There is a deep hunger from artists, critics and audiences to continue discussions within their communities.

With STANCE, we hope to meet the challenges of social engagement in creating a public forum that responds to ways artists and audiences share stories, engage with live performances and connect with current issues.

STANCE is the online and mobile component of my proactive engagement with artists, audiences and communities. With online conversations, curated writing, podcasts, artist interviews, videos and user-generated material, STANCE  advocates for dance as an essential component to cultural vitality.

If you have content to submit, or would like to learn more, contact:

Tonya Lockyer



What is STANCE?
STANCE is an online journal considering choreographic culture in Seattle and beyond. Founded by Tonya Lockyer it has been umbrellaed by Velocity Dance Center since 2012.

What is “choreographic culture”?

Choreographic Culture is a versatile, expansive field that can include performance, dance studies, urban planning, art history, philosophy, architecture, anthropology, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, neurology . . . to focus on aspects of culture that rely on kinetic organization.

The choreographic can include the kinetic organization of bodies, objects and ideas. Kinetic organization can also be pre-determined, found, spontaneously constructed, collectively derived, unconsciously manifested.

We choreograph our lives through the city, but the city also choreographs us.

Read the Q + A with Tonya Lockyer, Velocity’s Artistic and Executive Director, about STANCE: a journal of choreographic culture here.

© 2012 Tonya Lockyer


Editor // Tonya Lockyer + Staff

Conception// Tonya Lockyer, Mary Margaret Moore, David Wolbrecht, Syniva Whitney

Design// Grace Poetzinger + WPShower

Guest Editors// Syniva Whitney, Mary Margaret Moore, Jan Trumbauer, Tyler P. Wardwell, William D. Brattain

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