sEATTLE fESTIVAL OF dANCE iMPROVISATION (SFDI)


SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI) 2017
24TH ANNUAL SFDI / JULY 30 – AUG 6

Raja Kelly, The Feather Theory

“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

 

The international SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI) is a world-renowned festival that provides the perfect opportunity to learn and share experiences with some of the most highly regarded artists working in the field of dance today. SFDI is a week of intensives, classes, jams, somatic labs, site-specific workshops, performances and discussions focused on fostering the study and practice of dance improvisation.

solo/group improvisation + contact improvisation + somatics + real-time composition + contemplative dance practice + creative process + narrative and social justice + skinner releasing technique + feldenkrais + dance theater + performance

 

2017 INTENSIVES // Joe Goode / Angie Hauser / Hilary Clark / Andrew Marcus / Taisha Paggett / Anya Cloud

2017 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 + MORE

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REGISTRATION

 

INTENSIVES FILL UP QUICKLY.
REGISTER FOR SFDI TODAY. // EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE TIL MAY 19!

*Early Bird pricing ends May 19 at 5PM (PST). Must register and pay in-full to take advantage of Early Bird pricing.

REGISTER FOR ENTIRE SFDI 2017 FESTIVAL PACKAGE
Sign up for your choice of Morning, Mid-day and Afternoon Intensives with Joe Goode, Angie Hauser, Hilary Clark, Andrew Marcus, Taisha Paggett, and Anya Cloud. Includes unlimited drop-ins, performances and jams.

>> Entire SFDI 2017 Festival Package: $500 EARLY BIRD PRICING / $550 AFTER MAY 19


REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL INTENSIVES

Sign up for an individual 5-day, 4-day, or 3-day intensive without unlimited drop-ins. Includes performances and jams.

>> Morning Somatics Intensive with Andrew Marcus: $200
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Morning Intensive with Taisha Paggett: $200
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Mid-day Intensive with Joe Goode, Angie Hauser, or Hilary Clark: $400
>> Afternoon Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation
with Anya Cloud: $110


REGISTER FOR UNLIMITED DROP-INS

Sign up for unlimited drop-in classes only. Includes performances and jams.

>> Unlimited Drop-ins: $150


DROP IN TO INDIVIDUAL CLASSES + JAMS

No pre-registration required


>> All drop-in classes 2 hours: $20 each
>> All jams: $5 each


REGISTER TODAY >>

 

2017 SFDI INTENSIVE FACULTY

 

JOE GOODE is a choreographer, writer, and director whose first concern as an artist is to provide a “deeply felt, profoundly human experience” in the theater. He is widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song, and visual imagery. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and the United States Artists Glover Fellowship in 2008. In 2006 Goode directed the opera Transformations for the San Francisco Opera Center. His play Body Familiar, commissioned by the Magic Theatre in 2003, was met with critical acclaim.

 

 

 

 

 

_DFP0670_smallANGIE HAUSER is a choreographer, performer, and teacher.  Her work is grounded in improvisation and collaboration.  She is a senior member of Bebe Miller Company receiving a BESSIE Award for her creative work with the company.  Since 2000 she has collaborated with Miller as a dancer, performer, writer and artistic collaborator. Her long time collaboration with dance artist Chris Aiken has yielded multiple grants from the National Performance Network, and work presented at national and international venues including The Dance Center, Links Hall, Bates Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church and Florida Dance Festival. Other choreographic projects include collaborations with nationally and internationally recognized dance artists Jennifer Nugent, K.J. Holmes, Darrell Jones, Andrew Harwood, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Paul Matteson, and musicians Mike Vargas, Jesse Manno, Tigger Benford, and Andre Girbou. She has danced with the companies of Elizabeth Streb, Liz Lerman and Poppo Shiriashi, and taught dance technique, choreography, contact improvisation and improvisation throughout North America and in Europe.  She received her MFA from Ohio State University.She is on the dance faculty at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

 

 

hilary_clark_1HILARY CLARK is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, performing in pivotal experimental dance and theater work, touring nationally and internationally. She received a New York Dance and Performance Award (2008) for her work with Tere O’Connor, luciana achugar, and Fiona Marcotty. She has also worked with Luke George, Jen Rosenblit, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Young Jean Lee Theater Company, Jon Kinzel and Larissa Velez Jackson. As a 2015 Artist in Residence at collective address (NYC), she explores the role and work of the dancer as well as developing Duet for/with/including Jen. Her solo, Accessories of Protection, premiered at Danspace Project (2012), her work as performer and choreographer is documented in Jenn Joy’s book The Choreographic (MIT, 2014). Clark has taught at Chunky Move, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Pacific NorthWest College of Art, and Movement Research. She recently opened Citrine Pilates & Wellness in Brooklyn, NY.

