BEAVERTON, Ore. – We’re celebrating 10 years of Ten Tiny Dances on Saturday, Jul. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This free, public event features a wide-variety of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms.
This year, Ten Tiny Dances presents the work of 10 exemplary choreographers on five 4’ x 4’ stages in non-conventional sites. This event engages, surprises, delights and perhaps challenges the community around art in public spaces. New this year, each of the five stages will be placed near The Round located at 12725 SW Millikan Way.
10 a.m. | Performances begin at The Round
Performances begin simultaneously on each of the five stages at 10:30 a.m. and will repeat every half hour. Visit all five stages and you will experience a total of Ten Tiny Dances.
Performers include Alexis Reale, Music In A Day, Michelle Fujii/Unit Souzou & Subashini Ganesan/Natya Leela, StuRu, Jessica Zoller, Linda Austin & Stephanie Lavon Trotter, Crystal Jiko Sasaki, Melanie Sanderson, Ballet Folklorico Academy/Gabriela Guerra, and Micah Chermak & Yelli Shustack.
For more event information, including performer descriptions and specific stage locations, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD.
1 p.m. | Talk-Back at the BG Food Cartel
After the fifth round of dances completes, the public is invited to an artist talk-back at the BG Food Cartel stage to chat with Ten Tiny Dances founder Mike Barber and event choreographers/dancers, as well as learn more about the creative process behind the event.
About Ten Tiny Dances ®
Choreographer and dancer Mike Barber came up with an interesting concept in 2002. Ten Tiny Dances presents 10 dance performances on a 4’ x 4’ stage, challenging the choreographers and dancers to use the limited space to fuel their creativity. Barber has presented Ten Tiny Dances in a wide range of settings, from warehouse spaces to trendy restaurants, and even on multiple stages, encouraging the audience to experience dance that has been created for a specific location.
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