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Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present

Working with interviews from founding company members and archival performance footage, 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. Join us for a pre-film reception at 6:00 and post film Q&A with director Nordstrom and dancers featured in the film.

Still photo by Basil Childers

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Documentary