// SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI) //

JUL 29–AUG 5, 2018
25TH ANNIVERSARY
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“The leading convening of practitioners in dance improvisation in the United States,” SFDI is a week of master classes, discussions, performances, and other activities with international dance innovators.

“SFDI was nourishing and transformative for my own creative process.
There is a willingness here to grow your ideas, and an openness to asking questions.”
—Jennifer Monson, SFDI Faculty

SFDI curators, a multiracial group gathered annually by Velocity’s director Tonya Lockyer, cultivate a diverse curriculum honoring many styles of dance improvisation with influences from pop culture, political activism, indigenous ritual, mixed abilities, gender exploration, hip-hop, butoh, and more.

2018 INTENSIVES // K.J. Holmes / Ishmael Houston-Jones / Eva Karczag / Taisha Paggett + more

2018 DROP-INS // Paige Barnes / Sally Dean / Stephanie Skura / Wendy Perron / Deborah Wanner / Karen Nelson

+ more to be announced soon

“SFDI curators, a multiracial group gathered annually by Velocity Dance Center director Tonya Lockyer, have cultivated a diverse faculty and curriculum over many years; 2017 proved to be an exceptional year in that regard … Teachers from many walks and identities filled the schedule.”—SFDI teaching artist Karen Nelson, Contact Quarterly

REGISTRATION

SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI)
JUL 29–AUG 5, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Early Bird Pricing: register by April 1
Regular Pricing: register by July 30, 12:01am
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Full Festival $525 Early Bird ($575 Regular)
5-Day Intensive $500 (Ishmael Houston-Jones, K.J. Holmes [Contact Improv], or TBC [Creative/Process])
4-Day Intensive $200 (Eva Karczag and guests [Somatics])
3-Day Intensive $110 (TBC [CI Fundamentals])
Unlimited Drop-Ins $200


DANCE INNOVATORS PERFORMANCE
THU AUG 2
$20 full day ($15 drop-in)
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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

Press

“CI (embodied) interrogates its own history” by Karen NelsonContact Quarterly (Nelson’s participatory research will continue at SFDI 2018, and has become a key anchor and lens for the Festival)

ARCHIVE

SFDI 2017

  • Intensives: Joe Goode, Angie Hauser, Hilary Clark, Andrew Marcus, I Moving Lab, Anya Cloud
  • Classes + Performances: Karen Nelson, Raja Feather Kelly, Mike Hodapp, Katherine Cook, Corrie Befort, John Dixon, Kris Wheeler, Chris Aiken, Sheri Cohen, Haruko Crow Nishimura, Alice Gosti, Tamin Totzke, Wobbly, Karen Daley, Ann Cooper, and more

SFDI 2016

  • Intensives: Bebe Miller, Darrell Jones, luciana achugar, Cathie Caraker, Krista DeNio, Stephanie Nugent with Shel Wagner Rasch
  • Classes + Performances: HIJACK, Morgan Thorson, Linda Austin, Cyrus Khambatta, Aaron Swartzman, Lila Hurwitz, Alia Swersky, Amy O, Victoria Jacobs, Douglas MacKenzie, Melanie Noel, Karen Nelson, Wobbly, Corrie Befort, Karen Daly, John + Anna Dixon, Katherine Cook, and more

SFDI 2015

  • Intensives: Ralph Lemon, Andrew de Lotbinère Harwood, Jennifer Monson, Joy Davis, Jimena Paz, Ronja Ver
  • Classes + Performances: Onye Ozuzu, Karen Nelson, Cathy Madden, Scott Davis, John Dixon, Katherine Cook, Nóra Hajós, Ralph Lemon/ Jennifer Monson, Joy Davis, Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Jimena Paz, Ronja Ver, Dani Tirrell, Sarah Gamblin, Michal Lahav, Jessica Jobaris/ Matt Drews, Corrie Befort

Questions? Please email Velocity Associate Producer Erin Johnson at erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org.