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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Four week-long dance residencies scheduled for ALL RISE beginning July 28

7/11/2014  10:00:00 AM

Four week-long dance residencies scheduled for ALL RISE beginning July 28
Featuring Velocity Dance, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Michael Schumacher, Alia Swersky, Tahni Holt, Vanessa DeWolf and Salt Horse

SEATTLE (July 11, 2014) — Beginning in the last week of July, four week-long dance residencies will take place as part of ALL RISE, a year-long series of performance and installations at the site of the future Seattle City Light electrical substation in the Cascade neighborhood. Viewers will experience artists, collaborators, students and others researching and work-shopping, with free public performances at the end of each week. The dancers will take advantage of In Situ, a 1,800 square foot sculptural installation by Karl Burkheimer, on view through August 24. All exhibitions and events take place at 1250 Denny Way and are free and open to the public.

Schedule (exact times TBD):
Residence - July 28 to August 3: Velocity Dance/ Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) with artists Michael Schumacher (Amsterdam, NL), Tahni Holt (Portland, Ore) and Alia Swersky (Seattle, Wash.)
Performance – Friday, August 1, 7-8 pm: Michael Schumacher/SFDI
Residence – August 4 to August 10: Vanessa DeWolf (Seattle, Wash.)
Performance – Saturday, August 9, evening: Vanessa DeWolf
Residence - August 11 to 17: Tahni Holt (Portland, Ore.)
Performance – Saturday, August 16, evening: Tahni Holt
Residence - August 18 to 24: Salt Horse (Seattle, Wash.)
Performance – Saturday, August 23, evening: Salt Horse

More information about each residency will be available at and participating artist websites as the project progresses.

In the 90,000 square foot ALL RISE campus, In Situ explores site-specificity, improvisation and authorship, and will become a base for a series of four, one week-long dance residencies starting July 28. The workis the continuation of Burkheimer's In Site, created for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon in 2011. In Site, organized by then Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Jenene Nagy, filled the center's 3,500 square foot exhibition space, leaving a narrow perimeter margin for audience and exploring the functions of a gallery and the viewer's experience of the gallery. ALL RISE invited Burkheimer to reconceive the work within the nearly reverse setting of an open, yet often physically isolated, public space.

All Rise is commissioned with Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds and admin­istered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. For real time happenings, please follow ALL RISE on social media.

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