TBA audience favorite Ten Tiny Dances returns to the festival for its 22nd iteration. An experiment in confined space, TTD is dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible and exciting performance experience for a diverse audience, all on a 4×4-foot stage.

Since 2002, the small stage of TTD has been the crucible for an ever expanding catalogue of creation and performance: 145 new dance works, 102 emerging as well as established artists, 14 engaging and accessible venues, and 3 cities. What began as a playful and simple idea has become one of the Northwest’s most popular performance series.

Produced by Portland choreographer Mike Barber, TTD challenges artists to collapse known vocabulary as well as to make new material that responds to the possibilities of the space. Freed from the pressure of infinite possibility though the constraint of the stage, the artists of TTD continue to rise to the challenge and opportunity of 16 square feet.

The 22nd edition of Ten Tiny Dances features a program of new work by artists including Linda Austin, Mike Daisey, Anne Furfey, Dayna Hanson, Tahni Holt, Katherine Longstreth, Michael Rioux, Cydney Wilkes + Mike Barber, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and more.