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The Speakeasy Series is an artist and Velocity-curated series of panel discussions, audience labs, show + tells, performance lectures, informal community conversations and/or other formats that focus on provocative or timely issues of aesthetics, philosophy or the intersection of dance and social justice confronting, or of interest to, the dance and performance community.  The purpose of the Speakeasy Series is to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue, promote civic engagement, create meaningful links between artists and the community, and support initiatives at the cutting edge of change.

“. . . it’s rare that the rest of us get a direct invitation to these kinds of conversations—the kinds of conversations that make dance seem less tricky and intimidating, and can help us all to look a little more closely.”
— Melody Datz, The Stranger Slog

 All Speakeasy events are free or by suggested donation, and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

 

upcoming SPEAKEASY EVENTS

 

Delfos Danza-Photo-LoisGreenfieldSPEAKEASY SERIES: DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DANCE COMPANY
APR 8 / 12PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA was founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz in Mexico City.  In 1996 we moved  to Mazatlán, México with the vision of creating dynamic new works as well as developing a professional training program for contemporary dancers.  The company is a unique collective of artists whose creative vision is characterized by fluid physicality and poetic narratives.

Delfos is a company and a school with a mission built upon the essential elements of creativity, education, dialogue and collaboration.  We are also a  group of artists and educators interested in generating new ideas, new approaches, new forms and projects.  Delfos Danza Contemporanea is interested in participating with other artists, companies and choreographers in artistic endeavors and partnerships.  We are attracted to the edge of our art form and all the possibilities that exist when we push our boundaries.  We believe in the power of dance and art, which gives balance to our community, our society and the world in which we live.

Join us for a Master Class with the company, 9:30-11:15am! Get tickets to see the company perform at UW Meany Hall, April 9-11. This Speakeasy Series and Master Class is presented through The Velocity Sessions, a partnership with UW World Series. Photo by Lois Greenfield

 

SaintMarkSPEAKEASY SERIES: STORIES OF COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE 
APRIL 19 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

A community conversation sparked by storytellers who have actively participated in social resistance around the globe, and at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALK
WEDS JULY 29 / 6-8:30PM

In this popular evening of performance, presentations, and community dialogue, SFDI intensive faculty share what’s currently driving their research and practice.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION THROUGH THE BODY
THURS JULY 30 / 2PM

A lecture demonstration and conversation facilitated by Karen Nelson with Andrew de la Harwood, Ronja Ver, and Katherine Cook.

 

The 2015 Speakeasy Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of Robert Stumberger.

 

VELOCITY OPEN FORUMS

Velocity Open Forums invite one and all into an open, freewheeling discourse on issues in contemporary art and society. Open Forums focus multiple Velocity Speakeasy Events around specific Velocity performances. Curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

 

DAY-LONG SFDI OPEN FORUM + LAB
MON AUG 3 / 9AM – 5:30PM
More info coming soon!

 

Past Velocity Open Forums:

VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: IRRECONCILABILITY / NOV 16-23, 2014
VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: THE GOOD LIFE / SEPT 5-14, 2013
VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: REAL/TIME / DEC 2-10, 2012
VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: RACE + REALNESS / SEPT 24 – OCT 21, 2012
VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: FAILURE: CONVERSATIONS AROUND ART + THE ECONOMY / SEPT 17-23, 2012

 

Propose a Project

Proposals for Speakeasy events are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please include a description of the format (panel discussion, film screening, post-show talk, informal round-table etc.), the issues to be investigated and a list of potential artists or participants involved. Send your proposals, in any stage of development to Cait Wyler, Programming Coordinator: Cait@velocitydancecenter.org. The Speakeasy Series is curated by the artist and Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer.

 

SPEAKEASY ON STANCe

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Read responses to Velocity Speakeasy Series events on STANCE: journal of Choreographic Culture.

Have a response to a Speakeasy event? Email stance@velocitydancecenter.org.

 

SpeakeaSY SERIES ARCHIVE

To see all Velocity Speakeasy Series Events since the program began in 2011 click here.

 

 

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