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Velocity Teams with Northwest Film Forum to Present Next Dance Cinema 2014, Beginning 12/8Velocity Teams with Northwest Film Forum to Present Next Dance Cinema 2014, Beginning 12/8
by Movies News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Velocity once again reaches out to Northwest Film Forum to partner to present the 8th annual Next Dance Cinema festival, part of Velocity's Next Fest NW. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen. Next Dance Cinema grows this year from two programs to four, bringing audiences more of the best in local, and inter/national dance film. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This WeekendCornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse on Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE Premieres Tonight at Velocity Founders TheaterTahni Holt's DUET LOVE Premieres Tonight at Velocity Founders Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)

Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 SeasonTahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)

Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)

Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 SeasonTahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE Features Six New Works by Local Choreographers This WeekendSTRICTLY SEATTLE Features Six New Works by Local Choreographers This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE to Feature Six New Works by Local Choreographers, 7/25-26STRICTLY SEATTLE to Feature Six New Works by Local Choreographers, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)

Cornish College Honors Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement TodayCornish College Honors Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

Velocity Hosts Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! Performance Party TonightVelocity Hosts Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! Performance Party Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

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. (more...)

Velocity to Host Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! Performance Party, 9/26Velocity to Host Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! Performance Party, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

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. (more...)

NEFA Awards $925K for New Dance WorksNEFA Awards $925K for New Dance Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has awarded $925,000 in National Dance Project (NDP) grants to support the development of new dance works that will tour the U.S. during the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Jeremy Wade to Bring FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16Jeremy Wade to Bring FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Velocity Presents the VELOCITY GUEST ARTIST SERIES, feautring Jeremy Wade (Berlin/NYC)'s FOUNTAIN on February 15 & 16 at 8 PM at the Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill. (more...)

Jeremy Wade Brings FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16Jeremy Wade Brings FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Velocity Presents the VELOCITY GUEST ARTIST SERIES, feautring Jeremy Wade (Berlin/NYC)'s FOUNTAIN tonight, February 15 & the 16th at 8 PM at the Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Velocity's BRIDGE PROJECT 2013, Now thru Feb 3Photo Flash: First Look at Velocity's BRIDGE PROJECT 2013, Now thru Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

4 of Seattle's most promising choreographers create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 3 weeks at Velocity's Bridge Project. This year's performance features a diversity of styles and histories, from the highly theatrical to European-influenced improvisation by emerging artists Elia Mrak, Amy Johnson, Britt Karhoff, Chris McCallister, plus a short film by Joyce Liao. The program runs tonight, Feb 1-3, 2013. (more...)

Seattle Theater Writers Announces the 2012 Winners of  Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsSeattle Theater Writers Announces the 2012 Winners of Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2013

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the winners' slate of the second annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

Jeremy Wade to Bring FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16Jeremy Wade to Bring FOUNTAIN to Velocity, 2/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Velocity Presents the VELOCITY GUEST ARTIST SERIES, feautring Jeremy Wade (Berlin/NYC)'s FOUNTAIN on February 15 & 16 at 8 PM at the Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill. (more...)

Seattle Theater Writers Announces the 2012 Nominees of Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsSeattle Theater Writers Announces the 2012 Nominees of Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Seattle Theater Writers, a critics' circle of local theater writers and reviewers, today announces the 2012 slate of nominees of the second annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

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