// Velocity 2015 calendar //

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WebSH*T GOLD: The Deep End
SUN JULY 12 / 4-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
It’s a SH*T GOLD marathon! We’re opening up the floor for long-form performance events up to 30 minutes in length. More info >>

 

 

SS_Dress_03 copySTRICTLY SEATTLE PERFORMANCES 2015
JULY 24
/ 8PM
JULY 25 / 2PM + 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS
$18 / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

Super-charged new works by Zoe Scofiled, Pat Graney, Kate Wallich, Anna Conner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track. More info >>

 

Ralph Lemon 2SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALK
WEDS JULY 29 / 6-8:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

In this popular evening of performance, presentations, and community dialogue, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) intensive faculty share what’s currently driving their research and practice.

 

 

SFDI 2011SPEAKEASY SERIES: HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION THROUGH THE BODY
THURS JULY 30 / 2PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

A lecture demonstration and conversation facilitated by Karen Nelson with Andrew de Lotbinère Harwood, Ronja Ver, + Katherine Cook.

 

 

Andrew Harwood_ Christian LappDANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS JULY 30 / 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $12 / $15 at the door (FREE WITH SFDI PASS)

A critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. Featuring inter/national SFDI 2015 faculty. More info >>

 

 

UNDERSCORE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
FRI JULY 31 / 7:30-11PM
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St
$5

A long-form open improvisation structure for practicing and examining dance improvisation. If you’ve never attended an Underscore before, be sure to attend the talk with Katherine Cook beforehand in Founders Studio, 5:30-6:30PM.

 

 

 

Jennifer Monson - Photo by Valerie Oliveiro_smallDANCING THE SYSTEMS + SCORES OF LOCAL URBAN ECOLOGIES / JENNIFER MONSON SHOWING
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
SAT AUG 1 / 9-11AM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Experience Jennifer Monson’s process by participating in the last day of this site-specific intensive. Monson explores using choreographic practice as a means to discover connections between environmental, philosophical and aesthetic approaches to understanding our surroundings.

 

GUEST ARTIST SERIES: PEGGY PIACENZA
Touch Me Here
Encore Performance
SEPT 3 + 4 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at door / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

An evening length solo performance created and performed by Seattle-based choreographer Peggy Piacenza, with an original live score performed by cellist Scott Bell. More info >>


SPEAKEASY SERIES: ART IN PRISONS
SUN SEPT 13 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

In America’s prison system, prisoners are separated by physical, racial, socio-economic and geographic boundaries. Artists on the outside and inside are collaborating and creating fascinating work in many disciplines across these boundaries. More info >>

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: DANCER’S SURVIVAL FAIR
SUN SEPT 20
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

20-minute professional development sessions geared specifically for dancers!
More info coming soon!

 

THE FALL KICK-OFF / PACIFIC NORTHWEST DANCE PLATFORM + BIG BANG!
SEPT 24-27
SEATTLE DANCE SHOWCASES // SEPT 24 + 25 + 26
BIG BANG! // SEPT 27
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave

Celebrate the kick-off to the Seattle dance season. Each night some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists come together to celebrate the talent and innovation of Seattle’s contemporary dance scene.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Seattle Dance Showcases re-live the best performance moments of 2014 and preview what’s to come! Back by popular demand, Sunday’s BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with a performance party of simultaneous durational performances – dance, theater, sound, new media, installations + more! Each night is a one-of-a-kind showcase! This year, Velocity is also delighted to partner with CD FORUM. 

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: ANNA CONNER + CO / BABETTE DELAFAYETTE + JOHN MARC POWELL
OCT 9-11 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave

More info coming soon!

 

mjthumbnaildanceBASH
SUN NOV 15 / 6:30PM

415 Westlake
$30 / $50 Patron Ticket

The danceOFF to end all danceOFFs.
Stay-tuned for more details.

 

 


NEXT FEST NW

DEC 11-13 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
More info coming soon!

 

 

PAST 2015 EVENTS

 

rebecah-head2GUEST ARTIST SERIES: DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9 + A NEW WORK BY MATT DREWS
mouth to mouth
Plus The Weltgeist, a new work by Matt Drews (Seattle)
JUNE 19-21 / 7:00PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior /
$15 MVP / $50 Patron
Velocity brings Danielle Agami / Ate9’s triumphant return to Seattle, and two compelling new works by Agami and Seattle dance super star Matt Drews. More info >>

 

PeggySPEAKEASY SERIES: THE BLINDNESS THAT OCCURS WHEN I’M NO LONGER ABLE TO SEE WHAT I’M CREATING
SAT JUNE 6 / 1-3PM
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Movement Studio
4408 Delridge Way SW, 98106
FREE + open to all

Hosts: Dayna Hanson, Heather Kravas, Peggy Piacenza

New projects by Dayna Hanson and Peggy Piacenza are a springboard for conversation about blindness, clarity, and perception in the choreographer’s creative process. The audience will have unique opportunities to engage with each artist’s work and to join the conversation. This Speakeasy is made possible in partnership with the Youngstown Space Program. More info >>

 

 

1st_batch_463SPEAKEASY SERIES: ARTISTS RAISING KIDS
SUN MAY 10 / 6:30-8:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join us on Mother’s Day to celebrate artists raising kids. Meet other working artist parents, share challenges and inspiration.  All families and kids welcome. Hosted by Maya Soto, Karin Stevens + Laura Rodriguez.

