“The definitions of Radical, Black, and Femme are expansive and RBFP is committed to supporting the work of artists who embody those identities in powerfully different ways.”
West Liberty (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist, graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts Dance program and founder of the Body as Teacher, a movement workshop for people of varying ages and abilities who are looking to have a healing conversation with their bodies through dance. West has also danced professionally, most recently in ‘How to Become a Partisan’ (choreographed by Alice Gosti) which premiered at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle in 2015. They have also presented choreographic works for and performed in numerous shows and festivals including Velocity Dance Center’s ‘The Bridge Project’ & Next Fest NW and On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival. West premiered their second short film, Milo & Onyx in June 2019 at the Northwest Film Forum. Milo & Onyx was produced as part of the Blanket Fort Films Motion Picture Program and features an all trans and gender non-conforming cast and crew. West is deeply invested in teaching and learning with others how to source wisdom from the body as a resource in humanity’s efforts toward liberation for all beings.
DanceCrush Simone Pin, led by powerhouse duo Shay Simone and Annya Pin, have been dazzling audiences on stage since 2018.
Cooped-Up is a dance created and performed under the rare and specific circumstances of the shelter in place order.
Drama Tops: This is for You examines a journey of gender transition with nuance and generosity.
Dani Tirrell’s Black Bois showcases the unique talent of each of its cast members and the collective artistic excellence of Seattle’s Black community.
West Liberty talks with Elby Brosch about gender, creative process, and his latest project Drama Tops, This Is For You.
Velocity’s NEXT FEST runs the gamut of responses to theme Ritual & Rebellion within a permeable, shifting performance space.
Keith Hennessy’s Sink creates global connections from intimate, socially conscious, audience involvement.
Alia Swersky and Corrie Befort show their prowess in an evening where improvisational dance and music come together.
Sean Dorsey’s Boys in Trouble finds complexity in personal narrative and questions over answers.