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JUN 8-9 / 7:30 PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 general / $15 students/seniors/working artists

CLEAR is a real-time composition exploring the wholly uncomplicated practice of co-creation. In the urban environment life becomes increasingly complex by the day, posing new challenges and requiring complex decision at what can be an overwhelming pace. For an hour, settle with us into a state of attunement where intuition becomes reality, a wish can manifest in an instant, and all the beauty we create will arise, live, and vanish from our experience without hesitation. CLEAR is a unique opportunity to witness how very human we can be.


Produced by Sapience Dance Collective, an organization fiscally sponsored by Shunpike / Artistic Director and Producer: Angelica DeLashmette

MAY 25–26 / 8PM (FRI MAY 25) / 5PM + 8PM (SAT MAY 26)
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 general ($15 working artist)

This annual festival serves as a resource for emerging to mid-career artists and features choreographers Abigail Zimmerman, Angelica DeLashmette, Emily Curtiss, Hope Goldman, Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham, Jordan Rohrs, Stephanie Golden Crawford, and Warren Woo.




a cabaret about hookup culture

MAY 11-13
FRI MAY 11 – 7:30 PM / SAT MAY 12 – 7:30 + 10:00 PM / SUN MAY 13 – 7:30 PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 general / $15 reduced / $25 generous

Comedian, Performance Artist, and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Peter Donnelly premieres ‘hooked up,’ a cabaret about his experiences in hookup culture, set against the bewildering backdrop of dating in Seattle.





APR 27–28 / 7PM + 9PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$18 advance ($25 door) / $18 students/seniors / $15 working artists

Join Evoke Productions for their twelfth annual production of Full Tilt, an evening of new independent dance works. Evoke Productions produces five new works from local choreographers; Marlo Ariz (Martin), Jeremy Cline, Tyra Kopf, Melissa Sanderson, and Hayley Shannon with dancers selected from an open casting audition.





Presented by 3rd Shift Dance

FRI APR 13 / 7:30PM (7PM doors) – Semifinals #1
SAT APR 14 / 7:30PM (7PM doors) – Semifinals #2
SUN APR 15 / 6:30PM (6PM doors) – Finals
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Tickets start at $12

Now a three-night event, Battle for the Dance Belt is back for its sixth year. Friday and Saturday evening will serve as the semifinals, with the top two of each evening moving on to the final showdown on Sunday. The audience votes on who takes home the “Platinum” Dance Belt, $250 cash, bottle of Rachel’s Ginger Beer, and bragging rights. Join us as we watch these dancers leave in all on the floor!

AJnC Dance Theater Presents "Young Manic / I Wanted to Be on Broadway" / FEB 16-18 + 23-25ACCESS VELOCITYAJnC DANCE THEATER
Young Manic / I Wanted To Be On Broadway

FEB 16–18 + 23–25 / 8PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$16 ($20 at the door)

AJnC Dance-Theater, directed by Cornish alum Amy J Lambert, presents their second evening-length production, Young Manic / I Wanted To Be On Broadway, where 12 performers grapple with childhood dreams of Broadway fame. Through Cunningham-style modern dance, a few show-tunes, and a glitzy light installation to boot, the performers cope with their own personal and community disappointments when the show must go on.

READ “The Things That Matter in Life (Are Useless)”—Amy J. Lambert, Velocity’s STANCE: Journal of Choreographic Culture

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FEB 2–4 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

RiseUP is a celebration of dance and art featuring thePROGRAM dancers at eXit SPACE, a center for dance education and performance in Seattle offering opportunities for the beginning student through professional level dancers. The 29 dancers who were accepted into eXit SPACE’s thePROGRAM have worked with professional choreographers—including Mike Esperanza, Jackie Nowicki, Karen Baskett, and Marlo Ariz—and will be premiering their work at this show.



SUN JAN 21, 2018 / 7:30PM-9:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

“Not your run-of-the-mill book club,” Bushwick Book Club shows offer a special interaction between audience and performer surrounding a common source. Musicians will read local author Evan J. Peterson’s The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir, write an original song inspired by it, and unveil it at the event. Performers include Moe Provencher, Emmett Montgomery, Eric Lane Barnes, Amanda Winterhalter, and others.


