// NextNW + Next Dance Cinema //
ABOUT Next NW
NextNW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest. Next NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through NextNW Velocity aims to foster a robust dance art community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange
Each NextNW presents 3-6 artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process, for three public performances. NextNW artists are fully produced in Velocity’s Founders Theater, receive up to 12 hours of free studio rehearsal time, receive a guaranteed honorarium; and benefit from promotional, administrative and technical support. (*Note: Next Dance Cinema is a separate application process.)
NextNW 2012 REAL/TIME focuses on experiments in change and continuity through the time-based arts of dance and cinema. Dance is time-based in that the viewer experiences it through time, but dance can also refer to time through links or references to the past, or the future, or the “timelessness” of nature. REAL/TIME also refers to NOW and the “realness” of the moving moment. We are looking for artists who are actively engaging with questions around time in their current creative process.
NextNW artists are fully produced in Velocity’s Founders Theater and receive up to 12 hours of free studio rehearsal time and also benefit from promotional, administrative and technical support and a guaranteed honorarium. Proposals for installations, and nontraditional performance also welcome.
Who can apply?
- Current residents of WA, OR, ID, MT, AK, BC over the age of 18.
- Contemporary choreographers and dance-based performance artists at all stages of their careers.