Press Play with Madeleine Brand Los Angeles radio station KCRW;s Madeleine Brand speaks with Amy O’Neal dancer/choreographer/teacher about Opposing Forces which makes its California debut this weekend at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. LISTEN
“Amy O'Neal detonates across the stage.”Dance Magazine
Amy O’Neal is a versatile dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance educator with one foot firmly planted in Hip Hop and Street Dance culture and the other in Contemporary Performance Practices. She is passionate about the intersection of these worlds and how they connect energetically and philosophically, while honoring their cultural differences. For fifteen years, she has taught and performed throughout the US, Japan, Italy, and Mexico, and she has choreographed for stage, commercials, rock shows, galleries, dance films and music videos. Her work is an amalgam of her diverse movement and life experiences presenting social commentary with dark humor and heavy beats.
“Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces brings hip hop to Costa Mesa” Jean Lenihan, The OC Register “At quick glance, the dance lineup for this year’s Off Center Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts might appear underwhelming. There’s the Barcelona, Spain-based performance group Agrupación Señor Serrano, which advertises “minimalist choreography” among its many attributes. And then, […]