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SEATTLE, WA:  On October 3 & 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm at Velocity Dance Center’s Founders Theater, located at 1621 12th Ave, KSD will present an evening of new contemporary dance with the Sam Boshnack Quintet live in performance.  In addition to the choreographic work by Karin Stevens, KSD invites guest choreographers, Penny Hutchinson and Jurg Koch, to create new dances on Karin Stevens and the KSD dancers.

Since the first KSD concert in 2009, every production incorporates a local, live and/or new music component. Noticing the work of rising trumpet player, composer, and bandleader, Sam Boshnack, Karin Stevens became inspired by her work. Boshnack is quickly gaining acclaim as a composer. A classic jazz instrumentation, that does anything but standard music, this band has the precision of a chamber ensemble and the weight of a rock band. Boshnack creates work with intricately woven soundscapes harboring deep grooves and punctuated, explosive improvisations.

The choreographed program includes the Quintet’s recently released album, “Exploding Syndrome” and a new commission composed by Boshnack for Stevens.

This concert is supported in part by a group grant from 4Culture.

October  3 & 4 2014, 8pm
Velocity Dance Center- Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets here.

Artistic Statement

Movement is the impetus as life is the content. Through layers of movement is the thread of truth; the sole story, the shape and texture of feeling and meaning. Beneath the motion is etched the lines of our grief and grandeur in this 21st century imperfect, moving human art form. The purpose of our relationship to creation is revealed. Beautiful. Infinite. Moving. Live. Turbulent. Grace.

“Karin is the consummate artist professional: easy to work with, warm, enthusiastic, imaginative, and above of all, supremely competent. The result… a memorable experience for performers and audiences alike.”

-John Zoltek Music Director, Glacier Symphony and Festival Amadeus Whitefish, Montana 

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