“We are ignited by the ways in which contemporary dance performance is emerging in current discourse. We publicly engage, observe and shape these conversations. FRONT was initiated as a platform for contemporary dance, giving voice to many different opinions and playing with modes of distribution. Four of us initiated this project: Tahni HoltDanielle RossNoelle Stiles, and Robert Tyree. We are choreographers, dancers, and contributors to contemporary dance performance, who are based out of Portland, OR.  We rely on the old-school tactics of the newspaper infused with current, new, and future energy of dance theory and practices. FRONT acts as a performance in which the form stays the same but the format is ever-shifting to directly meet the needs it instigates. It is an experiment.”