// SPEAKEASY SERIES //
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
Want to participate in the community procession on April 25 that sets off How to become a partisan? Travel from Velocity to Saint Mark’s Cathedral bearing food for the Saint Mark’s Food Bank. Participants are invited into the process through this one-time community meeting. Gosti and her cast of dance artists talk about the work and share an open dialogue focused on the key themes of the project including self-organization, the spiritual/political body, and collective resistance. All are welcome.
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 / 11AM
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 and by Velocity Season Sponsor The Boeing Company.
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
MON AUG 3 / 2015
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
Read responses to Velocity Speakeasy Series events on STANCE: journal of Choreographic Culture.
Have a response to a Speakeasy event? Email email@example.com.
To see all Velocity Speakeasy Series Events since the program began in 2011 click here.
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