Founded in 2003, GO! Contemporary Dance Works is a non-profit dance company in Knoxville, Tennessee established by artistic Director, Lisa Hall McKee.
GO!'s mission is to elevate enthusiasm for the performing arts within the East Tennessee community by providing opportunities for youth to express artistry through dance.
GO! is known for it's daring, innovative, and adventurous choreography that merges and defies the boundaries of classical ballet, contemporary, and aerial dance. Delivering thought-provoking and intellectual performances to the Knoxville area, GO! challenges its audience with both subject matter and choreography. GO!'s elaborate and adventurous performances appeal to dancers and non-dancers alike. They uplift, intrigue, and continue to surpass the expectations of audiences.
GO! consists of 45 dancers ages 12 and up, including professionals. In addition to its talented core choreographers, GO! has commissioned choreographic works from regional and international choreographers such as Rebecca Evans, Marlayna Locklear, Daniel Chait, Wayles Haynes, Angela Hill, Joy Davis, Jacqueline Kinsman and Mark Lamb.
Active in the Knoxville community, GO! has performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as guest artists for the Clayton Holiday Concerts and Young Peoples Concerts. GO! has also made efforts to make visual arts accessible in Knoxville by bringing on-site performances to local organizations such as Knox County Elementary Schoolsa and the Ossilli Club. Go also makes appearances throughout the year at public community events such the Rossini Festival. GO! is proud to partner with other non-profit organizations such as the Volunteer Rotary Club, the Lighthouse, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, and the Emerald Youth Foundation.
LISA HALL MCKEE