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FRI DEC 8, 2017 / 7:30PM (7PM doors)
SAT DEC 9, 2017 / 7:30PM (7PM doors)
SUN DEC 10, 2017 / 6:30PM (6PM doors)
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 GA / $15 artist / $12 ages 55+ / $10 under 17
Special ticket packages starting at $25

Join 3rd Shift Dance at Velocity for an intimate evening featuring live music by Caela Bailey and Seattle native vocal powerhouse Adra Boo. With choreography by Xaviera Vandermay, this evening is chock full of lady power, fun surprises, and good vibrations to keep you warm on a chilly December night.


NOV 10-12 / 7:30PM (+ 9:30PM on NOV 11)
Velocity 1621 12th Ave

Choreographer and Velocity teaching artist Kaitlin McCarthy presents Eight Abigails, a reimagining of the teenage villain from The Crucible. A dance about a teenage girl teetering on the edge of sanity, survival, and insurgency, the piece premiered as a 20-minute work at NW New Works in June. The performances at Velocity will be the premiere of the full evening-length version.



access velocity earshot jazz festival cmdACCESS VELOCITY: EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL 

FRI OCT 27 / 8PM
SAT OCT 28 / 8PM

Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$18 adult / $16 Earshot members and seniors / $10 students and military

CMD—a collaboration between saxophonist Ivan Arteaga, digital artist Marcin Pączkowski, and Seattle choreographer Allison Burke—explores movement and sound through the use of live music and artists wearing accelerometer sensors. With Greg Sinibaldi (sax), Ray Larsen (trumpet), Carmen Rothwell (bass), Katie Jacobson (vocals), Chris Icasiano (drums), and dancers Khadijah Lindo and Fenja Abrams.

9fc499_c49bab6920104935ba1ea4aeb90cf765~mv2_d_2400_3300_s_4_2NA’LÅ’LA’  // I LAND
AUG 11, 2017 
NA’LÅ’LA’  – I LAND presents the one-night only Seattle premiere of Infinite Dakota’s inter-disciplinary performance/talk story album launch of NA’LÅ’LA’ — a sonic and visual activation of genealogical threads braiding indigenous philosophy, local hip hop, fino’ håya chant, and choreography from Guåhan and Aotearoa.
This Access Velocity production was made possible in part through Velocity Dance Center’s Creative Residency Program. 
More info>>

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SEA/BUS // Afterdance
AUG 6, 2017
A one-night-only show at the conclusion of SFDI, Afterdance is an evening of works-in-development wrought in the forge of off-hours rehearsals and dance all-nighters. Afterdance embodies the poetry of exquisite sensitivity, offers a singular glimpse into the future of performance improvisation, and will propel the unfurling of SEA/BUS’s new work into two evening-length events set to premier in Columbus, OH in October of 2017, in Seattle 2018, and beyond.  More info>>



JUNE 22, 2017

As part of the Seattle International Dance Festival, choreographer Cosmin Manolescu from Romania is offering a special set of workshops and interactive performances JUNE 18 + 19 + 22
The second and final interactive performance takes place in Velocity Founders Theater and will start out as a party and grow to include the elements that were decided in part one. Be a part of this immersive experience and enjoy being on the cutting edge of the creative process.
Participation for each event is extremely limited. Please email info@SeattleIDF.org if interested. Indicate your name and which program you would like to take part in. This will be an adventure you will be talking about for a long time! More info>>


Indigo for VDC

JUNE 16-18, 2017
Indigo is a unique collaboration, uniting eleven dancers from two different ensembles—one from Seattle, Washington and one from Columbus, Ohio—who share a common language but who also fully inhabit their individual physical dialects. In unfolding Indigo, we travel through the palpable history of cultivating, trading, and adorning ourselves into beings capable of possessing its legacy. More info>>


KIRKLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE // Annual Student Performanceposter-small
JUNE 3, 2017

