Velocity's Bridge Project 2019 Presents THE BRIDGE PROJECT 2019
Three of Seattle's most promising choreographers will create three brand new works for Velocity's Bridge Project 2019, which will premiere at Velocity's Founder's theater from January 31-February 3. This year's Bridge will feature exciting new work from three emerging dance artists: LanDForms (Daniele Doel and Leah Crosby), Vladimir Kremenovi?, and Beth Terwilleger.
Inspired by the epic landscape of the Pacific Northwest, immigrant performer and filmmaker Vladimir Kremenovic will create a piece for [#] dancers around the idea of falling apart, both geologically and personally. Originally from Banja Luka, Bosnia, Kremenovic originally moved to Seattle a year ago in large part because of the landscape and geologic history of the region, which reminded him of the mountains and mist of his home. Kremenovic will collaborate with his dancers to find resonances and intersections between the Pacific Northwest landscape and their personal stories around drastic and sometimes destructive change. After spending his first year here dancing with Seattle all-stars like Petra Zanki and Heather Kravas, Bridge will mark Kremenovic's first original work made and premiered in Seattle.
LanDForms, a choreographic duo comprised of Danielle Doell and Leah Crosby, were similarly drawn to Seattle because of the landscape and what they termed an "obviously thriving dance scene" and a taste for adventure and a close connection with nature. For Bridge, the two will be working directly with the flora and fauna of Washington State with The Rose, a reality dating show performance in which Seattle's flowers will vie for the affection of The Rose. Using this imagined perspective of a flower, LanDForms and their dancers will examine the definitions and boundaries of consent, seeking resonance between the personal and the botanical.
Beth Terwilleger is also taking up the mantle of interpersonal dynamics with her piece The Café. Set in a neighborhood café, the piece deals with navigating the courtroom of public opinion, and the psychological journey that often ensues in the most innocuous of circumstances. Like The Midsummer, Terwilliger's piece that premiered at Velocity in October of 2018, The Café will continue to explore how the vocabulary of ballet can be innovated and renewed to feel relatable and immediate to everyday people, to express the stories and experiences of today's audiences. After many years dancing in companies like Ballet X in Austin and producing work in London, Terwilleger moved to Seattle to break out on her own as a choreographer and artistic director of her own company, The Gray.
The Bridge epitomizes Velocity's relentless commitment to supporting new generations of dance artists. Each choreographer receives the artistic, financial and administrative support they need to develop their work, in addition to a cast of dancers and artistic mentorship. In programming The Bridge Project, Velocity aims to enhance the artistic growth of the choreographers, and provide an entry point into the local performance scene for dance artists new to the community.
January 31-February 3, 2019
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron