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...
Beyond the Ephemerality of Dance

Beyond the Ephemerality of Dance

Velocity Dance Center is working to make the 2015 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation the world’s first carbon-neutral dance festival. The incredible lightning talk given by Kidd Pivot dancer and SFDI 2014 faculty member Eric...
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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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, nice 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...
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, 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 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...
RE-POST: A Fiendish Conversation

RE-POST: A Fiendish Conversation

As we giddily anticipate the upcoming series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post Seth Sommerville’s interview with the artist originally published on SeattleMet’s website. The original can be viewed on the site here. Featured image by Eric Paguio.   By day Jody Kuehner lives the life of a mild-mannered dancer, but at night she morphs into an entirely different flashy character that gallivants and...
Weekly Websites 10.13.14

Weekly Websites 10.13.14

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: The Inexplicable, Fascinating Cherdonna Shinatra, The Drag Queen Who's Not a Drag Queen

RE-POST: The Inexplicable, Fascinating Cherdonna Shinatra, The Drag Queen Who’s Not a Drag Queen

As we giddily anticipate the upcoming series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post Christopher Frizzelle’s essay originally published in The Stranger exploring the creation of Worth My Salt and the starry persona that is Cherdonna Shinatra. The original can be found here on The Stranger website. All images by Karen O.    Cherdonna Shinatra is walking out of the Century Ballroom in a sequined strapless leotard and...
Weekly Websites 10.06.14

Weekly Websites 10.06.14

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...
Weekly Websites 09.29.14

Weekly Websites 09.29.14

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...
Weekly Websites 09.22.14

Weekly Websites 09.22.14

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...
What does it mean to you to make work in Seattle?

What does it mean to you to make work in Seattle?

As we giddily anticipate the series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post an interview with Jody Kuener/Cherdonna Shinatra alongside fellow artists Mark Haim and Ezra Dickinson. These interviews were originally posted April 1,2014. Featured image by Eugenie Frerichs.  STANCE: What does it mean to you, to make dance/performance work in Seattle? Why is your work made in Seattle?   Jody Kuehner/Cherdonna Shinatra: This city has...
Robert Tyree on Duet Love

Robert Tyree on Duet Love

  The first time Tahni talked with me about the project that would become Duet Love, she had me hang my head off a bleacher. We had just finished a final rehearsal for her 2012 piece SUN$HINE. Laying there, the studio upside down, she instructed: “Take in the room, its depth, its volume, the lights, the mirrors. Just notice it all. Now, gently close your left eye,...