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Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present

April 05, 2017

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Working with interviews from founding company members and archival performance footage, filmmaker and dance instructor at Lewis & Clark College, Eric Nordstrom explores how today’s dancers stand on the shoulders of decades of performers and choreographers who established Portland’s flourishing community. Beginning with the inception of the Portland Dance Theater and continuing through the Reed College Summer Dance Workshop, Art Quake, Conduit, Performance Works NW, and White Bird, among many, Nordstrom’s film celebrates the companies and individuals that have made Portland a world-class contemporary dance haven. 

Thursday, April 6, 7:00pmat Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum. Join us for a pre-film reception at 6:00 and post film Q&A with director Nordstrom and dancers featured in the film.


Tribune article: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/11-features/352754-232019-moving-history-looks-at-dance-in-portland
NW Film Center: https://nwfilm.org/films/moving-history-portland-contemporary-dance-past-and-present/