Posts tagged "SFDI"
SFDI 2017: What Opened Their Eyes

SFDI 2017: What Opened Their Eyes

After an improvisation jam guided by Joe Goode during Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation 2017, he offered a prompt participants to respond to if they wished. Here are some of the responses from people who chose to answer this: “Share an experience you had that opened your eyes.” 1. I was interviewing a girl from Rwanda as a class assignment. After I asked about her personal history...
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: Lightning Talks (SFDI 2016)

Speakeasy Series: Lightning Talks (SFDI 2016)

SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALKS is an annual event that happens in conjunction with Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) In this popular evening of performance, presentations, and community dialogue, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) intensive faculty share what’s currently driving their research and practice. Watch video of the 2016 Lightning Talks below! The SFDI Lighting Talks are part of an annual conversation series curated by Tonya...