Velocity Dance Center Presents An Evening-Lengh Split Bill: SZALT / LAVINIA VAGO moon& / NOESIS X

Velocity Dance Center Presents An Evening-Lengh Split Bill: SZALT / LAVINIA VAGO moon& / NOESIS X

Velocity is thrilled to announce their upcoming February split bill of LA dance company SZALT and Seattle-based dance artist Lavinia Vago. Performances will run February 21-24 at Velocity's Founder's Theater, and will feature a world-premiere of Vago's first original solo performance, and an encore performance by SZALT of their acclaimed 2018 piece moon&.

Mirroring the eight phases of the moon, moon& debuted under the light of the full moon at LA's Ford Amphitheater in 2018 to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response. The piece features an all-female company of six world-class dancers paired with the compositions of electro-acoustic composers Louis Lopez and Jonathan Snipes. Co-produced with Los Angeles Performance Practice, moon& dives deep into infinity cycles and memory development; momentum and gravity provide paradoxes surrounding arrival.

After years of dancing with acclaimed choreographers and companies like Sidra Bell, Kate Wallich, and Rubberbandance Group, Lavinia Vago presents the world premiere of her first solo work in Seattle: NOESIS X, a solo for two. In collaboration with Berlin-based sound artist and composer Harald Stojan, Vago has created an immersive multi-sensory environment. NOESIS X is an investigative solo for two, exploring both the power of kinesthetic empathy between the performer and the audience, and the effects of sonic landscapes on one's inner experience.

Over a year in the making, NOESIS X grows out of Vago's ongoing research as an educator in dance as a therapeutic process, and out of her recent training to become an instructor in Dance for Parkinson's. NOESIS X was developed during creative residencies at Velocity and several residencies between Seattle and Berlin. This work is supported by Case van Rij, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Studio Kate Wallich and Velocity Dance Center

"Individual dancers step forward, most notably Wallich's longtime collaborator Lavinia Vago. This tall, lean woman seems made of rubber rather than skin and bones. Her body bends in every direction with, to me, astounding flexibility and control. She is mesmerizing." - Marcie Sillman

Location: Velocity; 1621 12th Ave, Seattle. Tickets: $20 advance ($25 at the door); $17 FRIEND-MVP members; $15 under 25 (w/ ID); $50 Patron.

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