 

AM 1 LRANDREW MARCUS founded Disappearance in 2010 to explore boundary space between the ordinary, the beautiful, and the sublime. Disappearance develops practices to effectively transcend such boundaries; to encourage experience of the magical and the erotic; and to unequivocally engage the Real. Marcus holds an MFA in Dance and Performance from Arizona State University. His experiments with improvisation and somatic practices date to 1980, and he is active internationally. The School Of Disappearance opened in 2013. Previously, Marcus founded The Slow Training For Embodied Projects and Marcus Vesseur Moves with Wilma Vesseur (Netherlands) from 2007, toward alternatives to stage performance practice. Between 2001-2010 he developed Sensation And Form, a physical approach to dance composition and Technique For A Soft Body, a synthesis of his studies of release techniques and contact improvisation. From 1992-2001 he was adjunct faculty at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU/Tish School Of The Arts.

 

feb26 cam1 still5TAISHA PAGGETT is a Southern California-based dance artist whose individual and collaborative interdisciplinary works re-articulate and collide certain western choreographic practices with the politics of daily life to interrogate fixed notions of black and queer embodiment and survival. Such works include the dance company project, WXPT (we are the paper, we are the trees) and the School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, which have collectively been supported by Clockshop (Los Angeles), the MAP Fund (in conjunction with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), National Performance Network, Diverseworks (Houston), the Fusebox Festival (Austin) and Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, amongst other institutions. Most recently as a dancer, paggett has worked with Every House Has a Door, David Roussève/REALITY, Yael Davids, Meg Wolfe and with Ashley Hunt through their ongoing collaboration, “On movement, thought and politics,” amongst others. paggett is an assistant professor of Dance at UC Riverside.

 

Anya CloudANYA CLOUD dances with the body that she has to cultivate radical aliveness. As a contemporary dance artist her research includes making, collaborating, practicing, performing, and teaching. She values sharing her work in diverse contexts and with diverse people. As a dancer and dance maker she has worked with and/or performed for Sara Shelton Mann, Nancy Stark Smith, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Karen Nelson, Eric Geiger, Karen Schaffman, Yoalnde Snaith, Leslie Seiters, Mary Reich, and Kristianne Salcines among others. Her ongoing work with Sara Shelton Mann profoundly impacts her artistry. She has had the pleasure of teaching at Tanzquartier, Freiburg Contact Festival, Contact Austria, Israeli Contact Improvisation Festival, Ibiza Contact Festival, wcciJAM, Salt Dance Fest, and Ukraine Contact Improvisation Festival. She holds an MFA in Dance Theatre and currently teaches Dance at CSUSM, in addition to co-directing PADL West. She is also in the Feldenkrais™ Certification Training Program. www.anyacloud.com

 

SFDI 2017 SCHEDULE

 

// SEE THE SFDI 2017 SCHEDULE >>

 

PERFORMANCES + PUBLIC EVENTS


_DFP0602_smallCONVERSATION: LIGHTNING TALKS + ROUND-TABLE
WEDS AUG 2 / 6-8:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

In this popular evening of performance, presentations, and community dialogue, SFDI intensive faculty share what’s currently driving their research and practice.

 

 

 

SFDI_5PERFORMANCE: HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION THROUGH THE BODY
THURS AUG 3 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

More info coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Past SFDI Participants_Photo by Tim SummersUNDERSCORE
FRI AUG 4 / 7:30-11PM
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St
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 Velocity Founders Studio on Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm.

 

 

 

SFDI_2016_Cook_75PARTICIPANT PERFORMANCE
SAT AUG 5 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Performances by SFDI participants.

 

 

 

 

1st_batch_239 copyNIGHTLY DANCE JAMS
Open movement jams welcome to all.
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
$5 at the door / FREE for SFDI Participants

Learn more about each Jam on the SFDI 2017 Jams page // Coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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