Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

Taja Will, Marisol Herling, Marco Farroni + Brea Wilson + Natha Santiago, Moonyeka + Arabella aka Arablahblah + Jessica Jones

Thu, NOV 10

8 PM – LÍNEAS DE SANGRE screening
9:30 PM – Performances

Northwest Film Forum | 1515 12th Ave

New Moon – $10 | Half Moon – $20 | Full Moon – $50

NIGHTLIGHT: Blood Moon is a special edition of the Velocity full moon performance ritual and screening! This time NIGHTLIGHT is happening in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. Blood Moon artists are preparing to get our blood pumping with full moon inspired offerings featuring a screening of Taja Will’s LINEAS de SANGRE, performances by Marisol Herling,  Marco Farroni + Brea Wilson + Natha Santiago, and a trippy video + movement experiment by Moonyeka + Arabella + Jessica Jones. There will also some special surprises to get us warmed up and ready for the winter ahead.

NIGHTLIGHT is a seasonal performance ritual + dance party inspired by full moon feelings and the need to come together when and how we can. Artist curators Fox Whitney and Moonyeka invite a rotating group of featured artists to collaborate to create a performance experience and dance party event on or near full moon moments happening in the winter, spring, summer and fall.


Dance Film by choreographer Taja Will + filmmaker Sequoia Hauck

LINEAS de SANGRE is the third chapter in a trio of works that instigate from archetypal and ancestral work. This series began with Bruja // Fugitive Majesty, a solo by choreographer Taja Will, presented by the Right Here Showcase (2017), followed by Blood Language, a work interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and released as a digital archive (2020). LINEAS pulls at threads of content and imagery and directly invites large and small echoes of Bruja and Blood Language through its final chapter. This chapter defines itself through a devotion to plant ancestors and land sovereignty, to indigenous solidarity and decolonization in artistic practice. Filmed at Belwin Conservancy, our process was held by ancestors of long, tall grasses, bison, raspberries, mullein, yarrow, burr oak, and red pine.