Free Flow Interchange | October 2015

 Photo Craig van den Bosch

Photo Craig van den Bosch

Karin Stevens Dance with the Sam Boshnack Quintet
October 23 – 25
Velocity Dance Center
Seattle, WA

An evening of cross-continental contemporary dance – set to high-octane original jazz and part of the UW Dance Program’s50th Anniversary celebrations.

Choreography by Karin Stevens
Music by Sam Boshnack
Lighting Design by Sara Torres
Costumes by Ali Rose Panzarella

Free-Flow Interchange, Choreography by Karin Stevens

“I come into the presence of still water.” -Wendell Berry

Decades of driving the Seattle 99 viaduct and I5 Ship Canal Bridge inspired this work. The babble and visceral acceleration of our time I experience while driving through the city gratefully is interrupted by the immense presence of our bodies of water. What does it do to us if we pay attention to the natural world before we return to the metaphorical major modern highways of our minds and time?

I developed Free-Flow Interchange in silence; building it from a series of phrases I created through improvisational practice in front of a video camera. Sam Boshnack composed new music to a final video of the finished dance. -KS

Karin Stevens Dance