Karin Kirkland School of Dance presents the end of the year performance featuring Armenian, Greek, Italian dances, and ballet. Special guests from Armenia and WA are invited to perform along with the students of KKSD. An exclusive choreography by Srbuhi Babaian will be presented by Karina Melikyan, the artistic director of KKSD. This is a great event to see colorful dances and costumes of different cultures. More info>>



NORTHWEST BALBOA FESTIVAL is back for its third year in a row! The party keeps on coming, and we need you to come to make 2017 better than ever! With more dancing, more music, more guided practices, and more afternoon socials, this year’s Northwest Balboa Festival will be the hallmark of the Pacific Northwest’s amazing dance community. More info >>

MAY 19, 2017



MAY 12, 2017
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MAY 5 + 6, 2017
What is this? What is that? What is the other? What other? Who’s this? Do you know that? How about the other? If this, then that? Could it be the other? You’re this! They’re that! I’m the other! Do you want this? Can I have that? Show me the other! Over this? Under that? Beside the other? Yes, THIS! Yeah, THAT! Yay, THE OTHER! Why this that and the other? I donno…. Liz, Alyza, and Elby have been creating three new works. Join us for this community supported event full of very different worlds.... More info >>


APR 28 + 29, 2017
Featuring new and reset works by Seattle Choreographers: Hailey Burt / Noelle Price / Sam Picart / Stephanie Golden / Wade Madsen // More info >>







17311266_10154924348542900_9217910069917824620_oCHIMERA DANCE THEATER // MARTIAN FOLLIES
APR 21 + 22, 2017
This modern dance variety show features a cast of aliens, robots, actual human dancers, and more. For two nights only, they will be bringing you the best acts of 1920s & 30s cabaret / vaudevillian / Martian / cosmic traditions. More info >>



17264101_10100717112093701_596446266347845842_nASHLEIGH MILLER + FAUNIX MEDIA // Brain is a Radio
APR 14 + 
15, 2017
Brain is a Radio is an immersive auditory and visual experience exploring the intersection of technology and dance. The performance experience is akin to being inside a kaleidoscopic screensaver. More info >>




MAR 31 + APR 1, 2017
Come see Forthun+Rome Dance Theater’s first solo show. The performance will feature new works by CarliAnn Forthun and Ethan Rome. “momentum.” explores the theme of ‘weight’ both literal and metaphorical, and how shifting forces affect humans physically and emotionally. More info >>




MAR 24 + 25, 2017
Two experimental and contemporary dance companies – Seattle based Anna Conner Co and Los Angeles based szalt – have come together to create a whimsical and curious evening of fierce women dancing in vigorous, cerebral and technically impressive performance premieres. More info >>







PETRA ZANKI // 365 Fundraiser
MAR 18, 2017
365 is an intimate, moving meditation on love, a dance solo that speaks of isolation, hope, and longing spaces in hearts with rooms full of light in each of us. This special, one night only presentation is a fundraiser that will benefit dancers and artists involved in a production set to premiere at the On the Boards’ 2017 NW New Works festival. More info >>




FEB 25 + 26, 2017
Join us for an intimate night of dance and music as 3rd Shift Dance joins forces with the superb Whitney Mongé with choreography by Xaviera Vandermay at Velocity Dance Center’s Founders Theater. More info >>




FEB 17 + 18, 2017
An evening of original works from four Seattle-based artists. Featuring four emerging choreographers—Daniel Costa, Kimberly Holloway, Emma Hreljanovic, and Ashleigh Miller— the bill offers an exciting palette of new dance brimming with athleticism, imagery, and soundscape. Join us; watch the dust settle. More info >>



840979-250eXit SPACE // RISE UP!
JAN 21 + 22, 2017
eXit SPACE presents their pre-professional division students, thePROGRAM. Lead by co-directors Marlo Ariz (Martin) and Karen O’Branovich thePROGRAM dancers will perform an array of styles and themes including modern, jazz, and hip hop. Students worked with a stunning collection of local choreographers for their 2016-17 season rep including Marlo Ariz, Karen O’Branovich, Sam Picart, Alicia Mullikin, Noelle Price, Mary Tisa, John Roque, and Amy J Lambert.







