Co-Presented with the Northwest Film Forum

AUG 8  | 1:00 PM

Northwest Film Forum | 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington

Event is FREE for SFD+I Full Research Week participants

RE-COLLECT is an experimental dance documentary that traces an embodied exchange of intergenerational dance artists. Recorded in 2022 at a research symposium calledThink Gravity Dance Tank: Celebrating & Reckoning with Contact Improvisation and Performance, RE-COLLECT honors and interrogates the revolutionary dance form Contact Improvisation. The film serves as a time capsule during a pivotal moment at the intersection of COVID-19 and racial justice uprisings in the United States. Considering the gravity of these times, RE-COLLECT questions Contact Improvisation’s historical narrative and brings unspoken histories to the forefront to invite a more inclusive future of the form. The documentary will be followed by a post screening panel discussion with artists involved in the film.


Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at suji@nwfilmforum.org. Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at here in order to prepare yourself for the experience.