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MASTERCLASS SERIES: ABRAHAM IN MOTION with Catherine Ellis Kirk
THURS MAR 28 / 9:30-11:15AM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 Friend-MVP
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
WORKSHOP SERIES: Andrew Harwood
SAT MAR 23 / 12-6PM
SUN MAR 24 / 12-5PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
1 class / $60 | 2 classes / $100-120
In this contact workshop, we will explore the many facets of suspension. In a physical sense we will focus on the suspension of our weight stretching out in time or teetering on the edge of our balance for a moment longer. Our bodies, like all moving vehicles, are equipped with a system of shock absorbers; also know as suspension, allowing us to travel smoothly or cushion the impact of our mass as we fall and land safely from any level. On a subtler level, it may also refer to the postponement or temporary halt of a thought, a judgment, an impulse, a decision, an opinion, or even our disbelief. Through a dynamic physical collaboration of the senses we will follow our instincts and be guided by what is already present in our body in order to access multiple facets of our innate creative wisdom.
NEW CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP SERIES starting in March 2019!
Are you a choreographer?
Do you feel stuck in your creative process?
Do you need consistent feedback and practice creating?
Dancers of all backgrounds are invited to explore new modes of creation with Whim W’Him dancers during this new class series. Over 8 sessions you will get to move and explore new sides of self-expression with dialogue and experimentation. This workshop will culminate with an open studio performance. Spark! will empower artists to use their voice as the creators of the future.
8 sessions, 4-6PM
Series (8 classes): $200 – Drop in ( 1 class) $25
Bill Evans Somatics-Based Workshop
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Register – Early bird (deadline – April 21) registration fee: $90
Register – After April 21: $110
This is a unique opportunity to explore Evans Somatic Dance with the man himself! In a time of constant change and flux – this pedagogy is meaningful, pertinent, and relevant.
Discover and celebrate being fully alive, and dance with body, mind and soul connectivity. Over the past forty years, this movement practice and art form has positively transformed thousands of lives, inside and outside the dance studio.
Evans Somatic Dance invites people to explore personal uniqueness as they engage with the whole of themselves and become empowered through a contextual understanding. It encourages internal awareness, movement efficiency and a healthful regenerative way of dancing. It cultivates and celebrates community. It helps our students generate knowledge and develop skills that will help them cope with the increasingly rapid changes they will encounter.
Somatic-Based / Student-Centered Dance Technique / Creative Processes / Pedagogy
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)
Come dance Contact Improvisation! Whether brand new and curious about the form, or an old hand looking to deepen or broaden your practice, this series is for you! Take multiple sessions to get a diverse and complementary set of perspectives. Or, come to the one that works with your schedule: each session can stand on its own. You’ll leave with material to explore in the movement jam that follows and richer sense of the principles and possibilities in Contact Improvisation.
Series IV: Feb 24 – Mar 31 – Aaron Swartzman – Trusting Momentum
Series V: Apr 14 – May 19 – Katherine Cook – What are you here for?
Series VI: May 26 – June 30 – TBA
Class Exchange Workshops
A Co-op of skilled movers sharing techniques and training with working dance professionals. Our aim is to build community and safe space for emerging educators via peer learning experiences keeping dance class accessible/affordable. Class Exchange meets Mondays 10:00am-11:30am at Fremont Abbey Arts Center. All teaching artists are volunteers. $3-$5 donations for their support are much appreciated. More information on Facebook!
SEEKING SCREENDANCES for Xsection Film Festival
Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film.
The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with dancemakers on topical scientific issues – space exploration – medical advancements- fundamental principles. The platform is open to interpretation as long as artists are collaborating across disciplines of science and dance.
A night of interdisciplinary mingling.
Submit here | https://filmfreeway.com/
For questions contact: xsectionfilmfest@
January 10, 2019 | Opening Date
April 30, 2019 | Deadline
May 15, 2019 | Notification Date
June 2019 | Event Date, Location TBD
Open Call for Submissions – NW Dance Project
At the start of each year, NW Dance Project announces our call for entries for our annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to identify two emerging choreographers who will have an opportunity to create original works during our annual summer LAUNCH project.
NW Dance Project is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and utilizes our Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition as a way to discover and help develop voices in contemporary dance.
Both selected choreographers will participate in a six-day summer residency during our acclaimed LAUNCH project in July (July 9-14, 2018). During the residency, the two winning choreographers will be provided with two three-hour daily creative periods with each of the two groups of dancers during which they will have an open forum to create and develop new choreographic material.
Choreographers will be asked to work with all our LAUNCH dancers, but the developed piece can be set on a smaller group of dancers. NW Dance Project’s Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper, will help guide this residency.
Check back for more opportunities!
SeattleDances Contributing Writer
SeattleDances is Seattle’s link to all things dance. Through exclusive previews, engaging editorials, and timely reviews, SeattleDances tracks the pulse of the Seattle dance scene.
SeattleDances is currently looking for additional writing staff to contribute content. Our writers play an important role in continuing press coverage and dialogue around dance in Seattle. Get press tickets for reviewing shows, interview your favorite artists, develop your voice, and get published! Consistent writers qualify for writing stipend.
