Excerpts from BGirl projects and performances including "Street Dance Orixas" dance film, Genevieve Goings "My Baby" music video, "BBoy the Movie" feature film, Antics performing at Pop Up Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, Antics performing at the Ivy Substation in Culver City, and Antics performing at the Kimmel Center for the Philadelphia International Festival of Arts.
Amy “Catfox” Campion is a dance artist and the founder and artistic director of Antics. Her vision is to unify diverse audiences through the transformational experience of hip-hop dance theater performances. Campion’s work crosses artistic and cultural boundaries: transplanting hip-hop dance from street to stage, mashing-up street dance vocabularies, and telling stories through a multimedia intersection of dance, theater, film, poetry, graffiti art, and music. Through a collaborative creative process, Campion crafts street dance movements into moving visual metaphors that showcase the virtuosity and expressive capacity of hip-hop art forms.
Campion’s started bgirling (breakdancing) and practicing Capoeira in Seattle, WA in 1999. She’s a part of Barnyard Cannibals, a breaking & graffiti crew, and Capoeira Batuque. In 2006, Campion earned an MFA in Choreography from UCLA. In 2007, Campion produced, directed and co-choreographed Breaking the Cypher, the first hip-hop dance performance at the Ford Theaters in Hollywood. Campion has performed with Rennie Harris PureMovement, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons’ Lux Aeterna Dance Company, and CONTRA-TIEMPO. Campion’s work extends to the commercial entertainment realm where she has choreographed for and appeared in music videos, films, corporate events, and television shows.
Campion has taught at Loyola Marymount University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, El Camino College, the Boys and Girls Club, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, and many others. Campion's work has been presented internationally in Brazil, and nationally at the Philadelphia International Festival of Arts, the San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest, the B-Girl Be Festival at Inner City Arts in Minneapolis, the Esalen International Arts Festival in Big Sur, CA, and many others. Her work has been featured extensively throughout Los Angeles at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, REDCAT, the Music Center, the Levitt Pavilion, the Skirball, the Madrid Theater, the Los Angeles Theater Center, UCLA, USC, and LMU, as well as on Ovation TV, Strife TV, BuzzFeed, PBS, KCET, and LA36.
“Campion is an effective and thoughtful storyteller.”
-Steven Woodruff, DancePlug.com