Why Music Matters: Modern Dancer Amy O’Neal – Is Music a Crutch?

photo by Gabriel Bienczycki

Amy O’Neal is a modern dancer, choreographer and co-founder of performance group, “locust“, with composer and musician, Zeke Keeble. Based in Seattle, the group has performed all over the United States.

Music and video play a big role in their shows, but Amy shares a story about a time when she had to perform without any music, and the embarrassment that ensued.

Listen to the story:

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Music used in this story: “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith.

More stories in the Why Music Matters story series.

Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, 2010 AIR Live Interactive Resident. Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Mastered by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.

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  1. luiz paulo
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    excellent performace house very well with dance music gets harder to solo work

  2. Jeanne Bonner
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Anna, you’re doing a great job! I’m listening to each and every one of the pieces, and I just love the slice of life you’re capturing here.

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