Part of Velocity’s Strictly Seattle Festival
JULY 16 / 11AM-2PM
See website for location
FREE + open to all
Velocity commissioned this 3-hour performance spectacle architected by choreographer Alice Gosti to bring together prominent womxn community leaders including Cindy Black (Fix Democracy First), Sharon Nyree Williams «Inganzo» (Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas), Nancy Chang (Reel Grrls / Skate Like a Girl), Aarushi Shai (Reel Grrls), Rita Mehrer (Tasveer), Lamar Van Dyke (The Van Dykes), Gretta Harley (HomeAlive), Jade Vogelsang (House of Luna), Syniva Whitney (Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender) and prominent local poets Nandi Seboulisa + Jehan Osanyin. They are joined by Strictly Seattle dancers, Gosti’s company members, and live music by Filthy FemCorps.
This community event celebrates the stories of womxn that have shaped Seattle, and the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Invisible Womxn is free and open to the public.
Location on Capitol Hill
(Check Velocity’s Website: velocitydancecenter.org/festivals/strictly-seattle-2017/#performances
From Alice Gosti:
“Invisible Womxn aims to bring to the fore stories of local womxn. Washington State’s womxn were the first to vote in the United States. Womxn have shaped our city and state from the very beginning yet little mention is made of these brave womxn who were full partners in the bold venture of Seattle’s founders. My aim is also to create a performance event that is a celebration without obscuring our problematic history.”
Invisible Women is commissioned and produced by Velocity Dance Center for Strictly Seattle 2017 with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and special underwriting by Glenn Kawasaki. Funding for Invisible Womxn provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and special underwriting through Velocity’s New Dance Initiative by Carlo Scandiuzzi with project sponsorship by Case van Rij.