// Next FEST NW + Next Dance Cinema //

 

“This was dance as I’ve never experienced it before, smelling the shampoo of the woman next to me as she plopped back down in her seat, feeling the heat emanating off her heaving body. Dance is this visceral, this sensual, this mysterious—we just rarely get to experience it that way.”
— Melody Datz Hansen, The Stranger Slog

 

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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

 

 

Next Fest NW 2017: DISRUPTION

 

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

Disruption, people love to talk about it, but what does it really mean to be disruptive in these times?  Recently an engineer asked me if we had the equivalent of ‘disruption’ in dance.  I described a 24-hour improvisation I performed while blindfolded and ear-plugged in response to the Iraq War. I described how contact improvisation changed dance. How even earlier than that Paul Taylor simply stood still on stage for four minutes and received a blank page as a review. More recently, Boris Charmatz took over MOMA with Musee de la Danse to protest the appropriation of dance by the art-industrial-complex. We live in a time of political disruption, or a deep yearning for it.  What alternative do you envision and want to manifest? What do you want to interrupt or change? Collaborations with artists and thinkers from all disciplines are welcome. – TL

 

>> REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

Application deadline September 18, 2017 / Midnight

»NEXT FEST NW 2017»
DISRUPTION

A New Works Series for Artists in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Montana and B.C.

Performances December 1-3, 2017

Next Dance Cinema December 4, 2017

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the region. Next NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange. Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats welcome.

Each Next Fest NW presents 4-7 artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process, for three public performances. Next Fest NW artists are fully produced in Velocity’s Founders Theater, receive an artist fee and up to 20 hours of free studio time; and benefit from artistic, promotional, and technical support.

This year NEXT FEST NW 2017 takes on the theme of an overused trope –DISRUPTION. What does it really mean to be disruptive in these times?  NEXT FEST is where dance disruptors from throughout the region elevate risk. Artists and thinkers from all disciplines interested in movement performance are encouraged to apply. 

*Note: Next Dance Cinema is a separate application process.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Current residents of WA, OR, ID, MT, AK and BC over the age of 18
  • Choreographers and movement-based performance artists at all career stages.

 

IMPORTANT 2017 DATES

  • Optional: Workshop your application with Velocity Staff – Sept 10, 11:30am
  • Deadline for submissions – Sept 18, 2017 / 5PM PST
  • Work-in-progress Showing – October 19, 2017 / 3-6pm
  • Technical Rehearsal –November 27– December 1, 2017
  • Performances – December 1-3, 2017 / 8pm

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested artists submit the following in a digital application and work sample.

>>CLICK HERE to view and submit through google forms. 

 

ABOUT Next FEST NW

 

“A reliable source for predicting our next breakout dance stars.”
— Seattle Magazine

 

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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEXT FEST NW
is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest. Next Fest NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next Fest NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust dance art community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange. Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats welcome.

Each Next Fest NW presents artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process by a panel of peers, for public performances. Next Fest NW artists are fully produced, receive up to 12 hours of free studio rehearsal time, receive a guaranteed honorarium; and benefit from promotional, administrative, technical, and curatorial support.

 

QUESTIONS?
Email
 Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator: ErinJohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

 

 

about Next Dance Cinema

 

“If you’re wondering what’s about to come around the corner for new dance in Seattle,
this is the place to look.”
— The Stranger

 

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PHOTO KAMALA KINGSLEY

 

Velocity presents NEXT DANCE CINEMA in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen.

Next Dance Cinema accepts submissions from NW artists and filmmakers around the globe. Artists are invited to submit innovative works of screen dance that reflect the body in motion or dance-based performance. Next Dance Cinema is part of Next Fest NW, Velocity’s annual new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance performance and cinema. Selected works will be screened at Northwest Film Forum.

Video will be accepted in the following categories: staged work remade for the camera (not documentation), choreography created specifically for the camera, as well as the moving body articulated through animation and new media. All work must be no longer than 30 minutes in length. Next Dance Cinema artists benefit from the promotional, administrative and technical support of Velocity and Northwest Film Forum.

>> THE NEXT DANCE CINEMA APPLICATION WILL OPEN SOON!

QUESTIONS?
Email Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator: ErinJohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

 

2016 v2 dance + film residency

The V2 Dance + Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to two artistic teams selected through a Dance Film Challenge.

Send us a 2-minute dance film reflecting the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the crossroads that Capitol Hill artists, communities and residents are facing in this period of rapid development and change.

 

// ABOUT THE RESIDENCY //

Selected teams will be given a one-month residency in the loading dock area of V2 Collaborative Art Space, and an equipment and editing suite grant from NWFF.

Residency I: September 5th – October 5th
Residency II: October 5th – November 5th

Both completed projects will premiere as a part of Velocity Dance Center’s Next Dance Cinema 2016, on December 5th.

Exact days/times of the residency will be determined based on artist and venue schedule and availability.

THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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