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FEATURED EVENT

bridge-project_winter-2017_calendarAUDITION: BRIDGE PROJECT

SAT DEC 16, 2017 / 5:30PM-8PM (Check-in at 5PM)
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Velocity is seeking dancers for its Winter 2018 Bridge Project program. The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. Dancers must be available for the following dates: January 1-19, 2018 for rehearsals; January 22-25, 2018 for tech week; and January 25-28, 2018 for the performances at Velocity. / Photo by Tim Summers

 

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

yc2_calDANCER AUDITION: YC2

FRI DEC 15 / 2:30PM-5:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Kate Wallich and the YC invite dancers of all gender identities and body types to audition for YC2founded by Kate Wallich in January 2017 in partnership with Velocity Dance Center. YC2 is a platform for dancers to exercise artistic agency while receiving consistent training, rehearsal and performance opportunities, and is currently the company in residency at Velocity.

 

 

 


master-class_madbootsMASTER CLASS: MADBOOTS DANCE
DEC 16 + 17, 2017 / 3PM-5PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP

Class begins with a highly physical warm-up creating a grounded awareness of the body. Through spinal focus and imagery-driven improvisation, dancers will connect to risk and expression. Class builds into a challenging phrase sourced from current MADBOOTS DANCE repertory and research.

MADBOOTS DANCE, the hyper-physical, provocative dance company led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016 and has reached audiences nationally and internationally, tackling topics of male identity and queer culture.


master-class_gracie-whyteMASTER CLASS: GRACIE WHYTE

TUE JAN 2, 2018 / 9:30AM-11:15AM
FRI JAN 5, 2018 / 9:30AM-11:15AM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP

This class will focus on utilizing floorwork technique principles to improve skills in smoothly changing levels with emphasis on softening into the floor, clarity of dynamic movement qualities, and traveling through space by lowering the center of gravity. Gracie Whyte received her professional training from London Contemporary Dance School and is a co-founder of WHYTEBERG, a collaborative choreographic duo with Laura Berg.

 


pnw-platform_calPACIFIC NORTHWEST PLATFORM AT APAP

JANUARY 13, 2018 / 1PM
JANUARY 14, 2018 / 11AM
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center 280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers) New York, NY 10003
RSVPs appreciated.

PNW Platform 2018, curated by the artistic directors of Velocity (Tonya Lockyer) and On the Boards (Betsey Brock), is a showcase of some of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. This year’s artists include: Kate Wallich + The YC; Jody Kuehner; Alice Gosti; zoe | juniper; Dayna Hanson; Spectrum Dance Theater | Donald Byrd; Dani Tirrell; Kim Lusk; Mark Haim; Peggy Piacenza; and Ezra Dickinson.


bridge-project-2017_comert-morishigeTHE WINTER BRIDGE PROJECT 2018

JAN 25-28, 2018 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. The performances feature cutting-edge new work by emerging Seattle artists Hope Goldman, Leslie Kraus, Michael “Majinn” O’Neal, and Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham. / Photo by Tim Summers

 


accessvelocity_calACCESS VELOCITY: MARLO ARIZ / EXIT SPACE

FEB 2-4, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Marlo Ariz (Martin) is a director, choreographer, teacher, and producer. She founded and currently directs eXit SPACE, a center for dance education and performance opportunities for the beginning student through professional level dancer. Access Velocity is Velocity’s curated production support program for artists and community groups presenting in our flexible Founders Theater. More information about this event to come.

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speakeasy_christin-callSPEAKEASY: CHRISTIN CALL: WHAT IS COMMUNITY?

SAT FEB 3, 2018 / 2:30PM-4PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Gather together at this Speakeasy event to discover the strength and diversity of the Seattle dance community. Attendees will use drawing and writing to explore the possibilities and characteristics of a thriving neighborhood and then discuss the findings. Facilitated by Christin Call with special guests.

 

 

 


accessvelocity_calACCESS VELOCITY: AMY J LAMBERT

FEB 16-18 + 23-25, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Amy J Lambert (Johnson) is the director of AJnC Dance, a Seattle-based dance theater company that takes its stimuli from literature and historical research. Her choreography has been presented across Seattle, and she is a company member of Marlo Martin’s BadmarmarDANCE. Access Velocity is Velocity’s curated production support program for artists and community groups presenting in our flexible Founders Theater. More information about this event to come.

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made_in_sea_luskMADE IN SEATTLE: KIM LUSK
A Dance for Dark Horses
World Premiere

MAR 9-11, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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The first evening-length work by this fast-rising choreographer, A Dance for Dark Horses is packed with Lusk’s signature “gut-busting parody”, dry humor, and physical virtuosity.  With an original score inspired by 90s pop beats, Lusk promises to tell stories about failure, success, and the power of group magic. / Photo by Ryan Hume


master-class_kidd-pivot_calendarMASTER CLASS: STG PRESENTS KIDD PIVOT IMPROVISATION CLASS

THUR MAR 22, 2018 / 6PM-7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Limited capacity; pre-registration required. $15/$12 MVP
SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, email info@velocitydancecenter.org.

