CounterCurrent Festival 2015 Closing Celebration and Brunch: Ten Tiny Dances
Connecting local and visiting dance communities for an experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience — all on a 4 by 4-foot stage. Ten Tiny Dances challenges artists to invent ways of collapsing known and recognizable vocabulary as well as to invent new vocabulary that responds to the possibilities of 16 square feet. It interrupts the usual expectations for dance vocabulary, performance and viewing, and affects the way people move and are perceived in space.
As well as the delight that comes from innovation, the event also offers an experience of tension for the audience as they ponder and witness how each performer meets and deals with the challenge of the space.
Ten Tiny Dances was created in Portland, Oregon, in 2002 and continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others, with permission.
Limited tickets to performance. Reservations encouraged.