Posts tagged "improvisation"
GUT

GUT

The studio is not ours. We are renting space. It is a large room with an irregular hardwood floor and many large rectangular windows looking out onto a residential street on the south side of the building. There are some houses. A glimpse of a bike trail. No one is out there. It is February. It is bleak outside, but the space is so wide, the windows...
SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Joe Goode

SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Joe Goode

SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: JOE GOODE “To make something, to build something, is not just exerting the force of your skill and intelligence upon the world. It is also a process of looking inward, of gaining new perspective, of inhabiting your life in a more deliberate way. This can be powerful and transformative.” – Joe Goode JOE GOODE makes dances to survive. In his own words, creating dances has been...
SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Taisha Paggett

SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Taisha Paggett

SFDI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TAISHA PAGGETT “Art making develops a type of curiosity that, I think, makes is a radical practice . . . to break open fixed narratives and ask why anything has to be the way it is.” – taisha paggett taisha paggett’s  work challenges dance, visual art, activism and education: What do they demand of us? How do they shape communities? What possibilities do they...
Speakeasy Series: Keith Hennessy Post-Show Talk

Speakeasy Series: Keith Hennessy Post-Show Talk

Last Sunday, March 13, 2016 Keith Hennessy returned to Velocity to perform his one man show, Bear/Skin, and engaged in post show discussion. Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer’s letter of introduction for the show:  “It changed my life” – that’s how a Seattle artist described the last time Keith Hennessy performed at Velocity. Turbulence (a dance about the economy) was a hybrid of improvised dance happening and political...