// Velocity 2016 calendar //

 

STRICTLY SEATTLE PERFORMANCE_E1B6258-quickiesS 2016
JULY 29 / 8PM + JULY 30 / 2PM + 8PM

Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Super-charged new works by celebrated Seattle choreographers, created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track. Choreography by Alice Gosti, Amy O’Neal, Mark Haim, Marlo Martin, Rosa Vissers + Zoe Scofield. More info >>

 
 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALKS
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
WEDS AUG 3 / 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.

 


 
 

DSC_5011SPEAKEASY SERIES: History of Contact Improvisation through the Body: From Unimaginable to Resonance & Meaning
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS AUG 4 / 1:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Journeying in time from 1972-2016, this demonstration/conversation explores the development of a post modern dance form. Conceived and facilitated by Karen Nelson with Katherine Cook including Stephanie Nugent, Shel Wagner Rasch, Cyrus Khambatta, Aaron Schwartzman, Arwen Wilder, Krista DeNio, AND Cathie Caraker.

 
 

DANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS AUG 4 / 8PM
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway 1524 Harvard Ave
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 2016 faculty. More info >>

 
 
 
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a public intervention
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) / presented at Seattle Art Fair

FRI AUG 5 / 10-11AM
Occidental Square 117 S Washington St
FREE + open to all

2016 SFDI faculty member + choreographer luciana achangar will lead an intensive work period in Seattle, based on the research of The Pleasure Project, with a group of local and international dance artists. Velocity will host achugar in residence as part of SFDI, which will culminate in a durational public performance on Friday morning of Seattle Art Fair in Occidental Park. This project is curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. More info >>
 
 
 
_DSC1138_smallDUET PIECE OF STRING / BEBE MILLER + DARRELL JONES
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) / presented at Seattle Art Fair
FRI AUG 5 / 4PM
Union Station
401 S Jackson St
FREE + open to all

In the Union Station site —activated everyday by commuters and tourists visiting from around the globe, moving through its transit hub— 2016 SFDI faculty Bebe Miller + Darrell Jones’ performance will highlight how choreography is everywhere, always in everything. Through their deeply physical approach to improvised movement, they will brings awareness to the body of the viewer in the context of the art fair, revealing how we don’t just see art, we feel it and gain knowledge and experience through motion. This project is curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. More info >>

 


Rm2UNDERSCORE
FRI AUG 5 / 6-9PM
Velocity:V2 1525 11th Ave
FREE + open to all

A long-form open improvisation structure for practicing and examining dance improvisation. If you’re never attended an Underscore, be sure to attend the talk with Katherine Cook in Founders Studio on Thursday, 4-5pm.

 
 
 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundTECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY presents IOTA
AUG 26 + 27 / 8PM
TICKETS

Coleman Pester, founder and director of //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY, debuts IOTA as a collaborative collective of female voices in this bill of fiercely intelligent innovators. New works by COLEMAN PESTER / CAMEO LETHEM / JODY KUEHNER / JENNA EADY // More info >>

 
 
 
PETRA ZANKI presents 365
SEPT 1+2 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Croatian choreographer and performer Petra Zanki is thrilled to premiere her first work created in the USA: an intimate, moving meditation on love, what it is, and what it might not be. 365 is co-produced by Velocity. More info >>

 
 

Lusk1_VFKO_PhotoCredTimSummers_smallMaximumVELOCITY at BUMBERSHOOT
SEPT 3+4 / 4PM
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 299 Mercer St
TICKETS >> 

Velocity returns to Bumbershoot! A showcase offering a vibrant snapshot of the nationally celebrated Seattle Dance Scene. Performances by Mary Sheldon Scott, Kim Lusk, Stephanie Liapis + MORE. More info coming soon!

 
 
 


Quickies02THE FALL KICK-OFF

Seattle Dance Showcases
SEPT 22-24 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

 

The official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. Each night brings together some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of Seattle’s contemporary dance scene. Re-live the best performance moments of 2016 + preview what’s to come in 2017. Tickets + info coming soon!

 
 


12716124_717289811255_8886362563739264978_oDANCE FILM CHALLENGE
Part of NWFF’s Local Sightings 2016
SEPT 29
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
 
Selected films submitted through the V2 Dance + Film Residency are screened during NWFF’s Local Sightings 2016. Produced by NWFF, this annual fall film festival features new films, juried prizes, killer parties and national industry scouts looking for strong new work. More info >>

 
 
 


TRIGGER. NEW DANCE HAPPENINGS.

Molly Sides in partnership with Velocity: V2
OCT 8 / 9PM
Velocity: V2 1525 11th Ave
FREE + Cash Bar

 

Trigger. New Dance Happenings  is a quarterly performance showcase curated by Molly Sides. Trigger @ V2: Velocity will be its 7th edition + a special 4th anniversary celebration. Trigger brings together dancers and artists in an intimate setting where audience members experience performances in an unusual, communal way. More info coming soon!

 
 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: MARY SHELDON SCOTT
OCT 30  / 5-6:30PM
Velocity: V2 1525 11th Ave

FREE + open to all

More info coming soon!
 
 

SOLOS_Jim-Kent-049-WEBMADE IN SEATTLE: MARY SHELDON SCOTT
The SOLO(S) Project
NOV 3-6 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

The SOLO(s) Project is an evening-length dance work comprised of eight new solos inspired by Scott/Powell Performance’s rich legacy of work. Choreographed by Mary Sheldon Scott with an original score by composer Jarrad Powell, SOLO(s) is commissioned, presented, and produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle program in celebration of our 20th anniversary year. Tickets + info coming soon!
 
 

waldean_1.27.3NEXT DANCE CINEMA 2016
DEC 5 / 7PM + 8:30PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS $10 (ONE SCREENING) / $15 (BOTH SCREENINGS)

Next Dance Cinema
features the best in local + international dance on screen. ONE NIGHT ONLY, two unique screenings. Presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Tickets + info coming soon!

 
 

151210_200756_2NEXT FEST NW 2016: pastFORWARD
DEC 9-11 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Next Fest NW
celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance + dance cinema.
Tickets + info coming soon!

 
 


THE GLIMPSE PROJECT: NANCY STARK SMITH + THE UNDERSCORE
Glimpse 3 PERFORMANCE INSTALLATIONS
DEC 16 + 17 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $15 / $12 MVP

Step into a living world—somewhere between a 3D moving art installation, a visit to the zoo, and your living room. An international group of dancers (and one musician) share the results of their research into the potentials of the Underscore through a live improvised composition. More info >>

 

 

Velocity’s programs are made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors: The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Case van Rij, Jeremy Steward and Eric Hartmann, The Seattle Foundation, 4 Culture, NEA Artworks, ArtsWA, The Fales Foundation Trust, ArtsFund, and the generosity of season supporters and individual donors.

 

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