For the past 26 years, Velocity Dance Center has hosted the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI), a yearly convening of leading movement improvisation practitioners. This year they can’t do in-person events, so have created a new online format featuring dance classes, drop-in workshops, discussions, and events. Both free and paid events are available and donations are gladly accepted. A few of the free events are listed below and on our calendar. More info: http://velocitydancecenter.org/.
Selected free events at Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation
Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) is a participatory movement and meditation practice that explores embodied awareness.
- Aug 4-5, 8 AM
- Aug 14, 10 AM
Open Mic Performance in Public (aka SH*T GOLD OUTDOORS). An experiment in improvisation in an outdoor location to keep everyone safe while enjoying live performance and the energy of sharing a collective space. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/761461727229565
- Aug 8, 2:00 PM
Physical Education Reading Group encourages all styles of participation (speak, listen, observe). You need not have read the proposed reading list to attend. Suggested readings are meant to serve as a jumping off point.
- Aug 13, 5:30 PM
More info: https://summer.velocitydancecenter.org/sfdi/
Find still more free local livestream, virtual tours, and online classes.