That’s a HANDFUL!


Alyza DelPan-Monley

OCT 11-14 | 7:30pm

OCT 14 | 2:00pm

12th Avenue Arts | 1620 12th Ave

Join zaza on a fact-finding adventure, diving into and exploring HANDS: handshakes, hand signals, pinky promises, palm reading, shadow puppets, finger prints, nerve sensation, touch and connection. Using their two hands and ten fingers, as well as other props, metaphors and perhaps a touch of whimsy with a dash of the imagination, we will put our finger on the pulse of these distal appendages, their sensitivity and their capabilities. How and why do we use our hands and what are all the amazing things we can do with them?

Equal parts Radiolab meets the Magic School Bus meets the Big Comfy Couch, this show invites you to cozy up, feel some feelings and learn as many fun finger factoids and (hand)necdotes that we can cram into one show.

I give it two thumbs up! Pinky promise!


Alyza DelPan-Monley (they/them) believes in the expressive power that can be accessed in the body through movement. As a movement designer and choreographer, their work has been presented at Cafe Nordo (Violet’s Attic, Jitterbug Perfume), Washington Ensemble Theatre (Teh Internet, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Straight White Men, Dance Nation), and ArtsWest (Office Hour, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion). They perform and collaborate regularly with Salvage Rituals and they are a company member and dancer with MALACARNE. Alyza is Velocity Dance Center’s Curating Artist in Residence through September 2023. They strive to participate in and build processes where everyone feels like they can exist in their fullest selves by cultivating and celebrating every body’s unique form of expression.


This presentation is part of Velocity’s program the Curating Artist in Residency 2022-23, which was made possible with funding from the Cultural District Economic Recovery Fund initiated by Seattle Office of Arts + Culture.

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12th Avenue Arts is fully accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. The lobby, bathrooms and theater spaces are at street level, and seating is available without the need for an elevator or stairs. Bathrooms will be gender neutral.

ASL interpretation will be provided on Friday, October 13 | TICKETS

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