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Velocity's TEDxRanier Talk: Mother, for you I made this.

Velocity’s TEDxRanier Talk: Mother, for you I made this.

Tonya Lockyer and Ezra Dickinson recently spoke at the TEDxRainer event Known/Unknown, representing Velocity Dance Center. Lockyer introduces and contextualizes Dickinson’s work Mother for you I Made this, honoring the emancipatory and community-building powers of dance. Part performance and part activism, Ezra Dickinson’s Mother for you I made this is aimed at activating a conversation about the failed mental health care system in America through memories of Dickinson’s childhood...
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...
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 Beauchesne inspired this goal. Read the transcript of the speech below. The SFDI Lighting Talks are part of an annual conversation series curated by Tonya Lockyer.     We bend our knees, we...
Dinosaurs and Sea Hawks

Dinosaurs and Sea Hawks

Inspired by Ezra Dickinson’s “Mother for you I made this” which was supported and produced by Velocity’s Made In Seattle program 2013. Director: Linas Phillips Principal Cast: Linas Phillips, Ezra Dickinson, Melinda Frazier Premiere Status: World Premiere Country: USA Year: 2014
If You Laugh I Will Only Beat You Harder

If You Laugh I Will Only Beat You Harder

If You Laugh I Will Only Beat You Harder from Madeleine Bailey on Vimeo. Video by Madeleine Bailey and Alison Rhoades, 2011 “Indexes of endurance, absent spankers, mechanized logics and confused circuits, we know what is going on but we do not know for what this is going. In my video, installation, drawing, and performance work, there is transparency in both materials used and in what is...
Juggling Lesson #1: A mostly listening somewhat visual experience for two people

Juggling Lesson #1: A mostly listening somewhat visual experience for two people

Juggling Lesson 1: a mostly listening somewhat visual experience for two people from Sayward Schoonmaker on Vimeo.   This video is part of an installation. Two people are invited to enter a small tent, sit in the dark space, and listen/watch a poem.   Sayward Schoonmaker comes from Plainfield, New York. She is currently working on a book-length project about architecture, love, and ownership. She received her...