Alternative Motion Project

A nonprofit organization

$100 raised by 1 donor

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$5,000 Goal


We need you your help to raise $5,000 by April 30th for our 2023-24 Season

Why support AMP this year? 
Your generosity is incredibly needed and will directly go to the 

local economy via our artists + administrators!
The majority of these crucial funds compensate our talented personnel.

We are a small but mighty local community organization actively supporting local artists in practical and impactful ways. Post-pandemic/lockdown, we have been actively working to successfully expand our programming offerings! Last year, we supported our communities by increasing the number of local choreographer commissions, the performance opportunities for professional dancers and audiences, and the number/styles of master classes/workshops offered.

We are so excited to share our 2023-24 season with you in this crucial time. AMP unfortunately does not have grant funds to support this year's programs so we desperately need your donations at this time. All money raised helps us fund our 2023-24 Activities:

AMP’s Debut Performance @ The Cowles Center for Dance (November 4th + 5th, 2023) - AMP will be performing in The Goodale Theater for the first time as part of the 2nd Annual Fall Forward Festival. More info.

12th Season Performance @ The Southern Theater (March 2024) - We will continue to serve our artists and audiences with the eclectic and engaging performances featuring a variety of artists. 

*NEW PROGRAM* Performance Mentorship with Winona State Dance Students: Our 12th Season Performance will include a performance from and mentorship with a group of Young Aspiring Artists who are Dance Minors from Winona State University. Students will perform an original work by AMP Director, Joanna Lees, alongside AMP Company Members. Through this experience, these students will learn and develop their dance practices and skills through in an uplifting, empowering, and supportive professional setting. This kind of mentorship is a rare offering and will be invaluable to their educational development.

Community Education + Engagement Events - Alongside our performances, we will provide supplemental events and materials to help our community deepen their understanding and appreciation for the dance art form.

Public Classes + Workshops - AMP will continue to offer classes and workshops that support Twin Cities adult students in their artistic and creative development. Includes semi-regular classes, the Winter Workshop, and our Summer Workshop + Auditions.

Engaging Local Artists Through Commissions - One of the ways AMP is unique is how we continue to feature artistic collaboration within and outside of dance with local artists and choreographers. 

We continue to build upon our long term goals:

  • To lead in our values in accessibility, particularly financial and physical accessibility. 
  • To maintain and increase AMP’s presence in the dance community and the Twin Cities.
  • To make AMP more equitable, internally within the organization and externally within our activities and focus. 
  • To remain flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing nature of our world and resources. 


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) empowers and connects communities through highly physical, evocative, and collaborative contemporary dance experiences.

Photos: Bill Cameron.

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Organization name

Alternative Motion Project

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Arts & Culture


5740 36th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417-0000