JULY 12 — AUG 9, 2020
VELOCITY SUMMER FESTIVALS
Now in its 27th year, the international Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) is a world-renowned festival that provides the perfect opportunity to learn and share experiences with some of the most highly regarded artists working in the field of dance today.
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JULY 12 — AUG 1
“MIRACLE GRO FOR DANCERS!”
2017 Strictly Seattle Participant
With training tracks for dancers ranging from advanced/professional all the way through beginner, this world-class month-long immersion in Seattle dance offers participants the chance to study + dance with Seattle’s best teaching artists and choreographers. Five adult programs inspire beginning-through-professional level dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a challenging and invigorating environment. In just three weeks, you will gain new skills and experiences while forming artistic and personal connections for the future.
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our tracks and 2020 faculty!
Physical Education (keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Takahiro Yamamoto, Lu Yim)
“SFDI WAS NOURISHING AND TRANSFORMATIVE FOR MY OWN CREATIVE PROCESS. THERE IS A WILLINGNESS HERE TO GROW YOUR IDEAS,
AND AN OPENNESS TO ASKING QUESTIONS.”
Jennifer Monson, SFDI Faculty
A week-long intensive in art, action and improvisation with some of the country’s most radical and innovative practitioners. Every day of the week is packed from morning to evening with workshops, intensives, talks, and performances, so you come away enriched and invigorated, body, mind and soul.
SFDI Faculty announcements are coming in! Check out the current line-up.
Past faculty have included: Ralph Lemon, mayfield brooks, Heather Kravas, John Jasperse, Raphael Xavier, Michelle Boulé, Jennifer Monson, Faye Driscoll, Miguel Guiterrez, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, mayfield brooks, Bebe Miller, taisha paggett, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Eva Karczag, + many more.
“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 female 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.