RE-POST: Requiem Ascending

RE-POST: Requiem Ascending

Tere O’Connor is in Seattle! Velocity is partnering with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret Mary, and Sister. As...
Alexandra Maricich+Mariah Martens

Alexandra Maricich+Mariah Martens

  The West is freedom. It is cowboys and Native American prints and Manifest Destiny. The West was promised to be wild, and it was. We’ve stolen freedom. They say it comes at a cost...
Weekly Websites 11.17.14

Weekly Websites 11.17.14

Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does...
Claudia LaRocco Presents: Interview with Tere O'Connor

Claudia LaRocco Presents: Interview with Tere O’Connor

Tere O’Connor is going to be in Seattle next week! Velocity partners with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret...
What Velocity Wants To See in an Arts District

What Velocity Wants To See in an Arts District

This Fall Velocity hosted a Community Forum on sustainability. Participants shared ideas about how to sustain our creative communities economically, socially, and environmentally. I thought the conversation would come down to artists lamenting their lack...
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Kim Lusk

Kim Lusk

  The New West is obsessive innovation and excessive opportunity. It is an ‘And’ Culture. It is stronger and easier and cleverer and healthier and more complex and more out of the box and . . .   We see the ‘And’ Culture in the West-Coast-dominated tech industry (your iPhone is small and fast and can tell you the weather and looks good). We see it in...
RE-POST: Artist's Notes

RE-POST: Artist’s Notes

Tere O’Connor is in Seattle! Velocity is partnering with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret Mary, and Sister. As part of this educational/community partnership, Velocity and OtB host Irreconcilability, nine days of activities focused on O’Connor’s influential views on dance and contemporary culture. As we anticipate the performances which begin tomorrow, we...
RE-POST: Tere O'Connor's Dance Investigations

RE-POST: Tere O’Connor’s Dance Investigations

Tere O’Connor will be in Seattle next week! Velocity partners with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret Mary, and Sister. As part of this educational/community partnership, Velocity and OtB host Irreconcilability, nine days of activities focused on O’Connor’s influential views on dance and contemporary culture. Irreconciliability includes a choreographic workshop with...
Weekly Websites 11.10.14

Weekly Websites 11.10.14

Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does discussion. Our age of technology puts a wealth of perspectives at our literal fingertips, providing a multitude of sparks to prompt or continue discussions and engagement. Conversation, Information, and Inspiration are scattered...
Seattle Dances the Dream

Seattle Dances the Dream

  Collaboration. Inclusiveness. Harmony. These are some of the messages of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963. To commemorate the speech’s 50th anniversary and help the next generation understand its continued importance, filmmaker Richard Karz has produced The Dream@50 events, including Dance the Dream performances, in more than 30 cities worldwide over the past 14 months....
Feet Planted on a Choreographic Riddle

Feet Planted on a Choreographic Riddle

Tere O’Connor is coming soon to Seattle. Velocity partners with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret Mary, and Sister. As part of this educational/community partnership, Velocity and OtB host Irreconcilability, nice days of activities focused on O’Connor’s influential views on dance and contemporary culture. As we anticipate this exciting series of events,...
Weekly Websites 11.03.14

Weekly Websites 11.03.14

Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does discussion. Our age of technology puts a wealth of perspectives at our literal fingertips, providing a multitude of sparks to prompt or continue discussions and engagement. Conversation, Information, and Inspiration are scattered...
RE-POST: Unviable Structures

RE-POST: Unviable Structures

  Tere O’Connor is coming soon to Seattle. Velocity partners with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, Secret Mary, and Sister. As part of this educational/community partnership, Velocity and OtB host Irreconcilability, nine days of activities focused on O’Connor’s influential views on dance and contemporary culture. One of these events is a...
Worth My Salt: Post-Show Talk

Worth My Salt: Post-Show Talk

Following the October 25th performance of her spectacular first full-length solo work as Cherdonna Shinatra, Worth My Salt, Jody Kuehner sat down with Seattle theatre celebrity David Schmader in an interview and open exchange with the audience. View below some moments from the conversation, with transcripts to read along. Featured image by Jenny Peterson.   Worth My Salt Post-Show Talk 1 from VelocityDanceCenter on Vimeo. DS: This...
Weekly Websites 10.27.14

Weekly Websites 10.27.14

Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does discussion. Our age of technology puts a wealth of perspectives at our literal fingertips, providing a multitude of sparks to prompt or continue discussions and engagement. Conversation, Information, and Inspiration are scattered...
RE-POST: Pure Choreography

RE-POST: Pure Choreography

Tere O’Connor is coming soon to Seattle. Velocity partners with On the Boards in a celebration of master American choreographer Tere O’Connor, culminating in performances of his seminal works BLEED, poem, SecretMary, and Sister. As part of this educational/community partnership, Velocity and OtB host Irreconcilability, nine days of activities focused on O’Connor’s influential views on dance and contemporary culture. As we anticipate this exciting series of events,...
Weekly Websites 10.20.14

Weekly Websites 10.20.14

Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does discussion. Our age of technology puts a wealth of perspectives at our literal fingertips, providing a multitude of sparks to prompt or continue discussions and engagement. Conversation, Information, and Inspiration are scattered...