A New Works Series for Artists in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Montana and B.C.Performances December 1-3, 2017Next Dance Cinema December 4, 2017
Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the region. Next NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange. Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats welcome.
Each Next Fest NW presents 4-7 artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process, for three public performances. Next Fest NW artists are fully produced in Velocity’s Founders Theater, receive an artist fee and up to 20 hours of free studio time; and benefit from artistic, promotional, and technical support.
This year NEXT FEST NW 2017 takes on the theme of an overused trope –DISRUPTION. What does it really mean to be disruptive in these times? NEXT FEST is where dance disruptors from throughout the region elevate risk. Artists and thinkers from all disciplines interested in movement performance are encouraged to apply.
*Note: Next Dance Cinema is a separate application process.
IMPORTANT 2017 DATES● Optional: Workshop your application with Velocity Staff – Sept 10, 11:30am● Deadline for submissions – Sept 18, 2017 / 5PM PST● Work-in-progress Showing – October 19, 2017 / 3-6pm● Technical Rehearsal –November 27– December 1, 2017● Performances – December 1-3, 2017 / 8pm