// Master Class Series + Workshops //

 

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Velocity’s MASTER CLASS SERIES + WORKSHOPS provide the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from around the globe. Master classes + workshops — ranging from technique, improvisation, creative process and somatics — take place year-round, and bring internationally renowned artists to Velocity through partnerships with UW Meany Hall, Seattle Theatre Group, On the Boards and Cornish College for the Arts.

Past Master Classes + workshops have included: Mark Haim + Jesse Zaritt, Heidi Henderson, Tere O’Connor (NYC), Kyle Abraham (NYC), Ariel Freedman + Danielle Agami (Gaga USA), Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood (Canada), the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (NYC), Kidd Pivot (Canada/Germany), Mark Morris Dance Group (NYC), Chunky Move (AUS), Miguel Gutierrez (NYC), Keith Hennessy (SF), Kathleen Hermesdorf (SF), K.J. Holmes (NYC), Liz Santoro (NYC), Joy Davis (Countertechnique), Gregory Maqoma (South Africa), and many others.

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS + INTENSIVES

 

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WORKSHOP AUDITION: KIM LUSK
THURS JUL 6 / 5-8PM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave
$20 / $17 MVP

Get a look inside Kim’s process as she begins creating her new evening-length piece “A Dance for Dark Horses”. The workshop will begin with a short warm-up, then move into learning a full-bodied phrase. Participants will play with rhythm, intricate formations, clarity of dynamics, and how to show personality through a dead-pan face. This workshop serves as an audition to identify artists for this upcoming project and future collaborations.

“Dark Horses” premieres March 9-11, 2018 as part of Velocity’s Made in Seattle program. The audience experiences the magic generated by an exuberant group focused on a single goal in a celebration of the ultimate power of the unlikely winner. Kim’s work is subtle, funny, and jam packed with high-energy movement and a bit of country giddy-up. The movements are rhythmic and rigorous with a nod to both ballet and alone-in-your-room-groove-your-fu*king-heart-out dancing.

Questions? Contact Kim at lusk.kimberly@gmail.com

 

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.

CREATIVE / PROCESS SERIES
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)


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HEATHER KRAVAS: LABOR, STRUCTURE, DESIRE
WEDS MAY 31 – JUNE 28 (5-week Series) / 6-7:45PM
REGISTER
$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.

SPRING 2017 SERIES:
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

 

CREATIVE / PROCESS SERIES ARCHIVE

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

 

MASTER CLASS SERIES

 

more info coming soon!

 

master classes + workshops archive

To see all Velocity Master Classes + Workshops since 2013, CLICK HERE.

 

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