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To investigate what it means to be fully human by creating three dimensional visceral kinetic experiences.


To be an artistic goodwill ambassador creating sustainability within artistic and social communities through creative projects, education and philanthropic support.

Company History

Amaranth was established in 2006 as a vehicle for Scott Putman to explore and justify his philosophy that choreography is the art of shaping energy in space. With the inaugural performance of Experiment in White, Amaranth burst onto the dance scene premiering to a sold out audience, taking its first steps towards a promising journey to becoming a nationally and internationally recognized dance company.

Building off the success of its premier, the company has focused on building its repertoire and establishing its creative and social identity. During the past three years the company has managed to create over 22 works by its Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and its own dancers. Amaranths exceptional work has been presented locally at Westminster Canterbury, Dogwood Dell’s Festival for the Arts, the Firehouse Theatre, Art6 and Yes! Virginia, Dance!; regionally in ODU Choreographers Showcase, Dance Charlotte and The Sarus Festival; nationally at the Denver School for the Arts and internationally at Performatica in Puebla, Mexico and the acclaimed Arezzo Festival in Arezzo, Italy.

Amaranth has taken bold steps establishing itself as a vital and integral part of  a larger dance community engaging in unique collaborations and is looking forward to its continued growth and success as it forges ahead to fulfill its artistic mission and vision for years to come. With an energy and vitality unique to this company, Amaranth will continue its investigation in craft and design through engaging projects while challenging itself and its audiences while creating sustainability through the art of dance.


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