Bottom (top to bottom--Left to Right):
Ben Estabrook and Mills Dance Department | Lauren Macadaeg | Carmen Veronica
Top (Left to Right):
Lauren Macadaeg | Carmen Veronica | Ben Estabrook and Mills Dance Department
OOMHP Dance Theater creates work at the crossroads of movement & narrative, employing performance as a societal-mirror: OOMPH seeks to craft new frames and focuses in which to view the human experience, to not only share a reflection, but to offer true reciprocity. Through interdisciplinary collaborations, educational programming, and performance, all based in accessibility, OOMPH endeavors to expose the intricacies of life and initiate connection.
Currently a project-based company, OOMPH Dance Theater is is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.
Donations can be made online by clicking here.
After OOMPH's "femme's refusal" was listed one of SF Chronicles best productions of 2019 & Forcum receiving an Outstanding Achievement in Solo Performance nomination by the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (Izzies), 2020 started with a trip to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals annual Conference in New York & the start of a Frank Shawl Residency at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA. Forcum was scheduled to collaborate with Kevin Seaman & Joe Landini on "Seminal" in Toxic Waste Face's Avant-Garde Queer Performance Festival at SOMArts in May 2020. Yet, in March COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place mandates cancelled the festival and postponed the residency.
In response to the economic disruption, Forcum began offering "Artist Office Hours" to local/national artists offering pro-bono fundraising advice via one-on-one & group zoom meetings. Forcum is continuing his work with ODC to help steam the great financial downfall, while also maintaining weekly check-ins with collaborators Seaman & Landini to affirm/support one-another.
Creatively, Forcum is staying active within their individual practice by focusing, not on creating/generating material, but on sustaining mental & physical health. Forcum's current investigation lays in the astrological & mythic symbolism of Chiron.
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