// Master Class Series + Workshops //




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.







SAT JULY 23 / 11 – 1:30PM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave
$20 / $18 MVP
RSVP appreciated but walk-ups accepted


Lincoln’s workshop explores the duet form with particular attention to attunement in performance. Participants will improvise, learn solo and partnered material, animate objects, and work with structured scores of mundane virtuosity and precise physicality.

This workshop will serve as an audition for one to two dancers needed to understudy and perform “an attic an exit,” an evening length duet by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters. Selected dancer/s will perform once during a two-week run at ACT Theater Oct. 26-Nov. 6th and must be available to tour Nov. 7-13th.

In addition, Lincoln is looking for up to 5 dancers for a new work beginning in 2017.

Cited by Dance View Times as a “fresh, literate director with a mastery of dramatic timing,” RACHAEL LINCOLN has been making physical dance theater since 1997. Her work has been presented in venues including Sopiensaele Theater in Berlin, Theater Artaud in San Francisco, The Dublin Fringe Festival, The Bytom Dance Festival in Poland, UCLA, and The Indonesian Dance Festival. Lincoln was a member of The Joe Goode Performance Group and Jo Kreiter’s Flyaway Productions, and has collaborated with Sara Shelton Mann, Bebe Miller, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Kim Epifano in the US and with wee dance company, Sommer Ulrickson, and Jess Curtis in Berlin. With Leslie Seiters, she is co-founder and co-director of the duet company Lean-to-Productions. Rachael has been a member of Bandaloop since 1998 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the dance program at The University of Washington.

Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters’ collaboration spans two decades. Intent on expanding definitions of dance, they choreograph movement, props, rigging, and sound to engage their audiences in an evocative aesthetic experience. In the worlds they create, movement becomes language, objects become characters, and everyday logic is suspended. With equal concern for precision and wonder, Lincoln and Seiters integrate influences from contemporary dance, visual art, fiction, aerial dance, and theater.





Stay tuned for upcoming Master Classes. More info coming soon!




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