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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 Seattle dance iconoclast PAT GRANEY and the directors of DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA

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 >>

 

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass_ by Christopher DugganGUEST ARTIST SERIES: MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY
HAPPY HOUR
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

Dance makers, companies, producers, agents, and presenters in the Pacific Northwest region are invited to learn more about the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (NDP) at this free, informal, info session. NDP staff will be there to answer questions and give an overview of each NDP grant program. Learn more about the National Dance Project and how it supports artists and nonprofit organizations in the creation and touring of contemporary dance. 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

A community conversation sparked by storytellers who have actively participated in social resistance around the globe, and at home.

 

 

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
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, and in collaboration with Hanna Benn, is commissioned, developed and produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development program. 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.

 

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

Hosted by Maya Soto, Karin Stevens, Laura Rodriguez. 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.

 

 

rebecah-head2GUEST ARTIST SERIES: ATE9 DANCE COMPANY
mouth to mouth
June 19-21 / 7:00PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP

mouth to mouth is a fifty-five minute contemporary dance piece created by Danielle Agami, with original music by Jodie Landau, for a cast of eight dancers. More info >>

 

 

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STRICTLY 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 McCatrhy + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track. More info >>

 

 

Andrew Harwood_ Christian LappDANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation
JULY 30 / 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

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

 

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: ART IN PRISONS
SEPTEMBER 13 / 5PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave

More info coming soon!

 

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

More info coming soon!

 

NEXT FEST NW
DEC 11-13 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave

More info coming soon!

 

 

PAST 2015 EVENTS

 

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.

 

 

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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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