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Next Fest NW 2013: TOUCH + Next Dance Cinema is a dynamic week of innovative dance performances, screenings and installations featuring established artists and rising stars of the Pacific Northwest.
NEXT FEST NW: TOUCH PERFORMANCES
December 13-15 / 8:00 p.m.
Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest.
This year’s festival unveils fierce new work by Coleman Pester, Nate Blackwell, Dylan Ward, Alana O Rogers (DA) + GENDER TENDER’s Syniva Whitney + Will Courtney with installations by Matt Drews (DA '13) + Coulliette (aka John Mark Powell [AR ’15]), Vanessa DeWolf, KT Shores + Alexandra Hamill (TH '14).
Curated by Tonya Lockyer, Juniper Shuey and Kate Wallich (DA '10).
NEXT DANCE CINEMA
December 9-10 / 7 p.m.
Velocity and Northwest Film Forum pair up to offer dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance cinema continues to expand the possibilities of the screen.
Next Dance Cinema features the best in local and international dance on screen. This popular local film festival, founded in 2006 by Velocity to feature local dance filmmakers, expands this year to include two nights and to feature some of the best in new dance cinema from around the globe. Next Dance Cinema is presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum.
Curated by Lou Karsen, Dayna Hanson, Tonya Lockyer, and Courtney Sheenan.