Jeremy Wade, Fountain, Velocity
Velocity Presents the VELOCITY GUEST ARTIST SERIES, feautring Jeremy Wade (Berlin/NYC)'s FOUNTAIN on February 15 & 16 at 8 PM at the Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill.
Tickets: $15 online / $18 at the door / $12 students + seniors. For the box office and more information, call 206.325.8773 or visit www.velocitydancecenter.org/boxoffice.
The Bessie Award-winning American choreographer and performer Jeremy Wade is known for his excessive performances, which provoke borderline experiences in interaction with his audience. Fountain is a celebrated solo from Wade that has evolved from experiments and performances staged since 2010. The work circumvents traditional audience-performer dynamics and facilitates a generous group experience that evolves into a sensual engine.
In his solo Fountain, Wade assumes the role of preacher, shaman and fool by offering himself as a medium to receive and transform the energy of the theater space taking the audience on an emotional and alchemical journey. Wade's choreographic technique is a unique encounter of aesthetic, sociological, and neurological dimensions. He derives movement from intense attention to the multiplicity of impulses in the body that are drawn from neurological processes, social constructions of norm, and aesthetic decisions. The stage becomes an engine where intersubjective actions/reactions envelope the audience for maximal sensation and association.
Jeremy Wade graduated from the School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2000. Wade premiered his first evening length work Glory at Dance Theater Workshop in New York, for which he received a New York Bessie Award. Since then Wade has been living in Berlin, working closely with HAU and dramaturge Eike Wittrock. Besides the creation of performances and a rigorous teaching practice, Wade has always been drawn to the curation, production and hosting of ecstatic events.
Besides the creation of performances and a rigorous teaching practice Wade has always been drawn to the curation, production and subsequent hosting of ecstatic events. This interest in curation evolved from his experience as a vibrant host of parties and Night Clubs in New York City during the mid 90s to becoming a founding member in 2003 of Chez Bushwick a Live / Work loft for the performing arts in industrial Bushwick, Brooklyn. He curated the "Politics of Ecstasy" Festival in January of 2009 at the Hebbel am Ufer together with Meg Stuart, Eike Wittrock, and Brendan Dougherty. Wade also curated a queer performance series in 13 editions from 2009 to 2011 at Basso, Berlin titled "Creature Feature". For more information visit www.jeremywade.de.