JAN 13 + 14, 2017
Nomads is an evening-length dance performance that explores the human-made forces that shape our habits, interactions, and patterns of movement–and the new possibilities that emerge in their absence. How does the constructed environment impact our understanding of one another, and of ourselves? Who do we become outside of our cities and highways?

Accompanied by a rich soundscape from local musicians Serge Gubelman and Erin Jorgensen as well as New York sound artist Stephen Vitiello, Nomads invites the audience on a journey to discover who we are on untamed ground. With Kori Martodam, Jonathan Lilly, Molly Levy, Corina Iona Dalzell, and Spring Cheng.

For more information visit jklm.studio



indexCORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS DANCE DEPARTMENT presents NEW MOVES CONCERT // Featuring choreography and performances by students. Proceeds from this event provide core funding to Cornish student scholarships which means that your ticket purchase today directly benefits the arts education of our Cornish students!

DEC 2 / 8PM
DEC 3 / 3PM + 8PM



alana-ice-grungy10ALANA O. ROGERS DANCE COMPANY presents INTO ICE // Into Ice explores an icy landscape and its snow-laden inhabitants in three parts: Into Ice, Kingdom, and Home. The dance promises a sensory feast of ice and light, illuminating the Arctic through stories of adventure and survival, coldness, and the desire for home and hearth. Composer Nico Tower provides live accompaniment to the work with an original score of acapella vocals, piano, and percussion, highlighting the vastness and haunting beauty of this frozen world. // A performance art installation will begin 30 minutes before each evening’s performance.

NOV 11-12 + 18-19 / 8 PM

ulp-262x272THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT presents CROWNING DAY featuring SKYROS QUARTET // A bold five-movement multi-media work for string quartet, piano, and baritone voice/narrator by composer and photographer Marcus Oldham.

OCT 29 / 8PM





2014.04.08: Naomi Wachira @ The Triple Door, Seattle, WA3RD SHIFT DANCE presents SHIFT SESSIONS: VOLUME 2 featuring NAOMI WACHIRA // Spend an intimate evening featuring live music by Naomi Wachira blended with choreography by Xaviera Vandermay, and dancing by 3rd Shift Dance in “Shift Sessions: Volume 2” at Velocity Dance Center. Also on the bill, guest artists Anna Conner + Co and 3rd Shift Dance Youth Ensemble premiering a new work by Brittni Bryan and Ian Howe, as well as a reprise of the touching work “We All Must Come Home” choreographed by Dani Tirrell and commissioned by 3rd Shift Dance.

OCT 15 + 16  / Doors 7:30PM, Show at 8PM
More information about 3rd Shift Dance available at www.3rdshiftdance.org + www.facebook.com/3rdshiftdance.
More information about Naomi Wachira available at www.naomiwachira.com + www.facebook.com/Imanafricangirl

https://archive.velocitydancecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/petra-1.jpgPETRA ZANKI presents 365 // Croatian choreographer and performer Petra Zanki is thrilled to premiere her first work created in the USA: an intimate, moving meditation on love, what it is, and what it might not be. Working in tandem with Seattle dancer Lauren Linder, musician Erin Jorgensen, and photographer Erica Keeling, 365 is a gradually unfolding, profound reflection based on an autobiographical collection of notes and poems written over the course of one year.
More info >>

SEPT 1 / 8PM
SEPT 2 / 8PM w/ Post-show music with Erin Jorgensen




Coleman Pester, founder and director of //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY, debuts IOTA as a collaborative collective of female voices in this bill of fiercely intelligent innovators. They/She highlights both emerging and established choreographers from female, non binary, and queer perspectives; together they set out to challenge themes of identity.

These works are acts of coming out for all four choreographers. For Cameo and Jenna, IOTA represents their first choreographic commission in Seattle. For Jody, this will be a rare opportunity to see this established choreographer present work without the persona of Cherdonna. For Coleman, this project is a statement of //TMS’ identity within the Seattle dance community. www.tectonicmarrowsociety.com


13177640_10154060313976955_3765713090513561341_nTHE FAMILY presents LOVE IS THE MESSAGE: A BLACK PRIDE PARTY // A Party to celebrate Black LBGTQI communities and families in a safe and supportive environment. Pop up performances, Dj sets by Riz Rollins and Stas the Boss, youth activities, and dancing.


