// MADE IN SEATTLE: AMY O/TINYRAGE //

MADE IN SEATTLE:
AMY O / TINY RAGE
World Premiere THE MOST INNOVATIVE, DARING AND ORIGINAL PIECE OF DANCE / PERFORMANCE YOU WILL SEE THIS DECADE
OCT 12-14 + OCT 19-21 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $15 / $18 at the door / $12 student + senior

“A tour de feminine force.”
— Seattle Magazine

Amy O’Neal’s solo non-verbal lecture demonstration/dance experience deconstructs her past and recent influences (Hip Hop culture, classicism, Big Boi, Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Dub Step, and the economics of the body) and questions gender and racial stereotypes while using “the ass” as a cultural study of the complexity of identity.

The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade is the inaugural performance of Velocity’s Made in Seattle program.

VELOCITY OPEN FOR(U)M: RACE + REALNESS

VELOCITY OPEN FOR(U)M: Race + Realness
SEPT 24 – OCT 21 2012
Velocity Founders Theater (1621 12th Ave)
All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Velocity Open For(u)ms 
invite one and all into an open, freewheeling discourse on issues in contemporary art and society. Open For(u)ms focus multiple Velocity Speakeasy Events around specific Velocity performances. The Velocity Open For(u)m Race + Realness is a week of multidisciplinary art, book clubs, speakeasy panels and conversations taking place alongside Amy O’Neal’s The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance / Performance You Will See this Decade. Curated by Velocity Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer with Amy O’Neal.

MON SEPT 24
Open Rehearsal
Amy O’Neal invites the public to sit in on rehearsal a few weeks from the world premiere of her evening-length work.
Velocity Founders Theater / 5-6PM
FREE

SUN OCT 14
Performing Race: Speakeasy Roundtable
Join Amy O’Neal, Iyun Harrison (Seattle), Robin Sanders (Memphis/San Antonio), Jhon Stronks (Houston) and Susie J. Lee (Seattle) in a panel and community conversation framing the themes of Race in Dance and Racial Realness—the beginnings of a conversation long overdue in Seattle.
Velocity Founders Theater / 4:30–6PM
Pay What You Can

MON OCT 15
Book Club Happy Hour
TEXT Hip-Hop Realness and the White Performer  by Mickey Hess
Facilitated by Vanessa Dewolf + STANCE Editor Syniva Whitney
Back Room at Liberty Bar (517 15th Ave E) / 5PM
FREE

TUES OCT 16
BodyBook Club
TEXT Hip-Hop Realness and the White Performer  by Mickey Hess
Facilitated by Vanessa Dewolf
Velocity Steward Studio / 5-6PM
FREE

EXTENDED! SPECIAL EVENT
SAT OCT 27
Velocity Presents AmyO/tinyrage at Soft Power, Activated
Amy O’Neal presents an interactive field report from her recent experience performing her Velocity-commissioned solo The Most Innovative, Daring and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade and the dynamic conversations on the performance of race, gender and realness that it inspired.
Jacob Lawrence Gallery (University of Washington Art Building, Room 132, NE Stevens Way) / 7PM
FREE

FRI NOV 9
AmyO in Ten Tiny Dances at Elles SAM Remix
Amy O’Neal presents an excerpt of The Most Innovative. . . as part of Mike Barber’s Ten Tiny Dances at the Seattle Art Museum’s Elles.
TICKETS $25 / $20 students / $12 SAM members

// READ Amy O’Neal’s essay “Occupy Your Ass” in CityArts Magazine >>

// LEARN MORE about Amy O/tinyrage >>

Amy O’Neal is a performer, choreographer, and dance educator, sometimes making work under the name AmyO/tinyrage. From 2000-2010, she was the co-director of locust (music/dance/video). Over the past decade, she has taught and toured nationally and internationally and choreographed for theater, commercials, and music videos. Amy has been an artist in residence at Bates Dance Festival, Headlands Center for the Arts, the US/Japan Choreographer’s Exchange/DTW, and Velocity Dance Center.  She is an Artist Trust Fellow, Creative Capital/NPN/NDP/Mid Atlantic Arts Grantee, DanceWEB Scholar, and Stranger Genius Shortlister with a BFA from Cornish. 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.

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STANCEcast  
Amy O and Jhon Stronks Talk Race, Gender, and the Communion of the Ass

 

     

 

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 dance development 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.