Focus on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body, and explore kinetic relationships both within your own body and to the space around you. The class is explorative and non-performative and is intended for advanced level dancers and actors. See Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre’s Betroffenheit performance at The Moore Theatre on Friday March 23 + 24, 2018. For tickets, visit stgpresents.org.


accessvelocity_calACCESS VELOCITY: FULL TILT

APR 27-28, 2018 
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Full Tilt provides an avenue for Seattle dancers to meet, perform new work, and form connections with both emerging and established choreographers. This year’s choreographers are: Marlo Ariz (Martin), Jeremy Cline, Tyra Kopf, Melissa Sanderson, and Hayley Shannon. Access Velocity is Velocity’s curated production support program for artists and community groups presenting in our flexible Founders Theater. More information about this event to come.

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GUEST ARTIST SERIES: SEAN DORSEY
THE MISSING GENERATION
In partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

MAY 3-6, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

In partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Velocity presents Sean Dorsey Dance’s THE MISSING GENERATION, a dance-theater work giving voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. It is “a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors—those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.”


accessvelocity_calACCESS VELOCITY: CONVERGE DANCE FESTIVAL

FRI MAY 25, 2018 / 8PM
SAT MAY 26, 2018 / 6PM + 9PM

Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Converge Dance Festival supports Seattle-area dance artists in their growth and career advancement. This year’s artists are: Abigail Zimmerman, Angelica Delashmette, Emily Curtiss, Hope Goldman, Jordan Macintosh-Hougham, Jordan Rohrs, Stephanie Golden, and Warren Woo. Access Velocity is Velocity’s curated production support program for artists and community groups presenting in our flexible Founders Theater. More information about this event to come.

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strictly-seattle_calSTRICTLY SEATTLE 2018

INTENSIVE: JUL 8-28, 2018
PERFORMANCES: JUL 27-28, 2018
Velocity 
1621 12th Ave

One of our flagship summer festivals, Strictly Seattle is complete immersion into the Seattle dance scene. Five adult programs inspire beginning-through-professional level dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a challenging, invigorating environment. Strictly Seattle is a supportive community of open experimentation and camaraderie where dancers form alliances for future collaborations. Participants also work with a Seattle choreographer to create a new work, culminating in a professionally produced performance. / Photo by Tim Summers


sfdi_calSEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI) 2018
25TH ANNIVERSARY

JUL 29–AUG 5, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

“The leading convening of practitioners in dance improvisation in the United States,” SFDI is a week of master classes, discussions, performances, and other activities with international dance innovators. SFDI curators, a multiracial group gathered annually by Velocity’s director Tonya Lockyer, cultivate a diverse curriculum honoring many styles of dance improvisation with influences from pop culture, political activism, indigenous ritual, mixed abilities, gender exploration, hip-hop, butoh, and more. / Photo by Tim Summers


MADE IN SEATTLE: MARK HAIM
Untitled New Work

Premiere FALL 2018 (Date TBD)
Velocity
1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron

“A conceptual work realized with quiet passion.”The New York Times

Mark Haim has created work for some of the world’s most celebrated dance companies including the companies of William Forsythe, Jose Limon, and Jiri Kylian. His last work This Land is Your Land premiered in Seattle before touring to Paris, the American Dance Festival, and the prestigious American Dance Platform at New York’s Joyce Theater. His new solo opus connects 400+ individuals across nearly 100 years and 15 countries—Haim is gathering 400 “movement prayers” from individuals he’s met and worked with throughout his exceptional international career. Performing this chain of movements from “oldest to youngest” (ages 90-4), Haim’s performance ritual (and its companion film) will celebrate the fleeting interconnectedness of us all. More info coming soon!


shit goldSH*T GOLD

1st + 3rd Mondays / 10PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
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SH*T GOLD is Velocity’s open mic performance night for artists experimenting in any genre, for those unafraid to fail. Low stress. High focus. Arrive at 9:30PM to sign up (or email gold@velocitydancecenter.org on the day of event). You’ll have five minutes or less to take a risk. The bar will be open; the floor will be yours!

 

 


Velocity’s programs are made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners: The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Case van Rij, Jeremy Steward and Eric Hartmann, Barbara Lewis + Joe Cable, Carlo Scandiuzzi, The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4 Culture, NEA Artworks, ArtsWA, ArtsFund, Seattle Theatre Group, and the generosity of season supporters and individual donors.

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