SAT JUN 25 / 8PM




717747-250TEAM DIVA REAL ESTATE presents DIVAS TAKE THE HILL // Divas Take the Hill is the premier Gay Pride Kick Off party on Capitol Hill. It is your only time you can see the city’s best drag, burlesque, and GLBTQ talent in ONE spot before they hit the road entertaining the masses. All of the ticket and booze sales go to benefit the most vulnerable part of your GLBTQ community. We may have gay marriage in Washington State but kids are still being kicked out onto the streets by their parents because they are gay. It is not right and we need to do something about it! / This is an 18+ an event. / Hosted by DonnaTella Howe and Miss Kitty



Benefiting: PSKS – Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
Powered by the love and glitter of Drag to the Rescue, Miss Kitty Baby, DonnaTella Howe, Sylvia O’Stayformore and Team Diva Real Estate’s Diva Dwellers


An interactive event with visual artist Scott Kolbo and the iconoclast band TORCH. The four classical elements of earth, fire, wind, and water will be depicted through music and brought to lie with moving canvas imagery. We will engage the audience in our depiction of a fifth element, Aether.


SAT MAY 21 / 8PM





6f236b7a-1748-4204-b8b3-9dd4fb803c78THE IllUMINATIO PROJECT presents ILLUMINATIO: YO SOY // Illuminatio, from the Latin word meaning ‘Illumination’, is about the journey that begins with the question, ‘Who am I?’ The journey towards catharsis, when you truly see yourself unmasked. Choreography by Amanda Goodwin. Performance by Michelle Froehlich, Amanda Goodwin, Simon Grant, Michele McCauley, Stella Rossi + Alessandro Scott. Original music by Andrei Stomma, Felicia Loud, and Milton. MORE INFO >>
FRI MAY 20 / 7PM



INTREPIDUS DANCE presents FEMME // Femme is a concert inspired by the journeys and stories of women. By presenting work by female choreographers, on a company of all female dancers, Intrepidus will explore the reality of womanhood and coming of age as a woman. Featuring work by Holly Logan, Samantha Weissbach, and Lindsay Johns.










BELLINGHAM REPERTORY DANCE presents DECADE // An evening of six of the strongest and most audience-loved pieces gathered from the full ten years of the company’s history, including works by Ryan Corriston, Marlo Martin, Jackie-Lou Breakey, Mary Sheldon Scott, Eva Stone, and Deborah Wolf.


APRIL 29 + 30 / 8PM







683721-250KARIN STEVENS DANCE presents (re)MOVE: BACK TOWARD AGAIN THE (re)TURN FACING // An evening of dance and live music ventures into personal and feminist injustices of the earth and the female body, with original compositions by Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal and internationally-recognized, Wayne Horvitz. Full of turbulent exchanges, (re) MOVE: (re) TURN pulls from thousands of years of scientific, philosophical and spiritual writing on connections between women and the earth.


APRIL 22 + 23 / 7:30PM
APRIL 24 / 6:30PM








Relay PrimeRELAY DANCE COLLECTIVE presents PRIME // An evening of top-notch contemporary dance that will move dance lovers and newbies alike. With 24 new and returning performers, the Seattle-based troupe performs at Velocity following its 2015 sold-out performances which “demonstrated the joys of modern, contemporary, and hip hop dance without missing a beat.”


APRIL 15 / 7PM
APRIL 16 / 7PM + 10PM
APRIL 17 / 7PM


EVOKE PRODUCTIONS presents FULL TILT 2016 // Full Tilt 2016, marks Evoke Productions’ 10th year anniversary and will include 5 new works by choreographers Daniel Costa, Imana Gunawan, Karen O’Branovich, Mark Haim, and Maya Soto.


APRIL 8 + 9 / 7PM + 9PM






650589-250ANGELICA DELASHMETTE, KELSEY DIANE HAMON + SARAH M.F. OXFORD present BEING. // Being. will debut two unique dance works examining ideas around human existence. 


