STRICTLY SEATTLE 2014
Intensive: JULY 6 – 26, 2014
Performances: JULY 25 + 26, 2014
“This has been the most beneficial intensive I have ever participated in. I will leave Seattle truly inspired.”
— Dancer, Strictly Seattle
A total immersion into the Seattle dance scene. Three weeks of daily classes and rehearsals for beginning to professional dancers culminate in a weekend of professionally produced performances. Hundreds of dancers from across the country come together to study with renowned Seattle choreographers and teachers, create and perform new work, and take their dancing to the next level.
2013 CHOREOGRAPHERS // zoe | juniper + KT Niehoff + Marlo Martin + Mark Haim + Ellie Sandstrom + Ricki Mason
2013 FACULTY // Michele Miller + Ellie Sandstrom + KT Niehoff + Zoe Scofield + Amy O’Neal + Marlo Martin + Mark Haim + Tonya Lockyer + Ricki Mason + Hannah C. Wiley + Rosa Vissers + Kate Wallich + Bennyroyce Royon + Louis Gervais
For 2013 choreographer + faculty bios click here.
Three adult programs satisfy beginning through professional level dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a supportive and exciting environment. Strictly Seattle is a forum where dancers can meet and work together, forming alliances for future collaborations.
PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED SESSION is for dancers at an advanced level of training. Dancers in the Advanced Session work with one of three choreographers to create a new work. Technique classes include contemporary dance practice, ballet, partnering, improvisation, creative process and related techniques. Audition Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at Velocity, to determine casting.
> 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday / Rehearsals 3 hours daily
> $750 Full Session / $1075 Maximum Velocity (Register for both Strictly Seattle + SFDI and receive a 15% discount)
> $525 Technique Only (9:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday – Friday / No Rehearsals)
INTERMEDIATE SESSION is for dancers at an intermediate level of training. Dancers in the Intermediate Session will work with one of two choreographers. Technique classes include contemporary dance, ballet and related techniques.
> 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Monday – Friday / Rehearsals 2 – 2.5 hours daily
> $625 Full Session / $940 Maximum Velocity (Register for both Strictly Seattle + SFDI and receive a 15% discount)
> $400 Technique Only (6:00 – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday / No Rehearsals)
ADULT BEGINNING SESSION
ADULT BEGINNING SESSION is for those with little or no previous dance experience. Dancers in the Adult Beginning Session will work with a choreographer to create a new work. Technique classes include contemporary dance, ballet and related techniques.
> 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Monday – Friday / Rehearsals 2.5 hours daily
> $550 / $880 Maximum Velocity (Register for both Strictly Seattle + SFDI and receive a 15% discount)
> $325 Technique Only (6:00 – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday / No Rehearsals)
MAXIMUM VELOCITY 2014
Maximum Velocity is a world-class summer program bringing together Strictly Seattle + Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI). Register for both Strictly Seattle + SFDI and receive a 15% discount! Includes the Advanced, Intermediate or Beginning Strictly Seattle Intensive and The Entire SFDI 2014 Festival Package.
STRICTLY SEATTLE 2013 PERFORMANCES
JULY 26 / 8PM
JULY 27 / 2PM + 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $18 general / $15 MVP / $12 students + seniors
Strictly Seattle participants perform new works by zoe | juniper + KT Niehoff + Marlo Martin + Mark Haim + Ellie Sandstrom + Ricki Mason created during the three-week intensive. More info >>
2013 SPEAKEASY EVENTS
Join us for FREE Brown Bag Lunch Talks and Speakeasy events! You do not have to be enrolled in Strictly Seattle to attend these events. All Speakeasy Events are free, open to the public and take place at Velocity.
July 8 / 1:40-2:20pm
With physical therapists from Seattle Dance Medicine
Workin’ It in The Seattle Dance Scene
July 9 / 1:40-2:20pm
With Velocity Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer
Dance + Grad School
July 10 / 1:40-2:20pm
With Rosa Vissers, Kristin Hapke + Britta Peterson
Feedback Speakeasy: the tip of the iceberg
July 13 / 11-2pm
With Vanessa DeWolf (Director, Studio Current/PROJECT: Space Available) + guest facilitators
July 17 / 1:40-2:20pm
With Velocity Teaching Artist Alia Swersky
STANCE Writing Workshop
July 18 / 1:40 – 2:20pm
With Jan Trumbauer (Co-Editor, STANCE: Velocity’s journal of choreographic culture)
What We Talk About When We Talk About… Strictly Seattle Edition
July 21 / 6:30-9:30pm
Strictly Seattle students and attendees engage in constructive dialogue facilitated by Seattle dance legend Pat Graney and hosts Zoe Scofield (zoe | juniper) + Velocity. More info >>
“This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco . . .”: Dance as a Career
July 24 / 1:40-2:20pm
With KT Niehoff (Lingo), Zoe Scofield (zoe | juniper) + Beth Graczyk (Salt Horse)
Strictly Seattle students are immersed in three intensive weeks of technique classes, rehearsals, lunch time talks and performances.
To view the full 2013 schedule click here.
Strictly Seattle offers contemporary dance technique, partnering, improvisation, creative process, contemporary ballet, and somatics with some of Seattle’s best teachers + choreographers.
For 2013 choreographer + faculty bios click here.
Housing with other Strictly Seattle students is available in nearby dormitories. Just a quick short walk from Velocity studios!
For housing info + application click here.
PDF — Press Release for Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive, March 25, 2013
Have questions? Need more info? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strictly Seattle 2013 is made possible though the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Stewart & Jesse Abelson Foundation.
Photos Tim Summers + Joseph Lambert