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calendar: march dance events

Calendar: March Dance Events

Lots going on in March… Please use the Comments section to note shows I might have missed. Have a great month! —Rosie 

Promo shot for A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
Lingo’s 3-month project (photo courtesy of Lingo)

February 26–March 6

Man on the Beach

Erickson Theater
February 26, as part of SAM REMIX, also March 18, 24 & April 1
Seattle Art Museum Sightings: Live Kinetic Sculpture Installations
Part of A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
March 1
Raqs Serpentine
Pyramid Lounge bellydance event

High Dive
One Performer, One Recipient, One Public Place 
Part of A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
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March 3–7
Touring show

March 4–6
Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda

On the Boards
March 4-7
Meany Studio Theatre
March 6

Christian Swenson – “Human Jazz” Family show

The Shoreline Unitarian Universalists Church

March 13–14
Spring Dance: courtly dances from the 16th and 17th centuries

ARC Dance Space
March 18-20
UW World Series/Meany Hall

March 18–28

Pacific Northwest Ballet
McCaw Hall
(Actually, it’s 3 by Dove and 1 by Victor Quijada of Rubberbandance in Canada. The picture at left shows PNB’s Jonathan Porretta in the 1 by Victor Quijada: Suspension of Disbelief. The photo is by Angela Sterling.)

March 19–20

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

March 23–24
Shen Yun Performing Arts (touring show)
March 25–27

March 26
PNB’s Backstage Pass
McCaw Hall
Old and new Velocity facilities
Their press release follows the jump (verbatim)

Velocityʼs Grand Opening Celebration
March 27-April 4, 2010
A week of free events and classes to celebrate 
Velocity Dance Centerʼs move to its new home 
at 1621 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill

Seattle, WA — February 17, 2010 — Velocity Dance Center will celebrate its move from the
Odd Fellows Building to a stunning new home at 1621 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill with a
parade, ribbon cutting and circus-themed party on March 27, 2010. The parade, featuring
surprise guests, kicks off a full week of free events and classes March 27–April 4, 2010. 

Since 1996, Velocity Dance Center has been a hub for Seattleʼs contemporary dance
community. When the sale of the Odd Fellows Building and a subsequent 300 percent rent
increase forced the organization out of its original facility in 2008, Velocity responded with a
spirited quest for a new home that would serve the community for years to come. To date,
the Velocity Forever Campaign has raised $420,000—more than 50 percent of its goal—and
the fabulous new space is ready to be unveiled.

Velocityʼs Grand Opening Celebration is a milestone for the Seattle contemporary dance
community, signaling the start of a vibrant and sustainable future for one of the communityʼs
most essential dance resources. Reflecting the organizationʼs 14-year commitment, Velocity
will mark this momentous occasion by offering classes, programs, and studio time—for
free—as a way to thank our supporters and welcome dance lovers to our spectacular new

The Greatest Move on Earth
Velocityʼs Grand Opening Celebration
Schedule of events: March 27-April 4, 2010

Saturday March 27 
5:30 pm – PARADE 
The Velocity family—teachers, students, artists, supporters and audience—gathers at the
Odd Fellows Building to form a theatrical and highly visible migration from the organizationʼs
old facility to our new home at 1621 12th Avenue.

Media, donors and community luminaries are invited to help christen Velocityʼs new home in
a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1621 12th Avenue.

7–11pm – GRAND OPENING PARTY  (Free)
The community gathers for a free, circus-infused soiree produced by The Adventure School.
Music, food and fun are punctuated by performances and testimonials from Velocityʼs family
of artists and supporters.

Sunday March 28–Saturday April 3 2010
Velocity offers its full line-up of ongoing classes free for one full week. Featuring Velocityʼs
favorite teachers of modern, ballet, yoga, hip-hop, West African, breakdancing and more.

Saturday April 3 and Sunday April 4
MASTER CLASSES 2:30-6:30pm – Teachers TBA

All Week 
Velocityʼs beautiful new studios are offered at no cost to artists on a first-come, first-served
basis (10 hours maximum per artist).

“Velocity is at the very heart of dance in Seattle.”  
– PETER BOAL, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet

I cannot overstate the importance of Velocity in the dance ecology in the Pacific North West
and the nation.”
-JANE FORDE, Manager, National Dance Project

“At this stage in the game there is no dance community without Velocity.” 
-WADE MADSEN, Velocity teacher, Cornish Dance Faculty, Choreographer

The Velocity Forever campaign has received support from 4Culture, The Paul G. Allen
Family Foundation and others, including generous individual gifts.”