Ten Tiny Dances is looking for summer performers

by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mathias Galley performs a traditional Ghanaian piece called Kpanlongo during the 2013 Ten Tiny Dances in downtown Beaverton.The Beaverton Arts Commission is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and performers to create and perform a dance as part of Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances 2014. The event will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each selected dancer/dance group will receive an artist stipend of $1,000.

Presented in partnership with the Beaverton Farmers Market, Ten Tiny Dances is a free, public event featuring an array of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms.

The 2014 event is supported by funding from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Cultural Trust, Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation and city of Beaverton.

“Ten Tiny Dances is one of Beaverton’s signature events showcasing our community’s talent and diversity,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “There isn’t a better day to visit Beaverton and enjoy a sunny summer day with your neighbors.”

Ten Tiny Dances is designed to animate public spaces, raise the visibility of the community’s ethnic diversity and guide the audience to explore Beaverton’s downtown core.

To view the full Call to Artists guidelines and to apply for this event, visit The deadline to apply is Friday, March 28, at 5 p.m.

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