Beginning tonight with SpingSprung, a collection of performances based on the theme of spring, this weekend is a container for the full spectrum of dance offering—from beginning student performances to the focused lens of dance for film.
The thing I love most about Portland is how close together everything is, which makes seeing more performances possible. This past weekend I saw four shows; Hava, Traces, BodyVox’s Junior Artist Generator and Now Then: A Prologue. By the end of the weekend, I was exhausted but happy and satiated. I saw multiple generations represented, I saw courage, I saw risk, burgeoning ideas, experimentation, the juxtapositions of subtle small movement against big emotionally explosive movement, new venues with packed houses and enthusiastic, engaged audiences. And that wasn’t even all that was offered.
This weekend will be no different and it begins tonight: get going and have fun.