Watch RDC cofounder, Amanda Oie (second from right), perform with leading experimental dance company, Maureen Whiting April 26 -28 at Velocity Dance Center. Whiting's piece is part of The SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance.
By Gabrielle Nomura ///
As you know, Relay Dance Collective is particularly unique because of the dancers' varied and eclectic experiences.
From performing burlesque, to singing in a funk and blues group, to doing technical theater and lighting, to teaching dance classes to people with disabilities -- RDC dancers bring a wealth of unique performing arts experience to this project-based collective.
RDC dancer, Amanda Oie, has much to show for her young but impressive dance resume. If you attended our recent fundraiser at Lisa Harris Gallery, you may have seem Amanda's work. She choreographed two pieces, and performed in one of them. She was the lovely lady with a teddy bear, dancing to reggae music! Jasmine Morgan performed in Amanda's other work.
This weekend, April 26-28, you can watch Amanda perform in a piece called "About That Tree" by Maureen Whiting in The SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance at Velocity Dance Center.
"About That Tree" (world premiere) centers around a cast of 14 and a fallen 20-foot Sequoia obstructing the stage space. Amanda is not only performing in Maureen's work, she was also recently appointed as the Assistant Managing Director of Maureen's internationally-acclaimed company.
Amanda is a unique mix of classical training, modern-dance innovation and a whole lot of personality on stage. Wither it's her movement choices as a dance-maker, or her expressiveness as a performer, Amanda knows how to tell stories with dance.
With the praise and attention she's received so far for her choreography (which has been presented at 12 Minutes Max), she's definitely a rising star to watch in the Seattle dance community. (We are thrilled that three of her pieces will be featured in our RDC premiere show this summer!) Merde, Amanda!