Dancer, Choreographer, Designer & Filmmaker
Corrie Befort is a Seattle-based dancer, choreographer, designer and filmmaker whose collaborative performance works have been presented and commissioned nationally and in Japan and Belgium. Her primary partnerships are with performance company Salt Horse (Beth Graczyk, Angelina Baldoz), LIMITS (Jason E Anderson), and with composer Tom Baker. Her award-winning dance films have screened in festivals internationally since 2002.
Corrie builds movement-inspired, physically-activated visual art and effects, scenography and costuming. Artists she has worked with include Cherdonna/Jody Keuhner, Mark Haim, and artists working with Deborah Hay solos (Shannon Stewart, Mary Margaret Moore).
- Salt Horse’s evening-length premiere Color Field presented by Northwest Film Forum.
- Salt Horse commissioned by All Rise (Portland) for site specific residency and performance within the InSitu installation in downtown Seattle.
- LIMITS presented in Debacle Festival and through Dream Cargo, presented by New Mystics, Hedreen Gallery, & Seattle University.
- Cherdonna Shinatra’s Worth My Salt Seattle premiere: set design/build.
- Cacophony for 8 Players Seattle premiere by Torben Ulrich, Beth Grazcyk and Angelina Baldoz: set design/build.
- Deborah Hay soloists Shannon Stewart and Mary Margaret Moore in Who’s Afraid of Deborah Hay, Seattle: costume and set design/build.
- Henry Art Gallery commission to create ArtBreak experiences within Ann Hamilton’s The Common Sense installation.
- EMP commission to direct and costume live re-creation of Daft Punk/Michel Gondry Around the World video for opening of Spectacle exhibit, headlined by Macklemore.
- Peggy Piacenza’s Touch Me Here Seattle premiere: video.
- Soloist for Mary Sheldon Scott, film shoot with Robert Campbell.
- Soloist for 2015 The Withing Project with Hope Wechkin, Cathy Madden and Beth Graczyk.
- Training through Companie Marie Chouinard Intensive (Montreal), SFDI with Eric Beauchesne (Kid Pivot) and Michael Schumacher (Ballet Frankfurt).
- Teaching in the Inesperadamente Festival (Murcia, Spain) before traveling through Morocco and western Portugal.
- High Sierra Nevada back-country chef for Golden Trout Camp and expedition partner to Emily Stone.
- Dance filmmaking at Cornish College and through Seattle Youth Dance Collective.
- Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease through Seattle Theater Group.
- Children's Autism Movement Therapy through Fidalgo Dance Works and Island View Elementary, Anacortes.
- Dance classes for adults in recovery from homelessness and other trauma through Seattle’s Path with Art program, hosted by Velocity Dance Center.
- Currently developing Dance for MS with Jacob Ellul-Blake.