Pat Graney News

Maximum Velocity Summer Festivals 2017 AnnouncedMaximum Velocity Summer Festivals 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

A world-class summer immersion bringing together Strictly Seattle summer dance intensive and the International Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI). Maximum Velocity is the premiere west coast summer dance festival. (more...)

Peak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by WomenPeak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. The season as a whole, and the nine premieres that comprise it, make a timely contribution to national and international conversations about women's agency. All performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair. (more...)

Montclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To WomenMontclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Cherdonna's DOLL'S HOUSE, a Collaboration with Stranger Genius Award Winner Cherdonna ShinatraWashington Ensemble Theatre presents Cherdonna's DOLL'S HOUSE, a Collaboration with Stranger Genius Award Winner Cherdonna Shinatra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

This Spring Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) will give Henrik Ibsen's beloved play A Doll's House a fresh new makeover in Cherdonna's Doll's House, a wild and dynamic collaboration with and featuring Cherdonna Shinatra (aka Jody Kuehner), the 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner for Performance. Playing April 28 - May 15, 2017 in the Studio Theater at 12th Avenue Arts, Cherdonna's Doll's House follows the story of Nora, a married woman and mother who struggles to discover her true self or lack thereof. Cherdonna, who is part bio-drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance artist, will celebrate, dissect, and illuminate this text through her own unique feminist lens, scouring Ibsen, Nora, Torvald, and the whole gang for contemporary meaning. Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir, former Co-Artistic Director of WET and co-adapter of the play with Kuehner, directs. (more...)

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by WomenPeak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Relay Dance Collective Presents PASSAGE in GeorgetownRelay Dance Collective Presents PASSAGE in Georgetown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

This spring, Relay Dance Collective will present its show Passage in the newly-created Yaw Theater -- a new beacon for contemporary dance in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. (more...)

Danielle Agami Collaborates with Wilco's Glenn Kotche for CALLING GLENNDanielle Agami Collaborates with Wilco's Glenn Kotche for CALLING GLENN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Israel has long been a hotbed for contemporary dance, with Batsheva Dance Company at its epicenter. Velocity + Seattle Theatre Group present former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami's new work, Calling Glenn, for her Los Angeles based company Ate9, named one of the country's "hottest cultural commodities" (Dance Magazine). Rhythmic anchor of the beloved band Wilco, Glenn Kotche, performs original live music. (more...)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents Amy O' Neal's OPPOSING FORCES and A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn HillYerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents Amy O' Neal's OPPOSING FORCES and A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) presents Clas/sick Hip Hop, three evenings of hip hop dance and music with an energetic double bill now in its third iteration. The evening opens with Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces, featuring breakdancing, dance battles, and intimate duets by five world-class B-Boys, followed by twelve unique Bay Area bands paying homage to Grammy award winner Lauryn Hill's critically acclaimed hip hop album with a night of covers and reinterpretations in UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Clas/sick Hip Hop aims to surface questions about the role of hip hop through music, movement, and the politics of freedom with an emphasis on gender norms.  (more...)

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance AwardsThe Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows. (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Velocity Presents THE FALL KICK-OFFVelocity Presents THE FALL KICK-OFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The Fall Kick-Off is one of Velocity's most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle's most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of the Pacific Northwest's contemporary dance scene. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, re-live the best performance moments of 2016 and preview what's to come in 2017 with the Seattle Dance Showcases! (more...)

Seattle's Hub for Contemporary Dance and Performance Celebrates A Remarkable 20 YearsSeattle's Hub for Contemporary Dance and Performance Celebrates A Remarkable 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

For 20 years, Velocity has gathered people on Capitol Hill around a common love of making, experiencing, experimenting and watching dance. But in recent years, since a new team came onboard after Velocity lost its home in the old Oddfellows Building, it's been on-fire: growing ticket sales 348% over four years, launching Seattle artists onto the national stage, and garnering attention from around the country for its visionary leadership as an artist-led, community centered dance center. (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance to Present DANCE COLLAGE 2016, 4/27-5/1Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance to Present DANCE COLLAGE 2016, 4/27-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Peak Performances' College of the Arts division and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University announce Dance Collage 2016, with performances April 27-May 1 at Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University. Dance Collage is an annual tradition at Montclair State, featuring choreography by top students in the Dance Division. (more...)

Velocity's Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! Held This WeekendVelocity's Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! Held This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! is one of Velocity's most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle's most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of the Pacific Northwest's contemporary dance scene. Today, Friday, and Saturday, re-live the best performance moments of 2015 and preview what's to come in 2016 in the PNW Dance Platform! And, back by popular demand, Sunday's BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with an explosive party of performance happenings - dance, theater, sound, new media, installations + MORE! (more...)

AU Collective Premieres GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater TonightAU Collective Premieres GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Au Collective presents the World Premiere of GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater (1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122), this weekend, September 10-12 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Velocity's Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! to be Held 9/24-26Velocity's Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! to be Held 9/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! is one of Velocity's most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle's most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of the Pacific Northwest's contemporary dance scene. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, re-live the best performance moments of 2015 and preview what's to come in 2016 in the PNW Dance Platform! And, back by popular demand, Sunday's BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with an explosive party of performance happenings - dance, theater, sound, new media, installations + MORE! (more...)

Velocity to Offer Encore Performance of Peggy Piacenza's TOUCH ME HEREVelocity to Offer Encore Performance of Peggy Piacenza's TOUCH ME HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Velocity is thrilled to bring the encore performance of Peggy Piacenza's Touch Me Here, a multi-disciplinary movement memoir created and performed by Piacenza, with an original live score by cellist Scott Bell. (more...)

AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Au Collective presents the World Premiere of GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater (1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122), September 10-12 at 7:30pm. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 Kicks Off This Weekend at VelocitySTRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 Kicks Off This Weekend at Velocity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature seven new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2015 Guggenheim Fellow Zoe Scofield, Pat Graney, Kate Wallich, Anna Conner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy and Bryon Carr, plus new shorts from KT Niehoff's Dance Film Track at Broadway Performance Hall this weekend, July 24 + 25. (more...)

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