Strong writing skills, knowledge of dance or arts, reliable communication, ability to meet deadlines.
Interested parties please send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample.
FOOD Bring something to share if you’d like.
BOOZE Available at the bar.
1ST + 3RD MONDAYS / 10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE | 3rd Tuesdays | 7:30 signups, 8:00 start | All ages, PG13, mostly seated | All performance art forms welcome. Music, poetry, dance, more. Unplugged, no PA, in the Abbey Great Hall. Original music & art only please, no covers unless in the public domain. See Facebook Group for info.
This Open Arts Mic is here to help develop an artful community and increase quality of performance here in Seattle. Please come expecting a supportive audience and a quiet respectful experience. No rock star attitudes allowed.
Emerald City Contra Dance
Every Friday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney N, Seattle, in the “Community Hall” (brick building off lower parking lot, see web page for a map)
Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner’s workshop at 7:00.
$8 General Admission; $7 Seniors, PNA members, SFS members; $5 Students.
All dances taught. No partner necessary.
Light, comfortable clothing recommended.
Please do not wear cologne, perfume, oils, powders or other scented products. Thanks!
SEATTLE DANCE MEDICINE
Free Injury Screening Clinic
Open to dancers of any style, level, or technique
Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month / 2-5pm
New visits and follow-up appointments available. Appointments must be made in advance at
GroupHealth Capitol Hill Campus
Physical Therapy Gym
201 16th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
*Enter at Urgent Care at 16th and E Thomas St*
About the clinic:
Our clinic is designed to provide FREE screening evaluations for dance-related injuries. We take a team-based approach in caring for the local dance community, and understand the complex needs of injured dancers. We will do our best to address all your needs in clinic, but can also assist with referrals, if necessary.
Rent Rehearsal Space in Greenwood
American Dance Institute is now offering a Professional Dance Artist Rehearsal Rental Discount!
Cost: ($200 key deposit if renting during off hours)
Private Rehearsal: $25/hour
Company Rehearsal: $35/hour
Studio and Theatre Details:
Studio 1: 8001 Greenwood Ave N
Studio 2: 8007 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
North Seattle Dance Studio(350sqft) for rent
Price for rehearsal and practice
1 hour : $15
2 hours : $25
3 hours : $35
4 hours : $40
Price for workshop, class or lesson
1 hour : $20
2 hours : $30
3 hours : $40
4 hours : $45
Time : Mon – Sun 8 AM – 10 PM
Subject to availability
Photos and more info available here
Renton Rehearsal Space
Two studio spaces available to rent at Spotlight Dance & Performing Arts Center in Renton for one time or ongoing regular use. Both studios equipped with sprung floor, marley, mirrors, barres, cd player with ipod docking station and audio cable for other devices. Space may be rented out for dance classes, workshops, private lessons, auditions, photo shoots, rehearsals, pilates, yoga, karate, zumba, etc. Yellow studio is approximately 700 sq ft and pink studio approximately 1200 sq ft. Discounts are available for renters interested in an ongoing weekly rental. Contact email@example.com or425.241.3388 for more information.
AFFORDABLE RENTAL SPACE AT VELOCITY
Dance Artist rehearsals start as low as $11/hr. Easy online booking!
Velocity offers beautiful, clean, and low cost rehearsal and performance space. Our studios and theater are available to rent for rehearsals, workshops and performances and for weddings, receptions, and other community events.
Founders Studio + Theater: 2,400 square feet, hardwood floors, skylights + mirrors
Kawasaki Studio: 1,225 square feet, mirrors, large windows, skylights + a sprung floor with Marley
Steward Studio: 800 square feet, mirrors, large windows + a sprung floor with Marley
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Spacefinder Seattle is a matchmaking tool for artists and artspaces.
Artists: Whether you’re looking for creative maker-spaces such as rehearsal rooms or painting studios, or presentation spaces such as black-box theaters or galleries, or event spaces, or culinary art space, or meeting space, or classrooms, or even raw warehouses or empty storefronts, then you’ve come to the right place.
Venues: Whether you’re full to capacity with rentals and simply want to market your venue for future use, or you’re looking for a new audience of artists and organizations who may not yet know about your spaces, you’ve come to the right place.
Spacefinder Seattle is a database of every rental space in the region (that we know of) that’s available to artists and arts & cultural organizations. It’s a way to discover spaces that might not already be on your radar, it’s a way to cross-pollinate art disciplines (maybe the most appropriate rehearsal space for your project is an artist’s studio?), and it’s a way to help grease the wheels of our regional artspace marketplace.
Studio Blue Seattle
Dance, Performance, and Burlesque Studio in Central Seattle, we are the home of Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. Rental space for dancers, performers, instructors, gatherings, events, and meetings. We have two spaces available for rental. Parking is available and the studio is easily accessible via the #7 bus.
- 850 sq. ft. raised hardwood floors with two walls of mirrors
- 8 foot ceiling
- stereo system with CD and ipod/mP3 hookup
- bathroom with shower
- 12 folding chairs