Amy O Working with DANCE This in August
DANCE This is a young artist training and performance program in cross cultural and contemporary dance. Each year DANCE This brings together more than 200 young artists (ages 13-22) from diverse communities and backgrounds for intensive dance training, collaboration and performances that share diverse cultures through the art of dance. Nationally renowned professional guest artists work with local youth and are significant to the program’s success and impact. Guest artists from past years include: Joey McKneely, choreographer for Broadway’s revivial of West Side Story; Mark Morris, legendary choreographer; Savion Glover, legendary tapper; Joffrey Ballet from Chicago; Abdel Salaam from Forces of Nature in New York; Jamel Gaines from Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn; Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Napoleon & Tabitha D’umo from Los Angeles; and Seattle-based choreographers Donald Byrd, Sonia Dawkins, and Pat Graney.
Amy O just finished up a week of work with DANCE This in Port Townsend (Aug 4-10), on the beautiful Centrum campus at Fort Worden.