// Creative / process //

CREATIVE / PROCESS classes and workshops
are taught by leading movement practitioners and reflect current developments in the field of contemporary dance. Each series takes a multi-faceted investigative approach that may include research in somatics, performance, performance-making, writing for dance, design for performance, voice and movement, improvisation, movement generation and theory. Each class is unique based on the research of each artist, see lab descriptions.


WEDS 6-7:45PM
Velocity Founders Studio
 1621 12th Ave
$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)




WEDS APR 12 – MAY 17 / 6-7:45PM
$60 (Full Series) / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

We are here.

We are in space.

We are here in space, together, with others.

I’m interested in a physical and creative practice that moves past the binary of good and bad in our bodies, observations, choices, and actions. In this process we will engender a tone of curiosity, exertion, play, and attention to what’s happening and our experience of it.

We don’t have to get rid of technique or aspirations for clarity to move past the dogma of good/bad and right/wrong in our bodies and work. Rather we can use rigor in all forms as the vehicle to expand our physical, emotional, and creative toolkit. It is my hope that in this workshop, together, we will develop a culture of curiosity, playfulness, vulnerability, and accountability to each other and our creative selves.

This series is not an audition, rather it will contribute to research for a new project.

ZOE SCOFIELD is a dance and visual artist based in Seattle since 2002. Born and raised in Georgia, Zoe began ballet at a young age, instilling in her a deep love and interest in structure, discipline and performances’ ability to create a transformative experience. In 2004 she founded zoe | juniper with collaborator Juniper Shuey, presenting their work at national and international arts centers. Residencies, awards and grants include MacDowell Colony, Guggenheim Fellowship, Princess Grace Foundation, Artist Trust, NEFA, NPN, Wesleyan University, Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards, among others. She regularly teaches workshops and lectures on dance, collaboration and installation. She served as guest faculty at Walnut Hill, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, UCBoulder, CalArts, American University, NYU/Tisch and as a guest panelist for PICA Educating Dance Audiences, NEA and Cornish College. zj are co-founders of What We Talk About… an in-process feedback session for artists of all disciplines.

2013 Stranger Genius award winner zoe | juniper (zj) is a Seattle-based dance and visual arts team The Boston Globe describes as a “crazy dream you just can’t shake.” Co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey, the company creates stunning multidisciplinary dance performance and installation works. Over the past 13 years zj has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by Jacob’s Pillow, On the Boards, Dance Theater Workshop/NYLA, Bates Dance Festival, PICA, DiverseWorks, PS122, Spoleto Festival, Columbia College, PuSh Festival, Wesleyan University, American Realness, Pennsylvania Ballet, ICA Boston, Joyce Theater, DancePlace, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo House, REDCAT, OzArts, SIFFx, Carolina Performing Arts, Fringe Arts Festival, CNDC Anger and others. Awards and residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, Mellon Foundation and MAPFund.


WEDS MAY 31 – JUNE 28 (5-week Series) / 6-7:45PM
$50 (Full Series) / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

A conversation between language, movement and each other, this class invites committed dance makers and performers interested in a rigorous examination of process. How may our dances be simultaneously political and abstract? Formal and spontaneous? Precise and kinky? Individual and engaging?
We will move together.
We will read together (Lucy Corin, Samuel Delaney, Jenn Joy, Clarice Lispector, Maggie Nelson, Sally Potter).
And we will reflect back through words and actions.

HEATHER KRAVAS is a choreographer and performing artist.  Since 1995, she has investigated choreographic, somatic and collaborative practices to explore the limits of dance as a contemporary form.  Often repetitive and exceptionally structured, her dances consider and activate the edges of human experience – boredom, indulgence, disappointment and desire. Her upcoming work, visions of beauty premieres at On the Boards March 30 – April 2.

Kravas’s performances have been presented at venues including Chez Bushwick, The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The Kitchen, Movement Research at Judson Church, On the Boards, Performance Space 122, Fusebox Festival and Tonic as well as internationally.  Her varied collaborations include choreography with Canadian/European artist Antonija Livingstone (2003-2008) and extensive improvisation with cellist Okkyung Lee as the nono twins (1999-2004). Since 2001 she has worked as an interpreter and rehearsal assistant for DD Dorvillier’s human future dance corps and also performed in the work of Marina Abramovic, Jennifer Allen, Alain Buffard, Amy Cox, Dayna Hanson, Amii LeGendre and Yvonne Meier.

Kravas is a  2016 Creative Capital Artist and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Awardee and has previously received support from Foundation for Contemporary Art, MAP Foundation, National Performance Network, 4Culture, PACT/Zollverein, CCNFC Belfort, f.u.s.e.d.,  Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, the Yard and Seattle Arts Commission.



Series 1: JAN 18 – FEB 22: Amy O’Neal
Series 2: MAR 1 – APR 5: Victoria Jacobs
Series 3: APR 12 – MAY 17: Zoe Scofield
Series 4: MAY 31 – JUNE 28 (5-week Series): Heather Kravas







To see all Velocity CREATIVE / PROCESS Series (formerly called Investigative Movement Practices (IMP)) since 2013, CLICK HERE.


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