A professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, & meaningful dance work in the Twin Cities. Move BIG.

The first $2,500 raised will be MATCHED by a wonderfully generous donor. $100 Donation = $200 Impact!

Support AMP's 2016-17 season:
  • Adding a second full production (ViewPoint @ The Southern Theater) giving our artists more opportunities to create and perform
  • Continuing our annual season performance (6th Season @ The Lab Theater)
  • Working with FOUR Guest Artists - Jennifer Glaws (6th Season), Nic Lincoln (ViewPoint), Blake Nellis (ViewPoint) + Darrius Strong (ViewPoint)
  • Collaborating with live musician - Dameun Strange (6th Season)
  • Continue residency work with Como Park Elementary School (St. Paul, MN) and inviting students to a free interactive AMP performance at The Lab Theater

 AND celebrate our accomplishments from the 2015-16 year:

  • Working with 500+ students at Como Park Elementary School in St. Paul, exploring imagery & expression through movement & dance technique.
  • Hosting 200 Como Park Elementary School students at The Lab Theater for an Educational Outreach Performance by the AMP Company.
  • Creating a community of over 30 professional dancers, artists and musicians, both local and out-of-state.
  • Touring to the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL) to teach a master class & perform with string quartet, 4spiel  Soprano, Lindsay Kesselman.
  • Producing its 5th Season Performance, The Fifth, at The Lab Theater, featuring 6 World Premieres & live original music by Richard Haglund.
  • Increased our annual revenue by 35%, which was passed on directly to our staff, artists and performers.


Move BIG is more than a tagline- it is AMP's philosophy. Move BIG means more than the large and virtuosic movement that Howe and Lees have been known for. Move BIG is advancing the art form of dance in any way we can. Whether it is through our choreography and performances, collaborations with other artists, engaging audience members, or education and exposure to those in need, we can come together as a community and acknowledge a purpose greater than ourselves.


Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional dance company passionately striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work throughout the Twin Cities area. Driven by the creative process, AMP gives an alternative dance performance experience to both audience and performer alike by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. AMP increases communications between performer and audience member through an array of materials and discussions. AMP is committed to bridging the gap between the pre-professional and accomplished professional dancer by giving quality performance opportunities where each artist can further develop their skills. AMP also encourages its company members to continually grow in their levels of training through quality dance performance of the choreography by its founders, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, as well as collaborations by other up-and-coming artists. Committed to increasing dance exposure and education for people of all artistic backgrounds. AMP provides workshops, residencies, and performances based on the community's specific needs.

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