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Photo credit: Sean Barrett.

Join Field Guide at FLOCK dance space as we shed light on the creative process of contemporary dancers and choreographers. Facilitated by Tonya Lockyer, Artistic/Executive Director of Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, this session will incorporate presentation, discussion, demonstration, Q&A, and live, work-in-progress excerpts from Portland choreographer Tahni Holt’s newest piece, DUET LOVE . Discover artists’ methods for collaborating, conceptualizing, and building new dance work, while using illustrative and interactive exercises to explore key concepts and themes. Leave with greater insight into one choreographer’s artistic intentions and a better understanding of contemporary dance generally. Drinks and refreshments included.

About Field Guide: Field Guide is a new public engagement series at PICA designed to help audiences feel more comfortable with and informed about contemporary dance performance. Through facilitated workshops with faculty experts, focused exploration of an artist’s work, and equal emphasis on presentation, conversation, and social connection, anyone curious about dance performance is welcome. No prior dance experience required.