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GUEST ARTIST SERIES: JOANNA KOTZE (NYC) / KIM LUSK (Seattle)
It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen by Joanna Kotze in a special split-bill with Seattle’s Kim Lusk

NOV 3-5 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP /$15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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Award-winning New York choreographer Joanna Kotze will be joined in this special split-bill Guest Artist Series performance with rising choreographer and local favorite Kim Lusk.

 

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

cp_table_flipCREATIVE / PROCESS SERIES
SERIES II: EXPLORATIVE WORLD-BUILDING
with Table Flip

WEDS OCT 18-NOV 15 / 6PM-7:45PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$40 Full Series ($10/class, 4 weeks) // Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
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Creative / Process classes reflect current developments in the field of contemporary dance. In this series with Table Flip, learn how to take the tiniest seed of an idea and nurture it into a full-scale show. Each week, enter a unique world, collaborate on building its physical reality, and discover what compelling story abounds within.

 


cmd_earshotACCESS VELOCITY: EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
IVAN ARTEAGA’S CMD (COMPUTERS, MUSIC, DANCE)

SAT OCT 28 / 8PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$18 adult / $16 Earshot members and seniors / $10 students and military
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CMD—a collaboration between saxophonist Ivan Arteaga, digital artist Marcin Pączkowski, and Seattle choreographer Allison Burke—explores movement and sound through the use of live music and artists wearing accelerometer sensors. With Greg Sinibaldi (sax), Ray Larsen (trumpet), Carmen Rothwell (bass), Katie Jacobson (vocals), Chris Icasiano (drums), and dancers Khadijah Lindo and Fenja Abrams.


ci_katharine_cookWORKSHOP SERIES: CI FUNDAMENTALS
SERIES II: KATHARINE COOK

SUNS OCT 29-DEC 3 / 1:30PM-2:50PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$60 Full Series ($10/class, 6 weeks) // Drop-in $15 / $12 MVP
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Build the perceptive and physical capacities that make the spontaneous acrobatics characteristic of Contact Improvisation possible. Working with weight, momentum, gravity, tone, and the raw honesty of the kinetic body, we’ll see CI become clearer, crisper, and more illuminated.

 

 


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MASTER CLASS SERIES: JOANNA KOTZE + NETTA YERUSHALMY

SAT NOV 4 / 12:15PM + 2PM 
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Velocity’s Master Class Series provides the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from around the globe. More info coming soon!

 

 

 

 


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SPEAKEASY SERIES: DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: Body, Space, and Sound in the City 

SUN NOV 5 / 5PM-6:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

This conversation will illuminate how we as humans are constantly affected by the surroundings we pass through and by the architecture we build, and how this relates to choreographer Joanna Kotze’s process and performance. / Panelists: Joanna Kotze, Kim Lusk, and architect Ben Maestas

 

 


eight_abigailsACCESS VELOCITY: EIGHT ABIGAILS

NOV 10-12 / 7:30PM (+ 9:30PM on NOV 11)
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20
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Choreographer and Velocity teaching artist Kaitlin McCarthy presents Eight Abigails, a reimagining of the teenage villain from The Crucible. A dance about a teenage girl teetering on the edge of sanity, survival, and insurgency, the piece premiered as a 20-minute work at NW New Works in June. The performances at Velocity will be the premiere of the full evening-length version.

 

 


l-e-v_mcMASTER CLASS SERIES: STG PRESENTS L-E-V DANCE COMPANY


MON NOV 13 / 6:15PM-7:45PM

Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15 / $12 MVP

Company member Keren Lurie Pardes, from Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s critically acclaimed company L-E-V, will teach chorography from the repertoire and technique before their upcoming show OCD Love at The Moore Theater on November 14, 2017.

 

 


CREATIVE / PROCESS SERIES
SERIES III: ERICA BADGELEY

WEDS NOV 29-DEC 20 / 6PM-7:45PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$40 Full Series ($10/class, 4 weeks) // Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
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next_danceNEXT FEST NW: DISRUPTION

DEC 1-3 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $18 under 25 (w/ ID) / $17 MVP / $50 Patron
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Next Fest NW celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance + dance cinema. New work by Seattle-based innovators. More info coming soon!

 

 

 


next_dance_cin_mahler-filmNEXT DANCE CINEMA

DEC 4 / 7PM + 8:30PM
Velocity at Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
$10 (one screening) / $15 (both screenings)
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Next Dance Cinema features the best in local + international dance on screen. One night only, two unique screenings. More info coming soon!

 

 

 


ci_kaitlin_mccarthyWORKSHOP SERIES: CI FUNDAMENTALS
SERIES III: CAITLIN MCCARTHY

SUNS JAN 7-FEB 11 / 1:30PM-2:50PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$60 Full Series ($10/class, 6 weeks) // Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
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Contact Improvisation’s open-ended and non-hierarchical form leads to endless creativity!Beginning with solo work, this class builds to spontaneous physical dialogue through internal sensing, observation of weight, and organic development of touch in a supportive environment.

 

 


ci-tamin_totzkeWORKSHOP SERIES: CI FUNDAMENTALS
SERIES IV: TAMIN TOTZKE

SUNS FEB 25-APR 1 / 1:30PM-2:50PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$60 Full Series ($10/class, 6 weeks) // Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
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This series will refresh the basics of Contact Improvisation and build foundational CI skills, such as rolling point of contact, giving and receiving weight, off-center dancing, and the joy of disorientation. Come find readiness, pliability, humor, connection, and flight.

 

 


made_in_sea_luskMADE IN SEATTLE: KIM LUSK
A Dance for Dark Horses

Premiere MAR 9-11, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

“Glorious, rollicking, superb dance art.”–Paul Swanson

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.

 

 


SFDI 2011WORKSHOP SERIES: CI FUNDAMENTALS
SERIES V: MIKE HODAPP

SUNS APR 15-MAY 20 / 1:30PM-2:50PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$60 Full Series ($10/class, 6 weeks) // Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
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Embrace your CI fears. Throughout this series, spend time warming up into deep and connected dancing and then search for what feels a little edgy. What are the aspects of our dancing that we’d like to change, but we’re not sure how?

 

 


MADE IN SEATTLE: MARK HAIM
Untitled New Work
Premiere June 22-24, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

“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!


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, Carla 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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