free and open to the public
no previous dance experience necessary
no registration necessary
Welcome! Community Dance at Reed is a project that aims to bring together members of the Reed College and broader Portland communities. We practice community dance as a mode of dancemaking and social intervention based on the principles of collective creation. Weekly creative movement sessions—offered one semester each academic year—are free and open to the public. No previous dance experience necessary. These sessions offer a forum for dancing and talking about social, cultural, and identity based issues. We welcome all bodies, with a critical awareness of how race, class, ability, gender, and sexuality impact the ways we relate to ourselves and one another in public. Together, we collaboratively create dance works and perform in the Dance Department’s biannual concerts.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, Community Dance at Reed will run during the Fall semester. Weekly sessions begin Wednesday, September 18 and run through Wednesday, December 4.
Time: Wednesdays 6:10-7:30 pm (September 18-December 4)
Location: Performance Lab (Room 128), Reed College Performing Arts Building, 3202 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202
Free parking in the lot in front of the building. This first floor studio is ADA accessible. Single stall gender-neutral bathroom located near studio.
Final concert: Saturday December 14 at 7 pm & Sunday December 15 at 2 pm, Greenwood Theater (Reed College)
Attendance at every session is not required for participation in the final performance
Community Dance at Reed is informed and inspired by a broad range of community based dance projects. For related projects, resources, and community partners see: