Dancer, Choreographer, Designer & Filmmaker
Corrie Befort is a dance artist working between choreography, visual and textile design to translate sensation-based ideas into performances, objects, sets, films and scores.
Present work, Unnamed Shapes, casts 10 performers, both professional and non-professional with broad-ranging physical histories, moving together within a gradually shifting textile set. With luck, Seattle in-progress showings offered in late 2020. The City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation and the UW bst Residency support this initial phase.
Corrie co-directs hybrid company LIMITS with sound artist Jason E Anderson, intersects often with NYC dance artist/scientist Beth Graczyk and Seattle composer Tom Baker and co-directed Salt Horse (2008-2015) with Graczyk and Angelina Baldoz. She creates sets, objects and costumes for other artists as well, including Mark Haim and Cherdonna/Jody Kuehner. A soloist and ensemble dancer and improviser, she has recently appeared with B.S.T.S, Katherine Cook and Scott/Powell. Corrie works between the rural Palouse of Eastern Washington and Seattle, creating live work within both communities and developing large and small-scale experimental scenographic textiles in her shop. Her award-winning films, performances and sets have been presented and commissioned in the US, Japan and Belgium.
Teacher and advocate of inclusive dance practices, Corrie works within the following programs:
Dance for Parkinson’s programs in Seattle and Anacortes, WA
Seattle’s Path With Art for people recovering from homelessness, addiction and trauma
Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Velocity
Autism Movement Therapy, Fidalgo Island Elementary School District, Anacortes, WA