Cardinal Sins at Cenerstage Theatre

It’s the biggest, brightest and boldest production by Centerstage!”

”As a reviewer, I kept looking for weak spots and I couldn’t find any…I would put it up with anything I’ve seen at Fifth Avenue Theatre or in many theatres in New York City for that matter. It’s stunning, evocative and incredibly well done, with a cast of great actors…this is a must-see production.
— Neil Scott, iheart radio

Cardinal Sins: A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love.

Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017.

Book by Alan Bryce
Lyrics by Chana Wise
Music by John Forster, Ron Barnett, Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Greg Smith and Anonymous
Original medieval lyrics by Stephen Langton

John Henry Davis - Director
Taylor Davis - Assistant Director
Alan Bryce - Playwright
Greg Smith - Music Director
Amy Johnson - Choreographer
Fight Choreographer - Joshua Williamson
Maren Comendant - Stage Manager
Janessa Jayne Stick - Costume Design
Christina Barrigan - Light Design
Amy Silveria - Sound Design/TD
Craig Wollam - Set Design
Chana Wise - Lyricist

City Art reviews Savage Summer "Deranged Desert Spirits"

Those exhausted from the banality of the everyday found catharsis at the Slate Theater last weekend, losing themselves in the unhinged theatrical dance work Savage Summer. The truly convention-weary may have even found some commonalities with the main characters, who operate entirely outside the realm of “normal.”
— KAITLIN MCCARTHY with City Arts Magazine

Savage Summer @ The Slate Theater, Seattle WA

Amy J Lambert & Markeith Wiley invite you down the rabbit hole this February to experience part two of their A Savage Journey triptych: SAVAGE SUMMER.

The three performers who inhabit this world fight to embrace the chaos of their reality, try to make sense of what they cannot control, and grapple with the corruption of the American Dream. Taking inspiration from the vivid imagery and esoteric narrative style of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" the performance presents dance-theater odyssey vignettes.

February 16, 17, 18, 19 2017
Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S)
Tickets also available at the door (only at the general rate).

Get your tickets today: www.SavageSummer.Brownpapertickets.com

House and Bar open 30 minutes prior to show. 
Thursday Feb 16, 8pm
Friday Feb 17, 8pm
Saturday Feb 18, 7:30 & 10pm
Sunday Feb 19, 5pm

"Johnson (Lambert) and Wiley's use of non sequiturs was at once delightful and thought provoking. Instead of a neat package of meaning, the duo delivered something to dive into. Hopefully, there will be a Part 2 of Savage Journey, because you'll want to get lost in the desert with this unpredictable pair." -Kaitlin McCarthy from SeattleDances

Bodas de sangre in Seattle Parks!

Amy Johnson’s choreography effectively holds the plot together for all, the embrace of the lovers and the battle of the rivals both delivered with a kind of visual poetry that is patient enough to telegraph the characters’ intent and the gravity of the moments that lead to the tragic titular conclusion.
— SeattleWeekly

This summer Amy worked with 1 Off Productions to set a bilingual multidisciplinary production of Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding).

Book by Federico García Lorca
Translated by Caridad Svich
Directed by Tina Polzin
With live music and dance. Performed for Free throughout August in Seattle Parks!

Read the full Seattle Weekly review HERE!

 

AJnC Dance performing in August at OUT OF SIGHT!

Come by King Street Station in August to catch AJnC Dance-Theater at OUT OF SIGHT!
Out of Sight returns to the third floor of King Street Station August 4th - 28th. Join us for this annual survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, tandem with and adjacent to the Seattle Art Fair.

Amy Johnson will be presenting Voyager, Part 3 at the front entrance of King Street Station and throughout the gallery space.

Performance times:
Thursday, August 4th, Opening Night
Beginning at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm
Friday, August 5th, Happy Hour
Beginning at 5pm
Sunday, August 14th
Beginning at 2:30pm

Performers: 
Lorraine Lau, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Sean Tomerlin

The first half of the work is featured outside and can be enjoyed without a ticket (FREE!). To see the entire Out of Sight gallery and inside performances purchase your tickets HERE! http://www.outofsight.space/

Thank you Boost Dance Festival 2016!

A Savage Journey,

Part 1: Strange Medicine in the Desert

@Boost Dance Festival

The other theatrical work, Amy Johnson and Markeith Wiley’s A Savage Journey, Part 1: Strange Medicine in the Desert, was certainly the most comedic and absurdist of the bunch. Playing two nerdy characters in Hawaiian shirts, the lost pair started off wearing headlamps and singing a song about Debbie Reynolds and ended in an air guitar-off with an inexplicable man who inexplicably wore a bat costume. Johnson and Wiley’s use of non sequiturs was at once delightful and thought provoking. Instead of a neat package of meaning, the duo delivered something to dive into. Hopefully, there will be a Part 2 of Savage Journey, because you’ll want to get lost in the desert with this unpredictable pair.
— Seattle Dances

Read the full SeattleDances article HERE!

Photo by JazzyPhoto, courtesy of Boost Dance Festival

Photo by JazzyPhoto, courtesy of Boost Dance Festival

And yes, SeattleDances, there WILL be a Part 2. Keep your eyes peeled for A SAVAGE SUMMER (in December, 2016).

A Savage Journey goes to BOOST Dance Festival!

Amy Johnson and Markeith Wiley will present the first piece in their new collaboration, A Savage Journey, at Boost Dance Festival in Seattle.

Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Join them as they move you through the crazed minds and bodies of protagonists Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo in:

A Savage Journey
to the Heart of the American Dream, 
Part 1: Strange Medicine in the Desert

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 @ Broadway Performance Hall. 8pm.
GET TICKETS HERE!


Directors/choreographers/performers: Amy Johnson & Markeith Wiley
(with special guest performance by Andy Buffelen)
Sound Designer: Salo
Sculptor: Charlie Spitzack
Costume: Meleta Buckstaff

Amy J @ Seattle Acadmey High School!

Amy J spent this fall and winter setting the Mad Hatter moment of the Alice in Wonderland themed Spring concert at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Dance Department and students were a joy to work with! Check out some photos from JazzyPhoto for the work!

Voyager- preview

AJnC Dance's newest project Voyager will be releasing two parts online! Check out the PREVIEW of the upcoming video release below!

We DID IT!

AJnC Dance just completed a successful 60 day online fundraising campaign. Amy J and the company want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all 83 of our incredible funders. Thank you to your generously and support of our newest and largest project yet! Believe Me Or Not performs in February and March, 2015. Check out more information under the AJnC page. 

Men In Dance, 10th Anniversary

Choreographer Amy Johnson premiered "Trouble" on stage with dancers Kince de Vera and Drew Lewis at Against the Grain's Men in Dance Festival at the end of September, 2014.

Amy Johnson crafted Trouble, a duet for dancers Kince de Vera and Drew Lewis with driving music from FOXHUNT. With sharp, focused movements, the dancers created a tense relationship. The charged atmosphere felt like a rubber band pulled back, ready to snap—although it never did. The clean execution of the choreography was a testament to the performers, but also to Johnson; she has a knack for making her dancers truly move together.
— SeattleDances