Velocity to Host Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! Performance Party, 9/26
Celebrate the kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The annual Fall Kick-Off is one of Velocity's most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night Seattle's most gifted and charismatic artists come together to benefit Velocity and celebrate the talent and imagination of Seattle's dance scene. Each night is one-of-a-kind and not to be missed.
BIG BANG! Performance Party // THURS, SEPT 26 / 7:30 - 11:30PM / The immersive performance party of the year! Bands Katie Kate, Iska Dhaaf, Thunderpussy, Wishbeard and a sound installation by Tomten's Lena Simon with Jeff Aaron Bryant join 30+ artists performing throughout Velocity - live music, new media, drinks from The Barre + more.
>> First 10 dressed in wildly TEXTURAL outfits get in free to celebrate this year's NEXT NW theme TOUCH. FEEL IT UP! and get tactile.
Seattle Dance Showcases // FRI + SAT + SUN / 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.
SEATTLE DANCE SHOWCASES STARRING:
FRIDAY // 2013 The Stranger Genius Award Finalists Pat Graney / AmyO/tinyrage / zoe | juniper / PLUS Kate Wallich + The YC / Anna Connor/ Kaitlin McCarthy + Jenny Peterson / Alice Gosti / Hosted by Jody Kuehner (Cherdonna Sinatra)
SATURDAY // Spectrum Dance Theater / Elia Mrak / Seattle Dance Project / Coriolis Babette McGeady / Alana O Rogers / Ashani Dances / Hosted by Jason Ohlberg
SUNDAY // Ezra Dickinson / Heather Kravas / Dayna Hanson + Peggy Piacenza
The New Animals / Molly Sides / Etienne Cakpo / Corrie Befort / Hosted by Annie McGhee
All weekend, we'll celebrate Seattle Dance's domination of the 2013 The Stranger Genius Award Performance Category and toast the finalists - Velocity Alum Pat Graney, zoe | juniper and Amy O'Neal. At the Friday and Sunday showcases, Velocity's annual Dance Champion Awardsrecognize key individuals who support Seattle dance and inspire others to do the same.