Velocity Dance Center Guest Artist Series: Bill Evans, Feb. 20-21

Posted on February 15, 2016, 1:38 pm
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Capitol Hill’s premiere contemporary dance organization Velocity Dance Center brings esteemed dancer and choreographer Bill Evans to Velocity Founders Theatre this February 20-21. Part of Velocity’s Guest Artist Series and 20th Anniversary season, the weekend includes two performances by Bill Evans with guest artists Don Halquist, Christian Swenson and Wade Madsen. These shows are part of Evans’ 75th Birthday Solo Concert and a celebration of his Seattle dance legacy.

From Velocity’s website:

Guggenheim Fellow Bill Evans is an internationally known performer and choreographer of modern dance and rhythm tap dance, as well as an artistic director, administrator, movement analyst, speaker and writer. His national 75th Birthday tour brings Evans back to Seattle where his influential Bill Evans Dance Company (1975-1983) put Seattle Dance on the national map. Having toured to all 50 states, Mexico and Canada, Evans also brought influential dance artists Wade Madsen, Shirley Jenkins, Kitty Daniels (recent Cornish Dance Chair) and On the Boards co-founder Peggy Hackney to Seattle.

Tickets run $20 ($25 at door); see performance details and purchase tickets on Velocity’s website.

As well as the performances, join Bill Evans and Velocity co-founder KT Niehoff on Sunday for a free pre-performance discussion. Hosted by Velocity’s Executive/Artistic Director, Tonya Lockyer, and part of Velocity’s Speakeasy Series, the panel will address the history of three generations of Seattle dance.

Velocity Dance Center Presents: Bill Evans’ 75th Birthday Solo Concert

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21, 7:30 PM

Where: Velocity Founders Theatre (1621 12th Ave E)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.