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JAN 15 / 2:30-3:30PM
JAN 17 / 4:30-5:30PM
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | Studio H
280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers) | New York, NY 10003


For the first time, Velocity, On the Boards, + SQUID MGMT join together to bring a united voice of Seattle/Portland dance to NYC during APAP | NYC 2016, a conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Curators Tonya Lockyer + Lane Czaplinski have selected some of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer, advocating for touring opportunities for the artists our organizations mutually support.

We’ll bring daring + quintessential voices of our vibrant PNW dance scene to New York including: zoe | juniper, Jody Kuehner aka Cherdonna Shinatra, KT Niehoff, Amy O’Neal, Kate Wallich, Allie Hankins, Ezra Dickinson + Markeith Wiley.


presenting artists



2015 Guggenheim Fellow & 3-time Princess Grace Award Recipient zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual art team that creates stunning dance, video installations, and photographic works.





Part bio drag queen, part contemporary dance and part performance art, Cherdonna Shinatra is a persona who takes what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation and what delights you about entertainment tosses it all in a mason jar, shakes it up and opens the lid.




KT Niehoff moved to Seattle in the 90’s and the dance scene followed. Having created work for the stage, camera, and sidewalks for 25+ years, KT fosters creative communities through teaching, mentoring & multidisciplinary creation.





Amy O’Neal is a dancer, performer, choreographer and dance educator. Her work is an amalgam of her diverse movement and life experiences, presenting social commentary with dark humor and heavy beats.





Kate Wallich, Dance Magazine’s 2015 25 to Watch, is a Seattle-based dance artist creating strong technical work deeply entrenched in pop culture with her company The YC.




Allie Hankins is a Portland-based performer and performance maker committed to illuminating the destabilization of person(a) through uncanny physicality, wry wit, labyrinthine logic and skillfully layered imagery.





Dickinson is a choreographer, performer, street artist, painter, ceramicist, animator, photographer and filmmaker. For 9 years, he has been creating performance gifts for his schizophrenic mother. His last work, Mother for you I made this, premiered on the streets of Seattle 2013, and critics regarded it as one of the best works of the year.






Markeith Wiley is a dancer, choreographer and performer who easily moves between genres. His work is hevily influenced by the ongoing movement of hip hop culture and his Southern California upbringing.







See more PNW Artists AT APAP 2016


Ahamefule J. Oluo, Now I’m Fine, Under the Radar, | January 12-17
The Public: Newman Theater | 425 Layfayette Street


Heather Kravas: Dead, Disappears, American RealnessJanuary 7-11
Abrons Arts Center, Studio 1 | 466 Grand Street


Keyon Gaskin: ITS NOT A THING, American Realness | January 8-11 at 7PM, 10PM
Abrons Playhouse | 466 Grand Street


Zoe | juniper’s next work, Clear & Sweet!
Live Artery | January 16 at 8-8:45pm
New York Live Arts | 219 W 19th Street


NW Dance Project (Yidam by Ihsan Rustem), American Dance Platform, Program C January 14 at 8PM, January 16 at 8PM
The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue


Spectrum Dance Theater (Love (Act I) by Donald Byrd), American Dance Platform, Program C January 14 at 8PM, January 16 at 8PM
The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue




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This showing is a part of Gibney Dance’s POP series, a program supporting curated rental opportunities for the dance community. 

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