Velocity Dance Center Presents: Bodies of Water, July 16

Posted on July 15, 2016, 1:59 pm
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This Saturday, July 16, head to Seattle Waterfront Park for the world premiere of Bodies of Water, a site-specific performance by Italian-American choreographer Alice Gosti. Velocity Dance Centerthe show’s producers, have this to say about the event:

Bodies of water is architected as a celebration of the city of Seattle, while reminding us of the complex relationship the city has with its waters. This timely new work is inspired by its location – the Seattle Waterfront – and compelled by ideas of water as a natural element, spiritual/cyclical entity, transitional space, and port. Bodies of water is a political performance touching on the ideas of immigration and refugee crisis, Native American fishing rights in the northwest, and water ecology.

A five-hour song cycle, composed and performed by Benjamin Marx (Degenerate Art Ensemble), includes a traveling choir with song by Hanna Benn, the Beaconettes, percussion, amplification of water and park sounds, and poetry by Giacomo Leopardi and Alice Gosti.

Costume Design by Rachel Ravitch. Lighting Design by Amiya Brown (Spaghetti CO., Amy O’Neal, Zoe|Juniper). And a group of 8 Seattle super star dancers – Alyza DelPan-Monley, Lorraine Lau, Kaitlin McCarthy, Amy Ross, Erin Johnson, Sabina Smith-Moreland, Hallie Scott and Ariana Bird.

Bodies of Water is free and open to all. Don’t miss the event that Dance Magazine calls, “Unruly yet rigorous, feminine yet rebellious, task-like yet mischievous.”


Velocity Dance Center Presents: Bodies of Water

When: Saturday, July 16, 5-10pm

Where: Seattle Waterfront Park (1401 Alaskan Way) 

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