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Spring 2006 Dance Concert

Date: April 14, 2006 Location: Fir Acres Theatre

Fir Acres Theatre

Produced by Emily Stone
Choreographed by guests artists Mihn Tran and Tahni Holt
Friday-Saturday, April 14-15, 7:30 p.m.
Fir Acres Theatre, Main Stage

Two acclaimed local choreographers, Minh Tran of Minh Tran & Company and Tahni Holt of Monster Squad, artists-in-residence for spring 2006, present new works performed by their respective professional companies, as well as repertory performed by Lewis & Clark dance students.

Minh Tran & Company
Originally formed in 1997 as a pick-up company based in Portland, Oregon, Minh Tran & Company is now a six member ensemble of seasoned dance artists under the artistic direction of Vietnamese- American choreographer Minh Tran. With a growing body of original and distinctive contemporary dance works and an ever-increasing national presence, the company is noted for its singular fusion of traditional and contemporary techniques. Spanning architectural, cultural, and social contexts, Minh Tran & Company’s repertory reflects its choreographer’s fascination with personal identity, popular culture, sense of place, and the compelling interplay of eastern and western traditions. The company frequently collaborates with leading Northwest musicians, designers, composers and visual artists to create dance works unique in both style and content. The Company includes Mike Barber, Joe Diego, ,Jennifer Hong-Berdine, Tere Mathern, and Minh Tran.
Monster Squad
Formed in 2001 under the choreographic and artistic direction of Tahni Holt, Monster Squad has been presented by Norwest New Works at On the Boards and Bumbershoot in Seattle. Monster Squad physically and emotionally navigates new geography with ongoing collaborator, visual artist, Marty Schnapf, creating worlds of light, breaking glass, water, flour and abstract land mines. The dancers move through scenes of human interaction by falling, touching, throwing, floating, and stopping. Their work deconstructs the composition of formal performance by shifting frontal perspective and by devising honest reactions in the performer within a series of human action-reaction movements. Monster Squad dancers– Daniel Addy, Angelle Hebert, Tahni Holt, Dawn Joella Jackson and Emily Stone—expose the power and fragility of human companionship.
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