IMP 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 approach that integrates technique and creative process.

Velocity Kawasaki Studio
 1621 12th Ave
$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)


Series 1: JAN 13 – FEB 10 with NIKOLAI LESNIKOV
Series 2: FEB 17 – MAR 23 with VICTORIA JACOBS
Series 3: MAR 30 – MAY 4 with KT SHORES
Series 4: MAY 11 – JUNE 15 with ALICE GOSTI REGISTER



index2MAR 30 – MAY 4
KT SHORES: Praxis: Fluency in Everything
$60 Full Series / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

A unique non-modality based class exploring techniques to unlock creative potential and flow. This Praxis series focuses on increasing our facility as observers and our fluency as performers, creators, and humans. Dress comfortably, bring a notebook, and come ready to move, be still, and work in the spaces between. Live music by Angelina Baldoz.

KT SHORES is a choreographer, sculptor, writer, director, dancer, yoga teacher, martial artist, and mom based in Seattle, WA. She taught Samadhi yoga for a decade, is the Director of Studio Current, and is the Co-Artistic Director of the creative duo Mother Tongue with Angelina Baldoz.



Gosti_15_fb_redMAY 11 – JUNE 15
ALICE GOSTI: Making Work // Composition Class for All Levels
REGISTER $60 Full Series / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

This class focuses on the creative process in making body and movement based compositions. We will experiment with a variety of approaches to creating – intuitive, improvisational, and analytical. Making work consists of warming up, making, discussing, improvising, performing your own work and watching the work of other participants. I will share readings to ignite conversations and ideas. My interest is to create a space where one can focus on one own’s body based creative process, while playing with different exercises and processes. Uncovering your individual interests, your process and your work.


An ongoing question throughout the session will be ‘how do we make work that lives in the contemporary context?’


All levels and skills are welcome and will find the work challenging and nourishing.
The class will end with a informal showing of the works created on the last day of class – June 15, 2016.


ALICE GOSTI is an Italian-American choreographer, hybrid performance artist, curator and architect of experiences, working between Seattle and Europe since 2008. Gosti’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, commissions and residencies including being a recipient of the 2013 Vilcek Creative Promise in Dance Award, the 2012 danceWEB scholarship, the 2015 inaugural Intiman Theatre’s Emerging Artist Program as a Director. In 2015, Velocity commissioned, produced, and presented Gosti’s critically acclaimed 5-hour immersive performance How to become a partisan—  a multi-disciplinary event inspired by the Italian Partisan Movement. Gosti’s work has been presented/commissioned by universities, galleries, theaters and festivals worldwide. Dance Magazine has described her work as “unruly yet rigorous, feminine yet rebellious, task-like yet mischievous.“ Gosti has worked as a performer and collaborator with artists Sara Shelton Mann, Keith Hennessy, Carolyn Carlson, Mark Haim, amongst others. She is the founder of Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival, the world’s only festival dedicated exclusively to durational performance—international artists create original performances presented at at various sites throughout Seattle.





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