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[DanceNet] PRESS RELEASE - Velocity Fall Season Events 2013

Hello, 

Please see attached and below a press release for Velocity Fall 2013 Season Events including the homecoming of Washington native and emerging international superstar Daniel Linehan, Next Fext NW + Next Dance Cinema, exciting Speakeasy Events and more. 

We appreciate consideration for any preview, review or listing. If you'd like to come to any select rehearsals or interview the artists I would be happy to arrange them.

Thank you,
Leah

VELOCITY PRESENTS

VELOCITY FALL SEASON EVENTS 2013

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2013

velocitydancecenter.org

 

GUEST ARTIST SERIES:

DANIEL LINEHAN (WA/Belgium)
Not About Everything / The Karaoke Dialogues
PERFORMANCES: SEPT 12-14 / 8PM

OPEN FORUM: SEPT 6-14
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15

 

“Who the hell is Daniel Linehan? Is he the best new choreographer I’ve never heard of? 
Something like that. The 30-year-old American . . . makes clever contemporary dance work that takes influence from both sides of the Atlantic.”

TimeOut LONDON

 

"Not About Everything is a self-reflexive tour de force."

The New Yorker

 

Velocity presents a homecoming for WA native and emerging international superstar, Daniel Linehan. Linehan performs his critically acclaimed Not About Everything and leads a 6-day Residency with a cast of Seattle guest artists to create the latest installment of The Karaoke Dialogues (2014).

 

Daniel Linehan is an exceptional artist recognized internationally for being on the cutting edge of experimental dance and a celebrated a new voice in contemporary performance.  Born in Olympia, WA, Linehan has not performed in this region since graduating from the University of Washington in 2004. His critically acclaimed solo Not About Everything has been presented in more than 50 venues internationally, but never on the West Coast of the U.S. A major part of Velocity’s mandate is to champion the creation and presentation of Washington State performance. Linehan is a Washington State artist, changing the field of dance with his bold ideas. Velocity is excited to be the catalyst for Linehan’s homecoming.

Not About Everything is a funny and through-provoking attempt to remain clear-sighted and lucid amid the physiological disorientation that accompanies 30 minutes of relentless spinning.

 

"The speed and positioning of his turns varied, from whipping to lazy rotations, in time to rhythmic shifts in the vocal score, continuing while he drank water, stripped down to pale blue skivvies or read a letter to the audience outlining his "ethical dilemma" over creating in such a brutal world. Are Art's questions enough to sustain people . . .? Who can answer definitively? But in that moment, in that circle, they were."

 The New York Times

 

The Karaoke Dialogues (2014) In a six-day residency marathon, Linehan will collaborate with ten Seattle dancers and actors to explore with finesse and humor our connection to our identity, both singular and collective and ask: What do we win, and what do we lose by participating in forms of common action? Highlights from the intensive residency will be part of Daniel Linehan’s performance.

The Karaoke Dialogues Workshop is a part of a weeklong Velocity Open Forum happening alongside Linehan’s Seattle performances.

DanielLinehan.com

 

VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: (Title TBD)
SEPT 6-14, 2013

All events free unless otherwise noted.

 

Velocity Open Forums invite one-and-all into open, free-wheeling conversations on issues in contemporary art and society. This week of multidisciplinary art, book clubs, workshops, speakeasy events and conversations takes place alongside Daniel Linehan’s performances of Not About Everything / The Karaoke Dialogues with a focus on what it means to take an ethical approach to life and art.

 

FRI SEPT 6 – SAT SEPT 14
Workshop/Performance: Daniel Linehan’s The Karaoke Dialogues
Workshop: FRI-THR 1-6pm with Performances THR-SAT 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
$250 / $215 MVP

Open to movers and performers of all disciplines interested in engaging in a week-long creative process with an international leader in experimental dance. Participants will explore our connection to our identity, both singular and collective and ask: What do we win, and what do we lose by participating in forms of common action? The workshop culminates in three performances July 12-14 as part of Velocity’s presentation of Washington State/EU Artist Daniel Linehan. 

MON SEPT 9
Happy Hour Book Club
How Are We to Live? Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest
5:30PM
Liberty Bar
FREE

This happy hour conversation, happening alongside Daniel Linehan’s Residency at Velocity, focuses on excerpts from bioethicist Peter Singer’s controversial book How Are We to Live? Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest.  The reading is available free online and at velocitydancecenter.org

THURS. SEPT 13
Post Show Q+A
Directly following the Thursday night performance.
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

 

THE FALL KICK-OFF + BIG BANG! PARTY
SEPT 26-29  / 8PM

Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
TICKETS BIG BANG! $10 / Showcases $20-$50
 

“Dance exploded throughout Velocity last night… with installations on countertops and bleachers, above the bathrooms, and in the window, dance was literally happening everywhere you turned, creating a truly immersing experience.”

        — Mariko Nagashima, SeattleDances

 

Celebrate the kick-off to the Seattle Dance Season. The annual Fall Kick-Off is one of Velocity's most high-energy weekends of dance. Each night some of Seattle's gifted and charismatic artists come together to benefit Velocity and celebrate the talent and imagination of Seattle's dance scene. 

 

Friday and Sunday Showcases re-live the best performance moments of the last season and preview what's to come. Thursday's BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with music, dance, film and spectacle 8PM - midnight. Each night is one-of-a-kind and not to be missed.

Seattle Dance Showcases // Friday, September 27 + Sunday, September 29 / 8PM / Re-live the best performance moments of the last season and preview what's to come from Seattle’s leading dance and performance makers.

