All the right moves
The city of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission on Saturday treated the community to Ten Tiny Dances. The free, public event featured an array of dancers who represented modern, contemporary and traditional, ethnic dance forms.
This years performances included Northwest break dance, Korean fan dance, four styles of Native American dance, traditional Ghanaian dance and innovative contemporary dance, among other styles.
Attendees were encouraged to pick up a program, map and instructions at the Beaverton Farmers Market. Performances then began simultaneously on each of the five stages set up in the heart of the city and repeated every half hour.
Now in its fifth year, Ten Tiny Dances is designed to animate public spaces and raise the visibility of Beavertons ethnic diversity while guiding the audience to experience undiscovered spaces in Beavertons downtown core. Choreographer and dancer Mike Barber came up with the concept of Ten Tiny Dances in 2001. The idea was to present dance performances on a 4-foot by 4-foot stage, challenging the choreographers and dancers to use the limited space to fuel their creativity.
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