// Velocity 2017 calendar //


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AUG 25-27 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

3 of Seattle’s most promising choreographers create 3 new works in the pressure cooker of just 3 weeks at Velocity’s Summer Bridge Project turning Velocity into an intense hive of urgency, excitement and dedication. Cutting edge new work by emerging Seattle artists: Cameo Lethem, Anna Krupp, and Ethan Rome.  More info >>



11892094_878071052248445_7979935462317257839_nSPEAKEASY SERIES: DANCER COFFEE TALK
SEPT 10 + 13  / 11:30-12:30PM

Velocity Kawasaki and Steward Studios 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

As part of our commitment as artists supporting local artist, Velocity invites you to two lunch-time conversations Sept 10 + 13 focused on professional development topics. Velocity staff and established artists share tips on Better Grant-writing and Dancer Resources. Part of our annual Fall Kick-Off


Writing Stronger Applications for Grants + Festivals / SUN SEPT 10 / 11:30-12:15PM / Velocity Steward Studio

Join Tonya and Erin (Velocity Programs) for an open discussion. In this session we will workshop the application process, and how to communicate effectively about your work to funding and producing organizations. Bring your questions and your NextFest NW application / work-sample for tips before the deadline on SEPT 18.

Dancer Resources /WED SEPT 13 / 11:30-12:15PM / Kawasaki  

Learn about resources available to you for funding, low-income housing and health care, reduced-fare Orca Cards and more. Please bring ideas and resources to share. We’ll provide coffee and bagels.


Houlton_046THE FALL KICK-OFF 2017
SEPT 15 / 7:30PM
Century Ballroom
or donate at the door

Seattle Dance Showcases
SEPT 16-17 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $50 PATRON

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 the PNW contemporary dance scene. More info>>


BeccaBlackwell_PhotobyGeorgeMaracineanuGUEST ARTIST SERIES: BECCA BLACKWELL
They, Themself and Schmerm
SEPT 22 + 23 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll question what bathroom to use. More info>>


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 Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

A trio confronting the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, and structuring, while attempting to hold onto the character of the unnameable, vulnerable, and imaginable. More info>>



DEC 1-3 / 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. New work by Seattle-based innovators. More info coming soon!





EMahler - film still 3NEXT DANCE CINEMA
DEC 4 / 7PM + 8:30PM
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave

Next Dance Cinema features the best in local + international dance on screen. ONE NIGHT ONLY, two unique screenings. More info coming soon!




A Dance for Dark Horses
Premiere March 9-11, 2018

Velocity Founders Theater 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. More info>>



Untitled New Work
Premiere June 22-24, 2018
Velocity Founders Theater 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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