Velocity Dance Center, Dayna Hanson,
Velocity Dance Center has announced Dayna Hanson-choreographer, dance theater director, filmmaker and 2006 Guggenheim Fellow-as its Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) 2013.
The A.I.R. program serves the needs of accomplished professional dance and movement-based artists or collaborative teams engaged in the process of research / creation by providing free space and time for work, reflection, and community interaction. The Artist in Residence also interfaces with other Velocity programs throughout the year. One artist is selected annually for a 300+hour space grant.
The A.I.R. will show work in a Velocity program and is invited to devise with Velocity on-site or outreach activities that support their creative process while fostering meaningful links between the Artist-in-Residence and the community. These opportunities may include performances, curated exhibitions, community conversations, open rehearsals, classes, media projects, humanities events and more.
In 2012, Velocity expanded its Residency program to also include annual Creative Residents awarded 10-80 hour space grants. Residency outcomes can include performances, interactive events, exhibitions and installations; all designed to support the creative process of selected artists.
About Velocity's Artist-in-Residence Program
VELOCITY A.I.R. 2013 PROJECT
Dayna's new dance theater work, The Clay Duke, is inspired by a Florida school board shooting. Produced by ArKtype and On the Boards, The Clay Duke is being developed in a series of creative residencies, including at ACT Theatre, Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center in Tallahassee, FL and Velocity. The Clay Duke will premiere in 2013. Her work has received support from National Dance Project, MAP Fund, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and others.
Dayna Hanson is a Seattle-based choreographer, dance theater director and filmmaker. She is a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography, a 2010 United States Artists Oliver Fellow in Dance and a 2012 recipient of Artist Trust's Arts Innovator Award. Co-founder of dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Dayna's work has been presented nationally and internationally since the early 1990s, including major venues REDCAT, Joyce Theater, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Walker Art Center, Miami Light Project, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, New York Live Arts, Dance Umbrella Austin and many others. Her dance films have screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, including New York Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. She co-curated 33 Fainting Spells' international dance film festival, New Dance Cinema, from 1999- 2003.