Good Foot Teaser Reel
Clips of Good Foot Dance Company, live and in the studio. Bookings and other inquiries: www.goodfootdance.org. Performers in order of appearance: Emily Oleson, Matthew Olwell, Becky Hill, Graham DeZarn, Matthew Kupstas, Chuck Maddox (Chuck the Madd OX), Ralph Gordon, Jason Sypher, Greg Adams, Francesco Turrisi, and Rhiannon Giddens. All choreography by Matthew Olwell and Emily Oleson. Filmed at Temple University, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Institute of Musical Traditions (Tacoma Park, MD), The Augusta Heritage Center, and The North Carolina Folk Festival. This video represents both the performances of Good Foot company and the numerous collaborations that comprise a large part of our artistic work. The North Carolina Folk Festival footage is from 2018, when Matthew Olwell and CyberTrad (with Chuck Maddox aka "Chuck the Madd OX," Ralph Gordon, and Emily Oleson) collaborated with a group of artists curated for the festival by Rhiannon Giddens. Bookings and other inquiries: www.goodfootdance.org.
Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College
Olwell and Oleson: American Vernacular Dance Week Faculty Concert
Choreography by Leon Collins & Matthew Olwell. American Vernacular Dance Week at Augusta brings together a host of skilled dancers and instructors in a variety of genres, exploring percussive dance, contras and squares, hip-hop, and West African traditions. More on the programs and events at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. Video by Bill Dudley: www.billdudley.com
Baakari Wilder and Matthew Olwell: "Conversation"
This piece began as improvisation and choreography for The Meaning of Buckdance, a Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project performance at the Kennedy Center in 2013, featuring Urban Artistry, Baakari Wilder, and Good Foot Dance Company. Filmed at Davis & Elkins College during the Spring Dance Festival in 2014. Video by Andrew Carroll & Matthew Olwell. www.mattolwell.com