Ambo Dance Theatre
Artistic Director: Amberly M simpson
About Our Company
Ambo Dance Theatre is a local modern and post-modern dance company under the direction of Amberly M. Simpson, formally established in April of 2019.
Their work is often interdisciplinary in nature, combining elements from theatre, film, photography, and visual arts to create works that touch on social issues and the human condition.
Using a collaborative model for creation, Ambo Dance Theatre not only presents the unique voice of the choreographer, but also the direct input and movement vocabulary of the dancers themselves to create innovative, integrative, and authentic original modern dance works.
What's an Ambo?!
The name Ambo comes from a childhood nickname that was given to Ambo Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Amberly M. Simpson when she was a young child, drawing a comparison to the Sylvester Stallone movie, Rambo.
Over the years, the nickname stuck and was adopted by others. It is a nickname used only by those that know her intimately, and, as such, the name itself represents entering in a space of intimacy, vulnerability and intense honesty, as well as an unyielding spirit tenaciously devoted to a cause…just with a little less violence and recklessness than the actual Rambo.
Interview with Ambo Dance Theatre’s Amberly Simpson
There Will Always Be Strings
For their 2019 inaugural season, Ambo Dance Theatre is pleased to present the premiere performance of “There Will Always Be Strings”.
This is an evening-length dance production inspired by psychological research on relational attachment.
Using contemporary/modern movement, nontraditional lighting, projection, original music, and helium balloons, this unique production will bring you a raw, intimate, and vulnerable examination of how we live our lives…
* how we develop attachment
* how our attachment style manifests in our adult lives
* how we confront insecure and unhealthy attachment in our lives.
WHO: Ambo Dance Theatre
WHAT: “There Will Always Be Strings.” – an evening-length modern dance performance inspired by attachment theory
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Sunday, September 15 at 4pm (doors open at 3:30pm)
WHERE: Highland Community Campus
1228 E. Breckenridge St.
Louisville, KY 40204
***enter through the parking lot side of the building off of Barrett Avenue***
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