// Made in Seattle //


TO|GET|HER: How to become a partisan
APRIL 25 / 3:30-9PM
Presented by Velocity at Saint Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP

3:30-4PM / Community Procession Beginning at Velocity
4-9PM / Performance at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

How to become a partisan is a five-hour hybrid performance by Italian-American choreographer Alice Gosti, and in collaboration with Seattle composer Hanna Benn, presented in correspondence with the events of Italy’s National Liberation Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the Fascists. What needs to happen for us to take action? How do we move away from apathy and indifference? This timely new work is inspired by ideas of collective resistance, self-organization and the sharing of secret information; the movement of herds and stampedes; and the spiritual / political body, both individual and in mass movements.


OCTOBER 9-11 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave





“Velocity and Made in Seattle saved my creative life.” – Amy O’Neal



Photo Nate Watters


Velocity’s Made in Seattle program uniquely provides multi-dimensional direct support to artists over a period of a year or more, with particular focus on the critical Development Phase of new work. It is tremendously challenging for local dance artists to find the support necessary to create new work. The Made in Seattle new dance development program is 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.

Made in Seattle artists also meet regularly with Velocity’s Artistic Director to focus on larger artistic goals and creative projects. In just three years, the program has launched careers, helped start nationally celebrated dance companies, facilitated an artist’s transition from stage performer to a career focused on art and social justice . . . while also commissioning and presenting consistently sold-out, critically acclaimed productions. Made in Seattle artists receive pivotal resources: financial support, a commissioning fee, free rehearsal space, a production residency, a fully produced performance; dramaturgical support; as well as professional development through artistic, administrative, and philanthropic support.

Begun in 2012, and curated by Velocity’s Artistic Director, Made in Seattle has produced the world premieres of AmyO/tinyrage (2012), Danielle Agami/Ate9 (2012), Ezra Dickinson (2013), Kate Wallich + The YC with Andrew Bartee (2014), and Cherdonna (2014).

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.



Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch: The Most Promising Talent of 2015
3 of the 25 Artists have been featured in Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development series.

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