// The Bridge Project //


JAN 25–28, 2018 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron

Three of Seattle’s most promising choreographers create new works in the pressure cooker of just four weeks at Velocity’s Summer Bridge Project.

“The Bridge Project is one of Velocity’s great gifts to the city.”—The Stranger  

The performances feature cutting-edge new work by emerging Seattle artists Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar, Timothy Johnson, and Allison Burke. The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less.

About the Program

The Bridge Project is a performance series in partnership with University of Washington Dance Department that connects artists working in the field of contemporary movement-based performance.

“The Bridge Project allowed me the simplest and most effective of resources; time to develop and converse with others.”—Dylan Ward, 2015 Bridge Project Artist

The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. This intensive residency offers four artists up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers. Additionally, all artists receive the creative, financial, and administrative support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity. In programming The Bridge Project, Velocity aims to enhance the artistic growth of the choreographers, and provide an entry point into the local performance scene for dance artists new to the community.

The Bridge Project simultaneously offers dancers an opportunity to bridge studio work and performance while establishing relationships with a choreographer and other dance artists. Velocity’s Artist in Residence will be a choreographic advisor to all Bridge Project choreographers during the process. Four choreographers receive:

  • Fully produced weekend of performances in Velocity’s Founders Theater
  • Four weeks of rehearsal space at Velocity or the University of Washington (graduate only)
  • Costume stipend
  • Velocity-produced audition for your cast. Choreographers must be available at this time to teach material and select a cast and to stay afterwards to discuss casting.

Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar
Allison Burke
Timothy Johnson


Hope Goldman
Leslie Kraus
Michael “Majinn” O’Neal
Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham

Laura Aschoff
Renee Boehlke
Esra Cömert-Morishige
Liz Houlton
Anna Krupp
Cameo Lethem
Ethan Rome

Nathan Blackwell
Stephanie Liapis
Ashleigh Miller
ilvs strauss

Adriana Hernandez
Coleman Pester
Hannah SImmons
Dylan Ward


“Promising Work, New Perspectives at Velocity’s Latest ‘Bridge Project’”—Kaitlin McCarthy, City Arts; January 31, 2018
“With Seattle increasingly becoming a destination for top-tier dance artists, the quality of both the dances and the dancers at Bridge Project is as strong as it’s ever been, promising a future of exciting local performance.”

Thank you to our Bridge Project 2018 partner: University of Washington Dance Department.




Thank you to Jeremy Steward + Eric Hartman for the Bridge Project Dance Grant, which supports local dancers who demonstrate financial need.