Yearly archive 2014
Irreconcilability: Guest Curator's Note

Irreconcilability: Guest Curator’s Note

GUEST CURATOR’S NOTE Open Forum: Irreconcilability Tere O’Connor a partnership of On the Board’s and Velocity by Tonya Lockyer Tere O’Connor is one of my dance heroes. A radically inventive choreographer, mentor and thinker, he is an inspiration to generations of dance makers, and a provocative, eloquent advocate for the politics and poetics of dance. Perhaps the clearest indication of his importance to the field is his...
Luke Gutgsell: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

Luke Gutgsell: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

Everyone seems to think that New York is the sole location where vital and relevant dance is being made. Of course, it is a gem, a home to so many gifted artists who I admire. But for me, it is also an environment where making work requires the sacrifice of one’s very quality of life. The trade-off inherent in this paradigm is enormous. What is lost is...
Weekly Websites 11.24.14

Weekly Websites 11.24.14

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...
Carl Lawrence: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

Carl Lawrence: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

  Making work in Seattle has become an engagement with Manifest Destiny. What once was the Last Frontier has become a New Frontier, in which the promise of salvation and new beginnings has ceased to be a lateral movement. There is no more land to discover, no further West we can go. Instead, we look up and implore some measure of vertical salvation, in which there is...
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 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. In the midst of this incredible performance series, we...
Kim Lusk: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

Kim Lusk: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

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 West Coast...
Alexandra Maricich+Mariah Martens: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

Alexandra Maricich+Mariah Martens: What is the New West? Next Fest NW14

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 and that cost is thievery. We put our feet up in coffee shops and get naked in dance studios across the nation. We can’t smell marijuana anymore because it is just the city...
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...
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 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...
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 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 this...
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...