Opposing Forces breaks through hip-hop gender gap

March 06, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle READ

Choreographers Pushing the Boundaries of Dance

July 07, 2016

The Post and Courier
Eliza Ingle
May 25, 2016

Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces features five male dancers exploring questions of femininity

July 07, 2016

Charleston City Paper
Connelly Hardaway
June 8, 2016

We got an early look at Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces

July 07, 2016

The Charleston City Paper
Sam Spence
June 8, 2016

Opposing Forces Slated for Two Big Island Performances

February 10, 2016

Big Island Now
February 9, 2016

Amy O’Neal – Opposing Forces Dance Performance Review

October 28, 2015

Redefine Magazine
Vivian Hua
October, 26, 2015


B-Boys Deconstruct Gender in Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces

September 22, 2015

Megan Burbank
The Portland Mercury
September 18, 2015


“as they marked the floor pristine with sweat, what I was seeing seemed less and less like a performance, and more like an intimate confession, something closer to the truth about what it’s like to feel pressured to be a man, when that word is defined narrowly”

Breaking Point: Amy O’Neal pushes gender boundaries at TBA

September 16, 2015

Willamette Week
Kaitie Todd

Preview for Opposing Forces at PICA’s TBA Festival.


Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces Documentary at San Souci Festival

August 19, 2015

The Opposing Forces Documentary will screen at the San Souci Festival in Boulder, Colorado, September 25.

San Souci at Atlas

Friday, September 25 | 7:00 PM
Atlas Center for the Arts, Media and Performance
University of Colorado
1125 18th St., Boulder, CO 80309

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Opposing Forces at PICA TBA: 15

August 13, 2015

SEPTEMBER 17 – 19 | 8:30 PM
The Works at The Redd
831 SE Salmon St | Portland, OR

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual Time-Based Art Festival draws artists from across the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary performance and visual art. Opposing Forces is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Identity & The Body, which reflects a range of artists from diverse disciplines who work across dance/choreography and interdisciplinary performance to engage the embodied politics and poetics of race, ethnicity, gender, and their intersections.

TBA Conversation: Amy O’Neal and Collaborators with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
SEPTEMBER 17 | 12:30PM

Portland Institute of
Contemporary Art
415 SW 10th Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR

In conversation with renowned artist, curator, and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco), Amy O’Neal and dancers discuss Opposing Forces through the lenses of gender, race, hip hop and aesthetic experiments with Breaking. Bring lunch and join Amy and crew on PICA’s rooftop for cold drinks, fresh air and great company!

History and Basics of Breaking Workshop with Fever One
Studio 2 810 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR

Born from Bronx street gang culture in the 1970’s, Breaking became a worldwide dance style by the ’80’s. Fever One of NYC’s legendary Rocksteady Crew has lectured on Hip Hop culture and taught Breaking around the world, including top universities. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to explore hip hop history as well as Breaking basics.