The Art and Practice of Movement
MAY 29 / 12-3PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
$30 drop-in / $25 MVP

Explore movement practices that open you to your deepest potential to create, unwinding unnecessary tension + creating space in the body to engage with your most aligned body/self. Move beyond practice into the art of developing movement phrases. This workshop will explore KSD movement repertory, which stems from the belief that movement connects us to our fullest self + ideas, to others, + to the beauty of our complex existence. Join us in this playful and lively environment!
ANYONE may attend the workshop,
If Auditioning:

1. Karin Stevens is looking to create two new works as part of her Velocity Creative Residency with Seattle Advanced Community Dancers. The new works will be part of the KSD October 23-25 performances. The bulk of the rehearsals are the last two weeks of June: Wednesday 6/17 11:30-3:30Thursday 6/18 11-2, Friday 6/19 12-2, Wednesday 6/24 11:30-3:30Thursday 6/25 12-3, Friday 6/26 12-3. We may add some additional time in August. Must be available to rehearse in September-October one day a week leading up to the show.

2. We are also looking for dancers to join the KSD core group for the final work of this October 23-25th program. Must be available to rehearse in August-October 1-2x per week (probably W/F 12-3)

3. Finally, we are seeking 1-2 women and 1-3 men for a new evening length work taking shape in the fall that will be presented in the winter of 2016. Paid Project.

2015 Performances

May 8th Seattle Composers’ Salon

Pianist/Composer Michael Owcharuk and Karin Stevens will share a work-in-progress.

May 30th, 3:30 Open Studios at On the Boards: a platform to showcase new performance work at different stages of early development.

Michael and Karin will share again the further development of their work-in-progress.

June 12 and 13 KSD will tour to Whitefish Montana with the Sam Boshnack Quintet.

The Glacier Symphony and Chorale are sponsoring the performances of this show that was presented in Seattle in October 2014 to sold out audiences and Standing Ovations.

You can see video of the work here:https://vimeo.com/109645803

June 18th, KSD has been selected to perform in the Seattle International Dance Festival, Spotlight on Seattle: The Artist Perspective.  We will perform “Dormant, Exploding Syndrome, Ashcloud” to a recording of the music by the Sam Boshnack Quintet.


Artist 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 

Collaborators and Commissions