// Made in Seattle //
MADE IN SEATTLE: OCTOBER 2014
JODY KUEHNER AKA CHERDONNA SHINATRA
THE CHERDONNA SHOW: WORTH MY SALT
OCT 17-19 + OCT 24-26, 2014 / 8PM
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP
Jody Kuehner, aka ”huge-haired, worship-worthy” Cherdonna Shinatra, creates her first evening length Cherdonna Show, Worth My Salt — a one-of-a-kind dance spectacular commissioned, produced and presented by Velocity’s Made In Seattle dance development program. Worth My Salt premieres at Velocity OCT 17-19 + OCT 24-26, 2014.
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ABOUT MADE IN SEATTLE
Made in Seattle is Velocity’s new dance development program dedicated to growing the Northwest’s creative community by commissioning, producing and presenting evening-length dance works by some of the most talented and experimental artists from our region; as well as collaborative projects between Seattle artists and inter/national leaders in the field. It is tremendously challenging for local dance artists to find the support necessary to create new work. With Made in Seattle, Velocity is helping to fill this gap.
Artists receive pivotal resources: financial support, a commissioning fee, free rehearsal space, a production residency, a fully produced performance; as well as professional development through artistic, administrative, dramaturgical and philanthropic support.
Begun in 2012, and curated by Velocity’s Executive/Artistic Director, Made in Seattle has produced the world premieres of AmyO/tinyrage (2012), Danielle Agami/Ate9 (2012), Ezra Dickinson (2013), and Kate Walich + The YC with Andrew Bartee (2014).
The goal of this program is to increase the artistic quality of new contemporary dance pieces created at Velocity by increasing our direct support to artists during the critical Development Phase of a new work. Made in Seattle is particularly interested in helping mid-career artists. This program also fosters excellence in the Seattle dance scene by supporting extended collaborative projects that bring together local artists and international leaders in the field of dance.