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The Future of O Oct 23, 2014

Wow! I accompanied Wade to a dress rehersal for Amy O’s “Opposing Forces” and I’m so glad I did, though I'm rather envious of the lucky folks who will get to see the actual performances this week-end, as I expect they will be nothing short of miraculous. This is just crazy good shit. Elegant restraint is not what I’d expected but damn! If Amy and her amazing dancers haven’t performed some sort of miraculous translation with this incredible bridge project.

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Choreographer Amy O'Neal & Brysen Angeles at Marcie Sillman's "And Another Thing" Oct 16, 2014

"Amy O’Neal’s newest dance explores gender and race from a different angle. Opposing Forces is a work for five acclaimed Seattle area b-boys: Fever One, Alfredo "Free" Vergara Jr., Brysen "JustBe” Angeles, Mozeslateef, and Michael O’Neal Jr. It's the first dance she's created for an all-male cast.

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People of Opposing Forces: Meet the Crew Oct 15, 2014

Meet the experts: MozesLateef, Michael O'Neal Jr., Alfredo "Free" Vergara, Fever One, & Brysen "Just Be" Angeles

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People of Opposing Forces: WD4D Oct 14, 2014

Musician Waylan Dungan (aka WD4D) created the music for Opposing Forces. He is a musician, DJ, composer, and producer and a well-known fixture at Lo-Fi's Tuesday DJ Stop Biting nights. Listen to some of his sounds here.

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People of Opposing Forces: Chapter1NE Oct 14, 2014

Dancer Michael O'Neal Jr. performs and competes with Chapter1NE/The Beat Hippies Crew. Check out Chapter 1NE's work at the 2012 World of Dance Seattle competition here and watch some of O'Neal's own crossover choreography here.

 

 

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People of Opposing Forces: Circle of Fire Crew Oct 14, 2014

Dancers Alfredo "Free" Vergara Jr and Mozeslateef are both part of Circle of Fire crew (Seattle, Bay Area, Hawaii, Seoul). Get to know their distinct style here.

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Thoughts After Watching The Man Who Can Forget Anything Oct 13, 2014

Memory is a tricky thing. Do memories stay the same over time? Absolutely not; memories sink, accumulate, evolve, ferment, sometimes even have surprising changes that are not resulted from events from the reality, but from our thinking, emotions, and changes in beliefs and perspectives. There is no need to say – to make a performance based on the them of memory would only be a trickier thing to do.

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