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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...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 to Kick Off 7/24-25 at VelocitySTRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 to Kick Off 7/24-25 at Velocity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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 July 24 + 25. (more...)

Velocity Dance Center Presents Ate9's Return Concert with New Works TonightVelocity Dance Center Presents Ate9's Return Concert with New Works Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Ate9 Dance Company has become one of the country's “hottest cultural commodities” (Dance Magazine). Join us as they return to Seattle to celebrate their 3rd anniversary at the venue where it all started: Velocity. mouth to mouth is a critically acclaimed contemporary dance piece created by Agami, former Batsheva dancer and Artistic Director of Ate9, with original music by Jodie Landau, merging “breathtaking physicality, sly humor, and a hip theatricality” (Dance Magazine). (more...)

Velocity Dance Center to Present Ate9's Return Concert with New Works, 6/19Velocity Dance Center to Present Ate9's Return Concert with New Works, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Ate9 Dance Company has become one of the country's “hottest cultural commodities” (Dance Magazine). Join us as they return to Seattle to celebrate their 3rd anniversary at the venue where it all started: Velocity. mouth to mouth is a critically acclaimed contemporary dance piece created by Agami, former Batsheva dancer and Artistic Director of Ate9, with original music by Jodie Landau, merging “breathtaking physicality, sly humor, and a hip theatricality” (Dance Magazine). (more...)

Velocity Presents World Premiere of HOW TO BECOME A PARTISAN Tonight as Part of MADE IN SEATTLEVelocity Presents World Premiere of HOW TO BECOME A PARTISAN Tonight as Part of MADE IN SEATTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Velocity is proud to present the world premiere of How to become a partisan tonight, April 25, 2015 at Saint Mark's Cathedral. This five-hour immersive hybrid performance by Italian-American choreographer Alice Gosti, and in collaboration with Seattle composer Hanna Benn, is commissioned, developed and produced through Velocity's Made in Seattle new dance development program. (more...)

Monica Bill Barnes & Company Brings HAPPY HOUR to Velocity TonightMonica Bill Barnes & Company Brings HAPPY HOUR to Velocity Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

For one night only -- the hilarious and affecting Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass (NYC) trade their signature sequins and feather headdresses for a pair of everyday men's suits in Happy Hour, the world's first-ever cocktail party dance show tonight, April 16 at 7:30PM at Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill. (more...)

Monica Bill Barnes & Company to Bring HAPPY HOUR to Velocity, 4/16Monica Bill Barnes & Company to Bring HAPPY HOUR to Velocity, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

For one night only -- the hilarious and affecting Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass (NYC) trade their signature sequins and feather headdresses for a pair of everyday men's suits in Happy Hour, the world's first-ever cocktail party dance show. (more...)

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