How it Feels will screen at the San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Lafayette,CO.
How it Feels is the second documentary about Amy O’Neal’s 8th evening length work, Opposing Forces, which explores fears of feminine qualities in our culture through the masculine form of Breaking with 5 Bboys from Seattle.
The first film, Opposing Forces Doc Part One, screened at the San Souci Festival in 2017.
The Hybrid Lab: Conversations in Merging Dance Cultures
Friday September 27, 2019 // 7:30p
Curated by Amy O’Neal
An evening of short works in development by artists who embody a practice of multiple dance cultures with hip hop and house dance at the center.
The dance world is becoming increasingly hybrid in terms of how dancers identify and how dance practices are shared cross culturally. In mainstream culture, hip hop dance is often seen as pure entertainment, but more experimental and hybrid approaches have been happening in both the underground and performance contexts for several years. This platform initiates a deeper understanding of the cultural values of hip hop and street dance practices in the contemporary performance context as a counter narrative to tokenization.
Featuring work from Aisha and Stephen, Tom Tsai, Alex and Jesse from SyntheSoul, and Amy O’Neal
Followed by post show discussion with the artists.
How it Feels is the second documentary following the evolution, tour, and closing of Amy O’Neal’s 8th acclaimed evening length show, Opposing Forces.
Screening will take place at 7:30 pm followed by a discussion with the cast and crew of Opposing Forces facilitated by Dani Tirrell.
After the discussion, there will be a karaoke dance party
CLUB SOMETHING is a recurring 360° dance-driven performance experience combining the forces of choreographers Amy O'Neal and Ani Taj. Half inspired by Taj's company The Dance Cartel and their signature immersive show ONTHEFLOOR, half inspired by O'Neal's signature hybrid experimental contemporary and street dance creations, and 100% inspired by club dance culture, CLUB SOMETHING is designed to get all parties moving. Featuring a cast of radically individual dancers, CLUB SOMETHING synergizes: vibrating dance floors. semi narrative dance episodes. precision choreography. virtuosic improvisation. Guest artist set by Wajatta (John Tejada x Reggie Watts). You cutting lose.
The Sweat Spot
Show 8 pm