March 3, 2017
Show at 8:00 pm
(not including fees)
STG & Velocity present Danielle Agami/Ate9's Calling Glenn with Wilco's Glenn Kotche at The Moore Theatre on March 3, 2017.
WORLD PREMIERE. Israel has long been a hotbed for contemporary dance, with Batsheva Dance Company at its epicenter. Velocity presents Danielle Agami, former Batsheva dancer, to create a new work, Calling Glenn, for her Los Angeles based company Ate9, with live music by the rhythmic anchor of the beloved band Wilco, Glenn Kotche. Agami’s strong physicality, humor, and theatricality has made her one of the hottest choreographers in America today. Kotche will be performing his original music live in Seattle only.
Calling Glenn is presented by Velocity and STG, and underwritten by Case van Rij. A special season event celebrating Velocity | 20 Years.
Danielle Agami / Ate9 is considered one of America’s most important, emerging dance companies. Agami was a member of Batsheva Dance Company from 2005-2010 under the artistic directorship of Ohad Naharin. She also served as the company’s rehearsal director and in 2009 received the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, based in Los Angeles, was founded at Velocity Dance Center, and tours internationally.
Since 2001, Glenn Kotche has been the rhythmic anchor in Wilco, one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet. His first studio outing with the Chicago- based band was the breakthrough Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and has continued over the course of five albums, including the Grammy-winning A Ghost Is Born and the critically acclaimed The Whole Love. He has appeared on over 80 recordings by artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Edith Frost, Neil Finn and Radiohead's Phil Selway, and he’s a founding member of two other bands— Loose Fur, with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and longtime collaborator Jim O’Rourke, and On Fillmore, with upright bassist Darin Gray. He has also written music for classical and post-classical ensembles like Kronos Quartet, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, So Percussion, eighth blackbird and many more.
“Choreography’s It girl.” – LA Times
“Odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more." – Georgia Straight