MOLLY LEVY
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Molly Levy 

is a dance artist from Berkeley, CA currently based in Seattle, WA. She received her training from Berkeley City Ballet and Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Molly continued her education in New York City at Alvin Ailey/Fordham University, pursuing dance and a graduate track in childhood education. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance May 2016. While in school Molly performed in works by Alvin Ailey, Robert Moses, Pascal Rioult, Gregory Dawson, Banning Bouldin, and Yoshito Sakuraba.  Molly has also performed with Joanna Mendl-Shaw and the New York based Equus Projects and assisted in setting Jae Man Joo’s work “Into The Light” on Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

Since returning to the west coast, Molly has worked with contemporary dance artists and companies around the Pacific Northwest including LED (Boise, ID) - a company combining live original music, movement, film, and visual design, Kate Wallich’s YC2 (Seattle, WA), Katie Scherman + Artists (Portland, OR), House of Verlaine (Seattle, WA), Daniel Costa Dance (Seattle, WA), and Seattle Opera in their production of Verdi’s Aida, with choreography by Jessica Lang. Her work has also brought her beyond dance and into live theater - working with Dacha Theater as a performer and movement director, burlesque - performing with Verlaine & McCann Present, and her own work combining movement and visual art.

 copyright Peddecord Photo (Christopher Peddecord)

copyright Peddecord Photo (Christopher Peddecord)

 
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Video collaboration with LEVYFilms. Music by Anitek, "Moonstruck"

Vignettes from the creation of "To Have It All" Katie Scherman + Artists (March 2018) Captured and edited beautifully by Robert Uehlin. Music by Michael Wall.

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Landscape in movement and image

 

This work, on going, imagines landscape not as a stagnant shape, but as something that is alive, a story that unfolds.

I was moved by the words and writings of both David Whyte and John O’Donohue and the imagery of Celtic spirituality. In particular Whyte's words on the idea that we exist at a "threshold" or a "frontier of what is you and what is not you" and that both sides of an interaction leave a little bit changed, or shaped. And O'Donohue's image of the "inner landscape of beauty" not as something lovely, but a "more rounded, substantial becoming." I see landscape as the space and shape of the world you inhabit, all together physical, emotional, cultural, historical, and personal. A landscape tells the grief, and especially the joy, and the stories that live together in a person or a place. The work combines movement and visual art (drawing) to create abstract but recognizable shape and communicate our conversational experience, how we attend to the world.  It is important to me to carry a sense of joy and beauty in the state of undoing or unknowing yourself in order to find a deeper understanding of the shape of who you are


Gallery | Dance | Good People


First Showing:
July 6, 2018 @ 6pm
West Berkeley Fencing Club

 
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c/o Christopher Peddecord

c/o Christopher Peddecord

c/o Christopher Peddecord

c/o Christopher Peddecord

copyright Rachel Neville Photography

c/o Christopher Peddecord

c/o Christopher Peddecord

c/o Christopher Peddecord

copyright Rachel Neville Photography

copyright Steve Smith Photography

Upcoming

 

Dacha Theater 2018-2019 Season

Dacha Theater enters another ambitious season centered around themes of growth and transformation.

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you just missed it!

 
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Largesse: A Benefit in the House of Verlaine


Juliet and Her, Romeo | Can-Can Du Maison Verlaine | Histoire de Melody Nelson | Tales of the Vienna Woods

Friday, August 17, 2018
The Triple Door
Seattle, WAf

 
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Dacha Theater's
Who Killed Otter's Babies?

Movement Direction

June 28 - July 8
Carkeek Park
Seattle, WA

 

Seattle International Dance Festival | James Ray Grant Winners

Dancing with Daniel Costa Dance + Julie Tobiason

June 14, 2018
Erickson Theater Off Broadway
Seattle, WA

 
 Photo c/o Seattle Opera

Photo c/o Seattle Opera

AIDA | Seattle Opera

"Verdi's epic tale of star-crossed lovers." Director Francesca Zambello's "spectacular" (Opera Warhorses) new-to-Seattle production features choreography by contemporary dance leader Jessica Lang, as well as designs by "art world superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) RETNA, who cites the structure of Egyptian hieroglyphs as the basis for his striking visuals.

 
 Photo c.o. Mark McCambridge

Photo c.o. Mark McCambridge

To have it all | Katie Scherman + Artists 

March 22-24, 2018
BodyVox Dance Center
Portland, OR

 
 Photo c.o. Rachel Neville/Poster c.o. Chop Shop Dance

Photo c.o. Rachel Neville/Poster c.o. Chop Shop Dance

Chop Shop

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February 17 + 18, 2018
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

 
 Photo by Angela Sterling.

Photo by Angela Sterling.

Land Of The Sweets

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December 7 - 28, every day except Christmas

 
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DACHA Theater

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Movement Direction + Choreography

December 1st - 16th, 8pm

Ballard Underground, Seattle

 
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YC2

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New Dances
Oct 20 — 22
Velocity Dance Center
Founders Theater, Seattle

 

Video courtesy of Verlaine & McCann Present

Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome

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September 21-23rd
The Triple Door, Seattle

 

House of Verlaine: Giselle

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August 31st & September 1st
The Triple Door, Seattle

 

An Awfully Big Adventure

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July 21 - August 5th
Fremont Peak Park, Seattle

 

Seattle International Dance Festival: Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet

Work by Emilee Putsche

Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21
Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle

 
 photo by Andrew JS

photo by Andrew JS

Sauna Dance with speedboat

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Installation in collaboration with YC2 + wa_sauna/goCstudio + baby and company + cuniform. 

Memorial Day
Lake Union - Sakuma Viewpoint + Agua Verde, Seattle

 
 photo by Devin Muñoz (muñozmotions)

photo by Devin Muñoz (muñozmotions)

Innominate

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Laura Rodriguez + Artists present their first immersive dance theater production INNOMINATE. Pursuing the Mexican + Mexicanidad heritage and culture, while incorporating the influence of Latino/a/x surrealists. 

May 25, 26, 27
Base Experimental Arts + Space, Seattle



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copyright Rachel Neville Photography