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Base Residency Open House: The Seattle Project with Amanda Morgan
August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please join us at Base on Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 AM for The Seattle Project with Amanda Morgan’s Open House. They will premiere a dance film and perform a new duet, both made by Amanda Morgan during the residency period. Come at 10:30 AM for a traditional Dominican and Puerto Rican breakfast station and stay for the showing beginning at 11 AM.
The Seattle Project is exploring traditional dance and spiritual practices of African and indigenous movement that originated from the West Africa slaves brought to the Caribbean Islands; this research will be combined with more recent dances such as merengue, bachata and salsa.
Space is limited– please reserve a free ticket in advance. Masks are encouraged, but not required at Base. Please note that Base is not air conditioned.
Amanda Morgan (she/her) is from Tacoma, Washington. She studied at Dance Theatre Northwest and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and she attended summer courses at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Boston Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. Amanda joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2017.
In addition to her dance career, Amanda is a newly established choreographer. She has choreographed for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Next Step Program, premiering her works “Pages” (2018) and “The Argument” (2019) at McCaw Hall. She also was selected to be a choreographer in the Seattle International Dance Festival in 2019. In 2019, Amanda won a residency at Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center, giving her the opportunity to create her own show at Northwest Film Forum. Later in 2019, she launched her project titled “The Seattle Project” which is a group of collaborative artists, led by Amanda, that creates new work and dance that breaks down accessibility barriers in the community. In February of 2020, she had her first show “The How of It Sped” premiere at Northwest Film Forum, and in July of 2020 she created and premiered her piece “Musings” for Seattle Dance Collective’s Continuum Program. In October of 2020, Morgan made her first piece for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Digital Season. Ms. Morgan was named “25 to Watch” in Dance Magazine for the 2020 year. She also has been featured on the National Endowment for the Arts podcast in February of 2021.
Photo provided by Jessamy Lennon
[Image Description: Amanda Morgan is sitting with legs folded on a white cube. She is wearing a flesh colored leotard with a white linen, arms are folding behind her head with her gaze to the floor.]