Amii LeGendre

Amii LeGendre founded LeGendre Performance Group, with whom she made contemporary dance work in Seattle WA for 15 years, located in a detailed study of contact improvisation and collaborations with musicians, composers, and designers. Amii has taught contact and modern technique, improvisation and choreography , performed, and/or set work all over the country and in Canada, Hong Kong, Ecuador, and Peru. In Seattle, LeGendre taught at Cornish College of the Arts from 98-05 and at Velocity Dance Center since its inception in 94. She moved to the Hudson Valley in 2005 to raise her now five year old daughter and to make dance and community there. On the East Coast, she's taught and made work at Weslyan University (Fall 06), at Connecticut College (Fall 07), teaches modern and contact at Bard College, teaches contact improvisation in residencies all over the East Coast, and choreographs and performs site specific dance and improvisation work with colleagues. She teaches Dance Improvisation with men's prisons in NY through Rehabilitation through the Arts (RTA) and modern technique through Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). She is interested in contemplative dance practices, and Applied Improvisation--work that looks at movement improvisation as a method to study community development, group dynamics, and personal observation. She is presently working on a series of site-based custom-made solos for one performer and one spectator, called Evidence. She is currently pursuing her MFA at UWM.