TBA favorite Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) returns to the Festival this year! An experiment in confined space, TTD is dedicated to fostering inventive dance / performance art and providing an exhilarating 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: Over 300 artists, 24 engaging venues, and 9 cities across the country. What began as a playful and simple idea has become one of the Northwest’s most popular performance series. This 37th edition of TTD features a program of new work by artists including Subashini Ganesan, Moon Patrol, Keith Hennessy, Michelle Ellsworth, Amy O’Neal, and sub.set dance.

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.