Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation 2014 Performances Announced
Every summer, leading innovators in new dance and improvisation descend upon Seattle for the international Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, now celebrating its 21st year.
Festival performances open with the all-star SFDI faculty sharing the stage for an evening of new improvisational works for Dance Innovators in Performance at Broadway Performance Hall. This critical mass of todays most highly regarded dance artists have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream.
Closing night, internationally celebrated dance artists and improvisers, Michael Schumacher, Kirstie Simson, Darrell Jones, Mark Haim, and musician Thomas Schumacher come together for The Gathering, a powerful evening of virtuosic improvisation in Velocity's Founders Theater.
The Seattle Festival of Improvisation (SFDI) is one of the world's leading festivals of dance and improvisation, bringing together renowned dance artists and teachers to perform, collaborate and share their creative processes. SFDI is a jam-packed week of intensives, classes, jams, somatic workshops, performances and discussions focused on fostering the study and practice of dance improvisation.
This year: SFDI is also partnering with ALL RISE/In Site in South Lake Union and the Yellow Fish Durational Performance Festival for a special week of site-specific and durational performances and workshops taking place throughout Capitol Hill and SLU.
SFDI FREE BONUS events
All events are FREE at Velocity (1621 12th Ave) unless otherwise noted. OPEN TO ALL.
SFDI LIGHTNING TALKS
Seven of the all-star SFDI faculty have seven minutes to speak to what currently drives their research and practice. Immediately following the lighting talks, the community joins in on the conversation. With Michael Schumacher, Kirstie Simson, Eric Beauchesne, Neige Christenson and more!
July 30 / 6:30-8:30PM
SITE SPECIFIC INTENSIVE SHOWING
SFDI participants take over the In Site space and structure as the sun begins to set.
ALL RISE/In Site South Lake Union
August 1 / 7-8PM
NIGHTLY DANCE JAMS
Open movement jams welcoming to all.
Velocity or Washington Hall
Every night / 7-midnight (check velocitydancecenter.org for details.)