Karin Stevens Dance with the Sam Boshnack Quintet
October 23, 7:30pm
October 24, 7:30pm
October 25, 6:30pm
Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
An evening of cross-continental contemporary dance – set to high-octane original jazz and part of the UW Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
As part of the University of Washington Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary, encore performance by KSD with the Sam Boshnack Quintet features works by celebrated UW dance artists. From Seattle to Switzerland, artists Karin Stevens (1999 Alum), Penny Hutchinson (Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Artist) and Jürg Koch (Professor 2004-2014) showcase their individual choreographic styles with 5 works set to live original jazz music.
Moved by the recent work of prolific Seattle trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack and a desire to build community and expand KSD’s reach, Karin brings together an artistic team of UW alumni, alumni faculty, and 10 new dancers. Back by demand, the four returning works and one new work pull inspiration from man-made and natural powerful local structures like the 99 Viaduct and Puget Sound, lively Juba music, intimate relationships and idiosyncrasies that occur inside of ensemble.
Karin’s three-movement finale work – Dormant, Exploding Syndrome, Ash Cloud – explores unexpected life eruptions with an expanded 10-dancer cast. Using the inspirations for Dormant, Karin aims to raise awareness for the Ben Townes Foundation and Seattle’s revolutionary childhood cancer research.
“Masterful artistry with precise timing, exacting movement and a sophisticated sense of flow. ” – Cyrus Khambatta, Seattle International Dance Festival
This week the Sam Boshnack Quintet heads out for shows in Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The band will be collaborating with Karin Stevens Dance in Whitefish, Montana, performing their record “Exploding Syndrome” in its entirety with live dance, presented by the Glacier Symphony. The band is also playing club shows featuring Boshnack’s music based on the life of 19th century dare-devil, feminist & journalist, Nellie Bly.
Tuesday, June 9 – 7:30 pm
Eichardt’s Pub (Sandpoint, ID)
Wed, June 10 – 7 pm
Top Hat Lounge (Missoula, Montana)
Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13 – 7:30 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet with Karin Stevens Dance
O’Shaugnessy Center presented by Glacier Symphony (Whitefish, Montana)
Thursday, June 18 – 8 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at Zero-G Concerts with Fundamental Forces and the Michael Owcharuk Quartet
The Royal Room (Seattle, WA)
Friday, June 26 – 10 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at The Olympia Experimental Music Festival (Olympia, WA)
Eagles Club Grand Ballroom