Corrie Befort

Photo: Laurent Ziegler

Unnamed Shapes

Corrie Befort:

Dancer, Choreographer, Designer & Filmmaker


Corrie Befort is an artist translating sensation-based ideas into performances, films, objects, sets and teaching.
Current projects include Unnamed Shapes , observational scoring toward a feature-length film, and developing movement education in the Palouse region. With sound artist Jason E Anderson she co-directs hybrid company LIMITS.

Corrie works between the rural Palouse of eastern Washington, Seattle and Portland with 2022 residencies at both Performance Works Northwest and UW’s bst. Her film a valley myth won Best Experimental Short at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings 2022.

She has created scenography and costuming for artists including Mark Haim and Cherdonna/>Jody Kuehner. She is a soloist and ensemble dancer and improviser, appearing most recently with B.S.T.S, Katherine Cook and Scott/Powell. From 2008-2015 she co-directed Seattle performance company Salt Horse with dance artist/scientist Beth Graczyk and composer Angelina Baldoz. Her award-winning films, performances and sets have been presented and commissioned in the US, Japan and Belgium.

Advocate and Teacher within inclusive dance practices, Corrie has worked with:
Dance for Parkinson’s programs in Seattle and Anacortes
Seattle’s Path With Art, for people recovering from homelessness, addiction and trauma
Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Start Where You Are, Velocity
Autism Movement Therapy, Fidalgo Island Elementary School District, Anacortes, WA

Further inclusive offerings/creations to be excited about:
Wobbly Dance, Portland, OR
Interact Theater, Minneapolis, MN
DanceAbility, Eugene, OR
Thresholds, NYC