 

 

GiveBIG to Velocity!
May 5 / midnight to midnight

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year’s GiveBIG will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and it’s going to be a true “Day of Champions.” Be a #DanceChampion + #GiveBIG to Velocity! More info >>

 

 

 

 

writingapoemAUDIENCE LAB with Alice Gosti
May 3 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Audience labs demystify Velocity performances with equal emphasis on presentation, participation, and social connection. Gosti shares video clips of artists who inspired her immersive performance practice, including Britain’s DV8 Physical Theater and Flemish legend Jan Fabre; takes participants through an experience of the ideas driving her new work, How to become a partisan; followed by a group dialogue reflecting on the April 25 premiere.

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: ALICE GOSTI
World Premiere: How to become a partisan
APRIL 25 / 4-9PM
Presented by Velocity at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP / $50 Patron
3:30-4PM / Community Procession Beginning at Velocity
4-9PM / Performance at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

This five-hour, come-and-go, immersive performance by choreographer, Alice Gosti, in collaboration with Hanna Benn, is commissioned, developed and produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development program. More info >>

 

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass_ by Christopher DugganGUEST ARTIST SERIES: MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY
HAPPY HOUR
Preview Performance
April 16 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP

Happy Hour mixes dance, theater and one card trick all set to a sound score of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Journey and Nat King Cole. Come after work, first drink’s on us. More info >>

 

ndpINFORMATION SESSION: National Dance Project (NDP)
APRIL 19 / 3-4:30PM
Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave
REGISTER NOW | FREE and open to all

Are you a dancer, choreographer, producer, or presenter in the Seattle area? Learn more about the National Dance Project (NDP) + how it supports you and nonprofit organizations in the creation and touring of contemporary dance. Join NDP staff + artist grantees for a free, informal info session on NDP grants! More info >>

 

COMMUNITY SaintMarkGATHERING: How to become a partisan
APRIL 19 / 5PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Want to participate in the community procession on April 25 that sets off How to become a partisan? You’re invited into the process as Gosti talks about the work, sharing an open dialogue focused on key themes including self-organization, the spiritual/political body, and collective resistance.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: StoriHeads_All blackes of Collective Resistance
APRIL 19 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join us and share your perspective in this intergenerational community conversation on how we move towards action. More info >>

 

Delfos Danza-Photo-LoisGreenfieldSPEAKEASY SERIES: DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DANCE COMPANY
APR 8 / 12PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join this conversation with the co-director of DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA, Claudia Lavista, and Seattle dance icon PAT GRANEY. Lavista and Graney will discuss contemporary dance in Mexico/Seattle; + how they, and other artists, are impacted by what is happening their countries artistically, politically, + economically.. 

DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA was founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz in Mexico City.  In 1996 we moved  to Mazatlán, México with the vision of creating dynamic new works as well as developing a professional training program for contemporary dancers.  The company is a unique collective of artists whose creative vision is characterized by fluid physicality and poetic narratives. More info >>

 

Velocity’s SPRING FETE
THURSDAY MARCH 12
5:30PM VIP RECEPTION / 6:30PM DOORS OPEN
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $250 VIP / $150
A benefit to celebrate Velocity as a
visionary national beacon for dance.
More info >>

 

 

 

 

dance cartel 4GUEST ARTIST SERIES: THE DANCE CARTEL
Velocity + The Dance Cartel present
ONTHEFLOOR
featuring special guest appearances by
REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, HYPERNOVA, GEORGIA SANFORD + DJ WD4D
March 6+7 / Doors Open 8:30PM
March 8 / Doors Open 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS
$20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP

The critically-acclaimed DANCE CARTEL makes its West Coast premiere of immersive dance experience ONTHEFLOOR, with a starry roster of special guests at Velocity Dance Center. More info >>

 

Bandaloop!SPEAKEASY SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH BANDALOOP
FEB 26 / 7PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join a performance/conversation with the artists of Bandaloop, a pioneer in vertical dance performance whose work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. Join Rachael Lincoln (Assistant Artistic Director, Dancer) and dancers Melecio Estrella + Roel Seeber, hosted by Velocity’s Artistic Director, Tonya Lockyer.

This Speakeasy Series is presented through The Velocity Sessions, a partnership with UW World Series.

 

 

THE BRIDGE PROJECTDSC_0314_Kaitlyn Jane Dye
JAN 30 – FEB 1 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP / $50 Patron

Post-show Conversation with the artists after the Friday and Saturday performance.

Featuring new works by Adriana Hernandez, Coleman Pester, Hannah Simmons and Dylan Ward. The Bridge Project is Velocity’s new works series that challenges 4 of Seattle’s most promising emerging choreographers to create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of 4 weeks. More info >>

 

Coleman Pester - Bridge Project 2015 - Nico Tower #2SPEAKEASY SERIES: PARTICIPATE IN PROCESS
SAT JAN 24 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Bridge Project 2015 artists present what is fueling their current work and creative process in a series of lightning talks followed by an open community conversation.

 

 

redshirt1 copyMARK HAIM + JESSE ZARITT INFORMAL PERFORMANCE
JAN 10 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS 
$8

New solos and duets created + performed by Mark Haim + Jesse Zaritt. See the new work developed in their Velocity workshop + residency!

 

 

 

Season Sponsors
Velocity’s programs are made possible thanks to the support of 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, Art Works, The Boeing Company, The Pruzan Foundation, Microsoft, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NEFA, and KUOW 94.9.

 

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