Event Link: www.springboardforthearts.org
Event Phone Number: 218-531-1654
Amanda Lewis is a movement artist who within the last couple of years has found screendance an interesting way to engage people in movement, sound, storytelling, and imagination. Although screendance is somewhat new to her, dance and movement are not. Amanda grew up in Fergus Falls, where kids bike to and from school, and the hills are killer! Amanda played many sports and danced at the Fergus Falls School of Dance.
From Fergus Falls, she left to continue her studies in dance at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, where she graduated with a BA in Dance. After graduation, Amanda continued her study of movement at The Ailey School in New York City.
Her first experience dancing in a screendance was last Spring with New York City based dance company Current Harbor. Their screendance Chase the Flying Hours, a collaboration with DanceBARN Collective, sparked Amanda’s creative interests and she began her studies in film and editing.
Within screendance, specifically, Amanda has found a world where she is able to indulge in her biggest passions: dance, storytelling, athletics, adventure/outdoors, and community. While she is passionate about movement, Amanda enjoys simple pleasures, such as: organization, imagination, daydreaming, asking questions, discovery, and problem solving. It is Amanda’s hope that people who experience her work become inspired to explore, be physical, and to wiggle!
“Dance is a medium which I believe people naturally relate to on their own personal levels. They unconsciously place themselves in the movement and let it take them away to another place. With screendance, I want to transport the audience to wonderful outdoor spaces and parks in their community, in hopes that it will inspire them to go and physically experience these parks themselves,” says Amanda Lewis.
Please bring a dish, a side or desert that you would like to share with everyone, maybe a family recipe! Springboard will have an appetizer, beverages, plates, cups and silverware, and Amanda will share what projects she will be working on while she is in residence. We can share food and talk about all the wonderful things about our community of Fergus Falls and ideas we want to share! This is a great time to network with other artists!
You do not have to bring food to attend.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Please share and invite family, friends and co-workers!