About Our Artists
ABOUT FOOT IN MOUTH:
Collaborative choreographers Alice de Muizon and Amelia Reeber joined forces with vocalists/composers Ivory Smith and Eryn Young in 2002 to form Foot in Mouth. With a process heavily steeped in collaboration and improvisation, Foot in Mouth strives to challenge the restrictions of the traditional composer/choreographer relationship by having all four company members create the content, structure, and aesthetic of the work.
Foot in Mouth has appeared at; On the Side (2002); On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival (2003); Bumbershoot (Sept. 2003); and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival (Sept. 2003). In October 2003, Foot in Mouth was commissioned by Richard Hugo House to create a piece for their Annual Inquiry Festival.
locust, is a Seattle-based dance/music/video performance company and the brain-child of musician/composer Zeke Keeble and dancer/choreographer Amy O’Neal. Since 2000, locust has collectively created over a dozen commissions, improvisational performances, site-specific, and self-produced works, both short and evening-length. locust invites performers on a project to project basis and has worked with some of the most distinctive and talented performers in Seattle, including powerhouse dancer Ellie Sandstrom, Seattle dance super star Wade Madsen, music celebrity Reggie Watts, and international soloist, Mark Haim. locust has been described as the avante guard garage band of the Seattle dance scene and has been recognized for their distinct use of video by the Northwest Film Forum, Seattle Art Museum, and Western Bridge. locust has been supported by Artist Trust, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4 Culture, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project, and generous private donors. convenience is the 3rd evening-length work and marks the 5 year anniversary of locust.