APRIL 1 + 2 / 8PM





indexSHAHANA DATTAGUPTA presents MAIN TO TERE PAAS MEIN – I AM WITHIN YOU  // Poems of the 15th century weaver-potter-poet-mystic Kabir, composed in the ten janya ragas (parent melodic scales) of Hindustani classical music. 

MARCH 27 / 6PM









An evening of contemporary dance inspired by the struggles of balancing work, life, and art. Choreographers Rachael Forstrom, Philippa Myler, Lauren Linder and Adrianna Hernandez provide a deeper view of how careers affect the people pursuing them. The program consists of three personal journeys into the business of life and dance.


MARCH 18 + 19 / 8PM




THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT presents SCRAPE // The Universal Language Project is excited to partner with composer Jim Knapp and the genre smashing ensemble Scrape for their second show of the season. This event will feature Scrape with versatile soprano Cherie Hughes, and new works by Jim Knapp and Brian Chin.


MARCH 11 + 12 / 8PM






COLLECTIVE SIGH presents ONE // Collective Sigh Dance’s first full-length show featuring premiere works by Ciara McCormack, Heather Smith, Rochelle Rapaszky, Scotty Flores, and Zoë Galle.


FEB 26 + 27 / 8PM + MARCH 4 / 8PM





SEATTLE ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY // Presented by Macy’s and Western Union, following the screening of TOP SPIN at Northwest Film Forum. Your ticket price includes admission to the party, where there will be food, cash bar, a photo booth, and live performances. MORE INFO >>

FRI FEB 19 / 9PM

// After a four year hiatus, Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d after-party. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialog, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and modern, athletic partnering.


FEB 12-14 / 8PM



633122-250THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT presents THE WAY WEST! // An event with music, words, and smoke inspired by the optimism and grandeur of the West. The Universal Language Project partners with Inverted Space, the contemporary music ensemble of the University of Washington. Features a song cycle “Campfire Songs” by Brian Cobb, a theatrical work “The Lone Ranger” by Karen Thomas, and the commissioned premiere by young composer Tim Carey.


SAT JAN 23 / 8PM










Calendar_NewMovesCORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS DANCE DEPARTMENT presents the NEW MOVES CONCERT 2015 // Featuring choreography and performances by students. Proceeds from this event provide core funding to Cornish student scholarships.


FRI DEC 4 / 8PM + SAT DEC 5 / 3PM + 8PM



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SLEEP NOD presents: WORK (new dances) // Choreography by Kim Lusk and Dylan Ward featuring Alex Pham, Erin McCarthy, Jim Kent, Devin McDermott and Justin Reiter.
Two new dances about HARD WORK. Quirky choreo. Unique sensibilities. Tongue in cheek dance. With virtuosity.
NOV 20 + 21 / FRI + SAT 8PM + SAT 10PM










20150617JazzyPhotoISIDF-171MAYA SOTO + NICO TOWER present WORLD PREMIERE of INNER GALACTIC: An Odyssey of the Heart // An immersive dance performance incorporating, music, spoken word, and theater as well as video, costume, light and visual design. This adventurous show uses outer space as a metaphor for the vast and complex inner workings of the heart. Inspired by space travel, the writing of Carl Sagan, the life cycle of stars and a general love of sci-fi/fantasy story-telling, Inner Galactic is a wild ride through joy, humor and heartbreak, exploring how we are truly “made of star stuff”. It’s a dance show, a live music concert, and an interactive art installation, all based on the idea that introspection is as endless as the cosmos and the search to understand one’s self is a great adventure. Photo by Joseph Lambert.

NOV 13 + 14 / 8PM + NOV 15 / 7PM


Embers (1)VERSION EXCURSION DANCE presents: EMBERS // Choreography by Erin Nichole Boyt, Nicole Daigle, Abby Heil with an original music performed LIVE by March to May.

