// LIFE+ART: Living with the mentally ill speAkeasy conversation //

LIFE+ART: Living with the mentally ill
APR 14 / 2PM
Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave

Ezra Dickinson shares his experience creating solos as gifts for his schizophrenic mother and invites an open community conversation about mental health care and how it impacts our families and society. Come share your stories.


This Speakeasy Conversation takes place in conjunction with Dickinson’s upcoming Velocity Made in Seattle premiere Mother for you I made this, MAY 6-19. Learn more about Mother for you I made this >>

EZRA DICKINSON began dancing at the age of four, going on to study at Pacific Northwest Ballet for twelve years on full scholarship. Ezra earned his BFA in Dance with an emphasis in choreography from Cornish College of The Arts. While at Cornish, Ezra was the recipient of The Merce Cunningham Scholarship, The Kreielshimer Scholarship, and The President’s Scholarship in Dance. Ezra’s work in choreography and movement installations have been on display at On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival, ACT Theater, Moore Inside Out, Heathrow Airport, Henry Art Gallery, 911 media arts center, Velocity’s Next Fest Northwest, Zocalo Mexico City, Spectrum Dance Theater, and The Northwest Film Forum as well as many others. Along with being co-artistic director of The Offshore Project and Actually Really, Ezra is also a member of The Maureen Whiting Company. Recently Ezra has been collaborating with composers to create micro-compositions for a collection of short stop-motion animations. Ezra is also currently working on a multimedia performance using motion censor technology blending mural painting with performance. ezradickinson.com

Presented by the Velocity Speakeasy Series