AMPLIFIED – Summer Workshop for Pre/Professionals - August 9 to August 12

Get back into our bodies and the studio with AMPLIFIED: AMP’s four-day summer workshop! Let’s move BIG, sweat, and explore mobility, length, momentum, and 3-D expansion, while amplifying our physical possibilities in a curious, uplifting, and enlivening environment. Led by AMP and special Guest Artists, Taja Will and Darrius Strong. For pre/professional movers. Come as you are!

COVID-19 Info
Masks are required if participant is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19; optional for those fully vaccinated (subject to change).

All current CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be adhered to. Precautions, policies, and requirements for participation in AMPLIFIED regarding COVID-19 are subject to change at any time and will be communicated via email/website/social media.

Please keep the following practices:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Stay 6 feet away from other people.
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested as soon as possible.

August 9-12, 9:30am-12:30pm
Pre-registration and drop-in options, subject to availability.
In person at Studio 5B, Cowles Center. Synchronous virtual/online options available.


9:30-11:00am: Contemporary Movement Practice
Led by AMP’s Co-Director, Joanna Lees

11:00am-12:30pm: Improvisation is…Possible, Impossible, Remarkable
Led by Taja Will – August 9 and 12

11:00am-12:30pm: Movement Practice
Led by Darrius Strong – August 10 and 11

In-Person Registration and Rates:
Full Workshop: 9:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Thursday: $100
Half Workshop: 9:30-11:00am OR 11:00am-12:30pm, Monday-Thursday: $50
In-Person Drop-in Rates: $15/practice or $28/day

Online options, information, and rates can be found here. Rates range $12-$80.

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Questions? Email

Location Info

Studio 5B
The Cowles Center, Fifth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55430


Contact Info

Joanna Lees