NOV 6 + 7 / 8PM + NOV 8 / 7PM









577553-250KARIN STEVENS DANCE + THE SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET ENCORE PERFORMANCE // An evening of cross-continental contemporary dance – set to high-octane original jazz and part of the UW Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Moved by the recent work of prolific Seattle trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack and a desire to build community and expand KSD’s reach, Karin brings together an artistic team of UW alumni, alumni faculty, and 10 new dancers.
Back by demand, the four returning works and one new work pull inspiration from man-made and natural powerful local structures like the 99 Viaduct and Puget Sound, lively Juba music, intimate relationships and idiosyncrasies that occur inside of ensemble. Karin’s three-movement finale work – Dormant, Exploding Syndrome, Ash Cloud – explores unexpected life eruptions with an expanded 10-dancer cast. Using the inspirations for Dormant, Karin aims to raise awareness for the Ben Townes Foundation and Seattle’s revolutionary childhood cancer research.

OCT 23 + 24 / 7:30PM + OCT 25 / 6:30PM


12027133_1098111073549712_4730642337528296293_oMEN IN DANCE / AGAINST THE GRAIN // Producers of the popular biennial Festival of Men in Dance, in its 21st year, are moving forward with a new ‘off year’ event to be presented October 16 and 17, 2015 at Velocity Dance Center.

Highlighting up and coming male and female choreographers with all male casts of performers, the five selected choreographers will be presented in the intimate Velocity space, after which a panel of three, chosen from the local Seattle arts community, will give live feedback. The audience in attendance will also have the opportunity to provide written feedback to the choreographers. It will be an evening of performance, process, and artistic growth through open discussion.

The chosen choreographers come from the Seattle, Walla Walla and New York City dance communities, representing modern, jazz and contemporary style techniques.
This festival’s choreographer’s include:
Gierre Godley of Project 44 (NYC)
Peter de Grasse (Walla Walla)
Jamie Karlovich (Seattle)
Laura Rodriguez (Seattle)
Dylan Ward (Seattle)

Gierre Godley of Project 44 in NYC, brings “The twins & misfit”, “inspired by the culture shock of moving to NYC.and the idea that we are all alike in this rat race to survive, achieve, and thrive”; Peter de Grasse of Walla Walla, choreographs a duet piece, “Dance is not a Code” composed of speech, text, and movement. Seattle’s Jamie Karlovich, Laura Rodriguez, and Dylan Ward also create works for the evening. Karlovich premieres a new trio “set to a rhythmic, modern version of an almost square dance inspired piece of music”; Rodriguez adds a group piece inspired by the Tron movies and video games which guide her dancers through a grid of restrictions; and Dylan Ward creates a quartet using significantly different physical types “who explore the uneven power dynamic between gay and straight male friends.”

OCT 16 + 17 / 8PM


589208-250ENTROPY presents DUST & ANGELS // An evening length dance work based on the intricacies and delicate nature of feminine relationships within a family structure. This work portrays 3 types of relationships expressed through the shared experiences of the performers. Using music and memories to propel the piece, ENTROPY grasps at the secret language between grandmother and granddaughter, the binding between soulmates, and a spiraling sibling rivalry. Choreography by Alicia Mullikin. Music by Daniel Mullikin. Dancers: Rebecca Blackwell, Jordan Colvard, Rebecca Greenfield, Margaret Hotchkiss, and Carla Negrete Martinez

SEPT 18 + 19 / 8PM //



unnamedPRIDE FOUNDATION + STORYCORPS + KUOW present LISTENING EVENT HIGHLIGHTING LBGTQ VOICES IN THE REGION // Pride Foundation is partnering with StoryCorps—an organization that records, shares, and preserves stories—for their upcoming mobile tour to Seattle. Through this partnership, Pride Foundation and StoryCorps had the opportunity to record the stories of LGBTQ people in Billings, Montana earlier this year. They are excited to continue their collaboration this summer by documenting the rich history of the LGBTQ community here in Seattle. Join us for an evening of stories exploring community, struggle, and triumph, as we listen to a selection of hand-picked recordings highlighting LGBTQ voices in the Northwest. Come celebrate our oral history and chart a new course forward!

AUG 27 / 7PM