Velocity's Made in Seattle program opened last night with the premiere of Super Eagle.
Created by Kate Wallich + The YC, the work was commissioned by Velocity. Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Andrew Bartee worked with Wallich on the company’s first full-length piece.
Started in 2010 by Wallich and Lavinia Vago, the YC is a multidisciplinary dance company that mixes many elements into its performances. Super Eagle includes an original score by Lena Simon, film by cinematographer Jacob Rosen, and costumes by fashion designer Pierre Davis/NoSesso.
At PNB, Bartee originated leading roles in Marco Goecke's Place a Chill and Victor Quijada’s Mating Theory. A member of the corps de ballet since 2009, the Everett, WA, native was the first recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School and received the 2007 Princess Grace Award. He also frequently appears with the Seattle contemporary dance ensemble Whim W’him.
The Super Eagle performances feature Matt Drews, Vago, Bartee and Wallich. Interest in this new work has been so strong that Velocity has added another performance on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 p.m. Other performances will be at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 14) through Sunday at Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave.
Limited walk-up tickets will be available for all shows at the Velocity Box Office starting at 7 p.m. for the 8pm shows and at 9:30pm for the 10 p.m. show.