// 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 2016: PAstforward

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

The 2016 Next Fest NW focus is pastFORWARD. In celebration of Velocity’s 20th Anniversary as a dance space dedicated to emerging ideas, we’re looking for proposals that create new historical narratives and/or imagine brave new futures.

We create futures for the past. And how we remember the past, helps create the future. What is seen / unseen, lost, or fabricated? What feels impossible, but also exciting? We’re open to formats beyond the traditional “12 min max,” proscenium, while simultaneously wondering if what is possible in the proscenium has truly been exhausted.

In addition to our annual Next Dance Cinema festival, Next Fest NW 2016 will also include Nancy Stark Smith’s The Glimpse Project: three weeks of workshops, conversations, community performance scores, and a performance installation. Nancy Stark Smith is a legendary central figure in a generation of brave experimentalists whose ground-breaking work in the 60s and 70s continues to have a profound impact on the “cutting-edge” of contemporary dance today.

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

NW Artists are invited to:

  • Propose a new project inspired by the theme of pastFORWARD.
  • Apply to further develop a project you believe is related to this theme.
  • Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats are welcome.
  • *Note: Next Dance Cinema film submissions are a separate application process.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Current residents of WA, OR, ID, MT, AK and BC over the age of 18.
  • Contemporary choreographers and dance-based performance artists at all stages of their careers.

IMPORTANT 2016 DATES

  • **Deadline for submissions – October 17, 2016 / Midnight PST**
  • Notification – by October 31, 2016
  • Work-in-progress Showing – November 15, 2016 / 3-6pm
  • Technical Rehearsals – December 4-8, 2016
  • Presentation/Performances – December 9-11, 2016

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested artists must submit an application via Google Forms that includes:

  • Project Proposal providing a clear, concise description of the proposed project and how it relates to this years’ focus pastFORWARD.
  • CV or Biography
  • Work Sample (5 minutes) including excerpts from 1-2 recent projects that best represents the project you are proposing.
  • Work Sample Description that gives the panel insight into what they are viewing and how it relates to your proposal for Next Fest NW.

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director tonya@velocitydancecenter.org or Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

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CALL FOR FILM + SCREEN DANCE ENTRIES

Application Deadline November 2, 2016 / Midnight

 

NEXT FEST NW»

A New Works Series for Dance Performance + Cinema in the NW presents:

Next Dance Cinema
December 5, 2016 Velocity at Northwest Film Forum

Velocity’s Next Dance Cinema is accepting submissions from NW artists and filmmakers round 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 on December 5 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, new media, and installation. All work must be no longer than 20 minutes in length. Next Dance Cinema artists benefit from the promotional, administrative and technical support of Velocity and Northwest Film Forum.

 

Who can apply?

  • National + international artists over the age of 18 / no fee

Entry Guidelines:

  • **Submissions will be accepted until November 2, 2016 / Midnight PST**
  • Fill out the online submission form at here.
  • Preview screeners must be submitted electronically on the submission form via screening links (e.g. Vimeo, Google, YouTube). If chosen, work must be available as a high-resolution file.
  • Submissions should be 20 minutes or shorter in length.
  • Screenings will be held December 5, 2016 at Northwest Film Forum / 7pm + 8:30pm

 

Direct inquiries to:

Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director / tonya@velocitydancecenter.org
Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator / erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

 

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.

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

 

 

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.

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