COMING SUMMER 2022
SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE + IMPROVISATION
29th annual SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE + IMPROVISATION
An immersive month of in-person and online movement intensives and classes with exceptional local and national faculty + events and pop-up performances.
For the past 28 years, the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (originally founded by Dance Art Group) has been a yearly convening of leading movement practitioners. Last year we combined Strictly Seattle and SFDI into a full month of classes and intensives, socially distanced dance events and performances, and other online and in-person experiences.
“SFD+I was my re-entry into creative life. It re-calibrated me and I now remember my true north as being in places of making with others of the same heart-orientation. I actually came up against ways my body has stored trauma and had a therapeutic experience of seeing and re-wiring.” -Anonymous SFD+I 2021 participant
“Every class exceeded expectations. The workshops were transformative.” -Anonymous SFD+I 2021 participant
Will Rawls (NYC), AVID (SEA), Lavinia Vago (SEA), Jasmine Hearn (NYC/HTX)
Jaret Hughes (SEA), Kaitlin McCarthy (SEA)
Single Red Classes
Nia-Amina Minor (SEA), Stefan Richmond (SEA), Heather Kravas (SEA), Wade Madsen (SEA), Maya Soto (SEA), Natascha Greenwalt (SEA), Dani Tirrell (SEA) + Jhon Stronks (HTX), Alice Gosti (SEA) + Alyza DelPan-Monley (SEA)
Sidra Bell (NYC), Amy O’Neal (LA), Bebe Miller (OH), Zoe Scofield (SEA)
Single Blue Classes
Donnell Oakley (NYC), Jill Sigman (NYC), Bebe Miller (OH) + more streamed hybrid classes
“My instructors were so generous, skillful and encouraging. Students were excited to learn and connect. It was my summer highlight.” -Anonymous SFD+I 2021 participant
Thank you to our space partners for making the 2021 Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation possible. Click on the images to find out more about each space partner.
Internship + Work/Study Opportunities
Priority Deadline: June 4
Velocity’s Summer Work/Study program provides the opportunity for participants to receive discounted attendance to the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation in exchange for festival support. Learn more and apply through this form by the June 4 priority deadline.
Deadline: June 4
We are also looking for summer interns! Download the Application to learn more and apply by June 4.
TBIPOC FEE WAIVER
As a part of Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation, we are providing fee waivers to dancers who identify as Transgender, Black, Indigenous, or as People of Color, in an effort to shift power to Transgender and BIPOC communities.
“The availability for BIPOC support changed my life.” -Anonymous SFD+I 2021 participant
“I CANNOT OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF VELOCITY IN THE DANCE ECOLOGY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THE NATION.”
Jane Forde, National Dance Project
Velocity Dance Center was started in 1996 by two queer women choreographers looking to create a space in Seattle where dancers in the city could learn, take risks, grow, and thrive. Over twenty years later, Velocity is nationally recognized as a leader in experimentation and risk-taking in dance. Velocity is both a catalytic resource for dance artists in Seattle, and a portal for those totally new to dance looking to engage their bodies and express themselves. With artist-driven, community-centered artistic and education programs, Velocity is instrumental in making Seattle a destination city with one of the most active dance communities in the nation.
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