A-WOL was created in 2003 as a “Collective.” The four co-founders’ intention was to form a group that could operate efficiently by using the different strengths and skills of all company members, both on and off stage.
Avoiding the cookie cutter feel, A-WOL consists of strong dancers each with a unique style or specialty, which gives the company’s repertory an ever-evolving texture. Off stage, each member has a specific responsibility, from costuming to rigging equipment to being an educator in the community.
Our fans tell us we liberate audiences from traditional ideas of what it means to dance. Mingling the worlds of dance and aerial, our dancers ignite a wonder and curiosity for what can happen when a human body takes flight. The physicality of their movement both on the floor and in the air, conveys striking fearlessness and unmistakable rigor. A-WOL dancers have been seen hanging from the trees in the middle of the forest to dangling from the ceilings of Portland’s trendiest night clubs. Hip yet sophisticated, A-WOL has a versatility of style.
Thank you for your interest in and support of A-WOL Dance Collective. See you at the show!
Jen Livengood Brandy Guthery Alicia Doerrie
Artistic Director Co-Artistic Director Co-Director of Education and Outreach