Ten Tiny Dances Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019

Tickets Merrill Theater

Ten Tiny Dances®

What kind of dance can you make on a 4' x 4' stage? 

Ten Tiny Dances® is a demonstration of how confined space becomes a conduit for creativity and innovation. Ten choreographers, artists, and dancemakers take on the challenge of creating live works on one very small stage, a square table set on a black box stage, with the audience surrounding it on all four sides like a boxing ring.

Artists have the ability to create live works that go well beyond the physical confines of a small stage. From one performance to the next there is a certain amount of tension; what will the next artists do? how will the performer rise to the challenge and shift our perception of space and movement? In the end, what audiences will remember is not the feeling of how small the stage is, but how our perceptions of limited space and time have expanded beyond those boundaries.

Choreographers, artists, and dancemakers include: Arson Nicki, Scott/Powell Performance, Mike O'Neal (Majinn), Etienne Cakpo, KT Niehoff, ilvs strauss, Vis-à-Vis Society, Cheryl Delostrinos of Au Collective, Fox Whitney and Jessica Jobaris & General Magic.

Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland, Oregon, in 2002 and continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others with permission. See www.tentinydances.org for more information.

Thank you to Laurel Canan for the stage design and construction.


Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 8:00 PM
Tickets + Studio Supper

Fri, Oct 25, 2019, 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 8:00 PM


Photo by Kate Haley.