The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade

2012

“The Most Innovative is an embodied live thing and an intellectual map. It’s vulnerable and a manifesto. It’s cocky, feminist, and questioning. O’Neal’s hit a stage when she’s strong enough to be personal and topical and aesthetic and even entertaining, all at the same time. Now go already.”

Jen Graves, The Stranger


The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade is an evening length solo structured like a non-verbal lecture demonstration or physical essay.  The performance deals with hype, the nature of creativity, racial and sexual stereotypes and asks the question “Are we damned for selling ourselves in a culture where we are expected to?”  Amy O deconstructs some of her past and current influences and uses “the ass” as a study in cultural identity.

Evening length premiere: October 12-14 and 19-21 2012 at Velocity Dance Center – Seattle WA

 


Read Amy O’s essay, “Occupy Your Ass”

Work in Progress performances:

  • October 28-29th 2011 at Velocity Dance Center -Seattle WA
  • February 17-19 2012  Memphis, TN
  • March 31st  2012   Portland, OR
  • September 6th 2012 Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA

Artist talk on the process of the work: December 10th 2011 The Project Room – Seattle WA

“The Most Innovative, Daring and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade was commissioned by Velocity Dance Center’s Made in Seattle program and made possible through Velocity’s Artist in Residence program and a residency at On the Boards. Velocity’s presentation of “The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance / Performance You Will See this Decade”  is made possible by The Boeing Company, Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation.”

Amy O successfully raised funds for this work on USA Projects.

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