Next Fest 2016 presents its performance series, December 9-11, as the culmination of two weeks of events at Velocity Dance Center. Every year I attend these performances, I see some things that surprise me (sometimes astound me). The theme/subtitle this year is pastFORWARD and the participants include quite a few PNW dancers and choreographers known for taking risks and chasing big ideas.
The curatorial statement from Velocity was inspired by the organizations twentieth anniversary and called for proposals that “create new historical narratives and/or imagine brave new futures.”
We create futures for the past. And how we remember the past, helps create the future. What is seen / unseen, lost, or fabricated? What feels impossible, but also exciting?
This years’ participants are Ethan Folk + Ty Wardwell, Syniva Whitney (Gender Tender), Quinn Hallenbeck, Sabina Moe, Alisa Popova, and Hayley Shannon. Tickets are $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron.
Next Fest 2016 Performances at Velocity Dance Center
When: December 9-11, 7:30 PM
Where: Velocity Founders Theater (1621 12th Ave)