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Dance Innovators Series: we are (nothing) everything

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

by

ANYA CLOUD + MAKISIG AKIN

What can we do together that we cannot do alone? This dance duet is a queer reimagination of a creation story. With patience, tenderness and prayer we epitomize the multiple ways that love can manifest. Intimacy facilitates straddling and queering notions of violence, care, pleasure, play and gender. Through performance we cultivate impossible conditions as an invitation to elusive spaces where desire, guilt, grief and love intersect. We hold the complexity and paradox of being socialized female bodies who are queer and racialized. Sometimes we share a body and sometimes we splinter into the ether — we simultaneously elevate each other and take each other down. What becomes possible when love is stronger than fear? We embody the wildest dreams of our queer ancestors.

 

DANCE INNOVATORS SERIES

Dance Innovators is a festival-style performance series that provides a glimpse into the current explorative work of celebrated faculty from Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation 2024. Each work will be presented in a low tech, low stakes format with the goal of sharing performative research with SFD+I’s Participants and Seattle’s contemporary performance community. This year the artists of Physical Education (keyon gaskin, Lu Yim, Allie Hankins, Takahiro Yamamoto) will perform on Thursday, August 8, Crow Nishimura from Degenerate Art Ensemble and Shannon Stewart will share work on Friday, August 9, Makisig Akin and Anya Cloud will perform an evening length work on Saturday, August 10.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://summer.velocitydancecenter.org/

Venue

12 Ave Arts
1620 12th Ave
Seattle,
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Organizer

Velocity Dance Center
Email
communications@velocitydancecenter.org
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