free and open to the public
no previous dance experience necessary
ages 12+ welcome
registration required (limited spots available). click here to register
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.
Community Dance at Reed is back!!!!
When: Thursdays from 6:10-7:30 pm. Sessions begin on Thursday, September 23.
Where: Performing Arts Building, Room 128, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
Registration & COVID-19 Information: In order to keep us safe, participation is limited and registration is required. There are 10 spaces available per session (first come first serve, you may register for one or all sessions). With student enrollment and musicians, this will bring total participation to 21 people.Vaccination verification is required for all participants (please bring your card or a picture to your first session). Ages 12+. All participants are required to wear masks. Sessions will be held in a large space that will allow us to maintain proper distance during sessions. Click here to register.
Final Performance: Saturday, December 11 at 7 pm and Sunday, December 12 at 2 pm on Greenwood Performance Stage
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:
- Bailarines Toda la Vida (Dancer for Life, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Urban Bush Women (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
- Dance Exchange (Takoma Park, MD, USA)