Dance Preview: Slater and Anderson’s ‘Find It’ at Conduit

By JAMUNA CHIARINI

“Find It,” an evening of contemporary dance choreographed and produced by close friends Kristine Anderson and Rachel Slater, opens tonight at Conduit Dance in downtown Portland and then will repeat twice on Saturday.

“Find It” is an accumulation of dances choreographed by the pair separately and together over the last year. After meeting at the Blue Sky Festival produced by the Dance Coalition of Oregon where they were both performers and Artists Grant recipients, they went on to work together in Conduit’s Dance+ performance festival, Ten Tiny Dances, Tere Mathern’s GATHER and the N.E.W Festival at Studio 2.

Rachel Slater and Kristine Anderson's FIND IT opens at Conduit Friday night.

Rachel Slater and Kristine Anderson’s FIND IT opens at Conduit Friday night.

The program of 10 dances spans a range of human experience: joy, loss, panic, failure and love. With live musical accompaniment by Tim Ribner, the concert luxuriates in yards of luscious red crepe, sexy sequined dresses, complicated gauzy white netting and a chair that isn’t just a chair. Dancers Elizabeth Bressler, Erika Lachenmeier and Ruth Nelson help bring to life Slater and Anderson’s emotional and deft choreography.

This performance is the last opportunity to see Kristine Anderson and her choreography before she leaves Portland in August on a permanent move to Guatemala. She and Slater have plans to take “Find It” on the road to Guatemala and El Salvador. If you are interested in helping make this happen you can make donations at the show or contact them at their website.

When: 8 pm Friday, May 10, 5 and 8 pm Saturday, May 11
Where: Conduit Dance, 918 SW Yamhill St. #401, Portland
$10-$15 check or cash please
For reservations or further information please contact Kristine and Rachel: finditdance@gmail.com

Comments are closed.