BIG BANG! // Thursday, September 26 / 8PM – 12PM / The immersive performance party of the year.


ACCESS VELOCITY:

JOAN LAAGE’S THE ENGENDERING PROJECT: CASTING SHADOWS
PERFORMANCES: OCT 4 + 5 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
TICKETS $12 / $15 seattlebutoh-laage.com 

Directed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh), The Engendering Project: Casting Shadows emerged out of Laage’s investigations into how gender fluidity and transformation have continued to shape the artist’s work over the past two decades. Laage’s collaborators are Kaoru Okumura (video and photography) and Jackie An with Doris Bartha and Emily Price (music). This project is supported in part by the CityArtist Projects 2013, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


SPEAKEASY SERIES:

THE ENGENDERING PROJECT: EVER BETWEENING
OCT 6 / 5-6:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

Join director/performer Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh), collaborators Kaoru Okumura and Jackie An, and invited guests in a roundtable discussion focused on gender fluidity and transformation in the creative arts.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES:  

BOOM POW! COMICS, GENDER + MOVEMENT
OCT 10 / 6:30PM
Velocity/ 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

A series of lightening talks and community conversation exploring gender stereotypes and the body through comic superheros – and it’s influence in pop culture. Curated by Melinda Fox (activist/fundraising strategist).

 

NEXT FEST NW 2013
DEC 9 - 15

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest.


NEXT DANCE CINEMA
DEC 9 + 10 / 7PM
Founded by Velocity Dance Center in 2006
Presented by Velocity in partnership Northwest Film Forum

Featuring the best in local and international dance on screen. This popular local film festival, founded in 2006 by Velocity to feature local dance filmmakers, expands this year to include two nights and to feature some of the best in new dance cinema from around the globe.

2013 Curators: Lou Karsen, Velocity A.I.R. Dayna Hanson, Adam Sekuler and Velocity Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer.

 

NEXT FEST NW PERFORMANCES
DEC 13-15 / 8 PM
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Avenue
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15


VELOCITY OPEN FORUM
DEC 9-15, 2013
All events free unless otherwise noted.

A week of Speakeasy events taking place alongside Velocity’s Next Fest NW. Velocity Open Forums invite one-and-all into an open, free-wheeling discourse on issues in contemporary art and society.


ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2013
DAYNA HANSON
 

 “A delicious dance theatre exploration.”

 American Theatre

 

Velocity’s Artist-in-Residence Program serves the needs of accomplished professional dance and movement-based artists or collaborative teams engaged in the process of research / creation by providing free space, time and support for work, reflection, and community interaction. The Artist in Residence also interfaces with other Velocity programs throughout the year.


Stay tuned for a series of projects from Velocity’s 2013 Artist in Residence Dayna Hanson. Dayna’s current dance theater work, The Clay Duke, is inspired by a Florida school board shooting; produced by ArKtype and On the Boards, The Clay Duke is being developed in a series of creative residencies, including at ACT Theatre, Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center in Tallahassee, FL and Velocity during Dayna’s tenure as 2013 Artist-in-Residence. The Clay Duke premieres in Holland in Nov 2013 before it’s Seattle premiere December 5-8, 2013 at On the Boards.

Dayna Hanson is a Seattle-based choreographer, dance theater director and filmmaker. Co-founder of dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Dayna’s work has been presented nationally and internationally at REDCAT, Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Walker Art Center, Miami Light Project, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, New York Live Arts, Dance Umbrella Austin and many others. Her dance films have screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, including New York Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, and most recently at South By South West and SIFF with Improvement Club. She co-curated 33 Fainting Spells’ international dance film festival, New Dance Cinema, from 1999- 2003. Dayna is 2006 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography, a 2010 United States Artists Oliver Fellow in Dance and a 2012 recipient of Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award.

daynahanson.com

 

VELOCITY CREATIVE RESIDENTS 2013

Maureen Whiting maureenwhitingco.org

Project: About That Tree, Commissioned and presented by Velocity’s SCUBA Program

Premiere /
SCUBA April 26-28, 2013 / Velocity Founders Theater

Shannon Stewart feetlikebirds.blogspot.com

Projects: New solo project and An Inner Place That Has No Place, Presented by Velocity’s SCUBA Program
 
Philadelphia Dance Projects March 22-23, 2013 + SCUBA April 26-28, 2013 / Velocity Founders Theater

zoe | juniper zoejuniper.org
Project: No one to witness and adjust, no one to drive the car, 
Commissioned by On the Boards
Open Performance Research + Process / May 23-24, 2013 / Velocity
Premiere / 2013-2014 / On the Boards

Ellie Sandstrom sandstrommovement.com
Project: the Series For supported by the Access Velocity Program

Premiere / November 2013 / Velocity Founders Theater

Kate Wallich + The YC with Andrew Bartee companywallich.com
Project: Super Eagle,
 Commissioned and produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle Dance Development Program

World Premiere / February 2014 / Velocity Founders Theater


SEASON SPONSORS

Velocity’s programs are made possible thanks to the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Horizons Foundation, 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, WESTAF, The National Endowment for the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The Boeing Company, Pruzan Foundation, The Stewart & Jesse Abelson Foundation, Pacific Continental Bank, Microsoft, The Snoqualmie Tribe and the generous support of individual donors.

--
Leah Vendl
Communications Coordinator
Velocity 
1621 12 Ave / Seattle WA 
206.325.8773
velocitydancecenter.org

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