FREE and open to the public!
10 am - 1 pm
Presented on 5 tiny stages placed in and around The Round in downtown Beaverton.
BEAVERTON TEN TINY DANCES® presents the work of exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers on a 4’ x 4’ stage in non-conventional sites. This event engages, surprises, delights, and perhaps challenges the community around art in public spaces, and highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of Beaverton.
An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audienceÂ…all on a 4 by 4 foot stage.
What is the TTD form? Ten Tiny Dances is dance/theater performance in confined space, which 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 sq. ft. 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. Produced in restaurants/bars as well as theaters and larger venues, this tension is matched with a sense of intimacy offering an experience shared by dancers and audience alike.