// Next FEST NW + Next Dance Cinema //

 

“This was dance as I’ve never experienced it before, smelling the shampoo of the woman next to me as she plopped back down in her seat, feeling the heat emanating off her heaving body. Dance is this visceral, this sensual, this mysterious—we just rarely get to experience it that way.”
— Melody Datz Hansen, The Stranger Slog

 

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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

 

 

 

ABOUT Next FEST NW

 

“A reliable source for predicting our next breakout dance stars.”
— Seattle Magazine

 

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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEXT FEST NW
is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest. Next Fest NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next Fest NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust dance art community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange. Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats welcome.

Each Next Fest NW presents artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process by a panel of peers, for public performances. Next Fest NW artists are fully produced, receive up to 12 hours of free studio rehearsal time, receive a guaranteed honorarium; and benefit from promotional, administrative, technical, and curatorial support.

 

**THE APPLICATION FOR NEXT FEST NW 2015: UTOPIA IS NOW CLOSED.**

QUESTIONS?
Email
 Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator: ErinJohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

 

 

about Next Dance Cinema

 

“If you’re wondering what’s about to come around the corner for new dance in Seattle,
this is the place to look.”
— The Stranger

 

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PHOTO KAMALA KINGSLEY

 

Velocity presents NEXT DANCE CINEMA in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen.

Next Dance Cinema accepts submissions from NW artists and filmmakers around the globe. Artists are invited to submit innovative works of screen dance that reflect the body in motion or dance-based performance. Next Dance Cinema is part of Next Fest NW, Velocity’s annual new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance performance and cinema. Selected works will be screened at Northwest Film Forum.

Video will be accepted in the following categories: staged work remade for the camera (not documentation), choreography created specifically for the camera, as well as the moving body articulated through animation and new media. All work must be no longer than 30 minutes in length. Next Dance Cinema artists benefit from the promotional, administrative and technical support of Velocity and Northwest Film Forum.

**THE APPLICATION FOR NEXT DANCE CINEMA 2015 IS NOW CLOSED.**

QUESTIONS?
Email Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator: ErinJohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

 

 

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