Opposing Forces Documentary Part 1

February 26, 2015

Tiny Rage & Seago Entertainment Present:

Opposing Forces Documentary

Part 1: A behind the scenes look at the creation of an original dance performance featuring 5 Male B-Boys led by 1 Female Choreographer/Director following them from their first rehearsal to the performance premiere.

Part 2: (In Development) Kyle Seago will follow the Opposing Forces crew throughout the 2016 – 17 tour documenting the continued evolution of the work. By focusing on community conversations and audience impressions we will capture a national dialogue about gender roles and cultural ownership.

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Produced By: Amy O’Neal & Stefanie Karlin

Shot & Edited By: Kyle Seago

Concept Choreography + Direction for Opposing Forces: Amy O’NealOF_1142 by Bruce Clayton Tom

Movement Collaborators, Performers & Fellow Schemers: Alfredo “Free” Vergara, Brysen “Just Be” Angeles, Michael O’Neal Jr., Moses Lateef Saleem, Fever One

Original Music: Waylon Dungan aka DJ WD4D

Stage Art: Ben Zamora

Lighting Design: Amiya Brown

Styling By: Wazhma Samizay & Daniel Helman of Bobojan

Management: Stefanie Karlin & SQUID MGMT

Additional Music:
“Tattoo (KID SMPL REMIX)” Jusmoni, courtesy Care Package Music
“Fjords” Treasureseason
“Land on the Golden Gate” Chris Zabriskie
“Window” Hood Virtual, courtesy Interscape Records LTD.

Rehearsal Footage shot at On the Boards, Seattle and Velocity Dance Center Seattle.

Battle Footage from: Revival of the Illest 2014, Seattle, WA


OF_1334 by Bruce Clayton Tom

Opposing Forces was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

In addition, Opposing Forces was made possible by support from On the Boards through their Dance Production Program, National Performance Network commissioning funds, James W. Ray Venture Project Award through Artist Trust, 4Culture, with generous support from Case Van Rij.