The Bridge Project is Velocity’s 4-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. This intensive residency offers four artists up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers. Additionally, all artists receive the creative, financial and administrative support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity. In programming The Bridge Project, Velocity aims to enhance the artistic growth of the choreographers, and provide an entry point into the local performance scene for dance artists new to the community.
On Sunday, January 24, the 2016 Bridge Project artists Stephanie Liapis, ilvs strauss, Nathan Blackwell + Ashleigh Miller shared key aspects of their creative process and bring the audience into their work, followed by an open community conversation as a part of Velocity’s Speakeasy Series. Watch each artist speak about their process and the discussion that followed below.