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June 8, 2016
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Big Island Now
February 9, 2016
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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”
Preview for Opposing Forces at PICA’s TBA Festival.
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
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
415 SW 10th Ave Suite 300
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
SEPTEMBER 20 | 10AM
Studio 2 810 SE Belmont St
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.