Moving Target | Michael Figueroa
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Target | Michael Figueroa

THE LIVING ROOM hosts Moving Target Portland Series

408 Broadway, South Portland, ME, 04106

$8-$16 Sliding scale. No one turned away.

Class details subject to change; check thelivingroomdance.com for up to date info.


Moving Target Portland is a weekly series of adult community dance classes led on Sundays by accomplished visiting or local artists. Classes include improvisational, somatic, post-modern dance practices and choreography, and are intended for all levels of movers, from aspiring to professional.


November 11 - Michael Figueroa, Artistic Director of Ruckus Dance, Boston



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The Moving Body In Space | Heather Stewart, Michael Figueroa, and Nora Petroliunas
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Moving Body In Space | Heather Stewart, Michael Figueroa, and Nora Petroliunas

SPACE presents The Moving Body In Space featuring Heather Stewart, Michael Figueroa, and Nora Petroliunas

508 Congress Street, Portland
$10, $8 for members

www.space538.org/events/moving-body-space-works-progress-ii

The second installment of a regional performance of new contemporary dance/movement/performance series featuring three works in development by Heather Stewart (Boston), Michael Figueroa (Boston), and Nora Petroliunas (Portland). Curated by Sara Juli, Riley Watts, and Asher Woodworth.


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Arts in the Chamber  |  Riley Watts
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Arts in the Chamber | Riley Watts

Monday, November 5, 5:30pm
Arts in the Chamber with Riley Watts

Mayor Ethan Strimling & Creative Portland present an artist showcase at the beginning of the city council meeting, featuring Riley Watts, who will perform "Zauberer," a 4 minute original solo piece.

Open to the public, free of charge.


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Colby / Bates / Bowdoin Student Works-in-Progress @ The Living Room
Nov
4
2:45 PM14:45

Colby / Bates / Bowdoin Student Works-in-Progress @ The Living Room

Sun, November 4, 2:45pm C/B/B Performance

The Living Room hosts Colby / Bates / Bowdoin Student Works-in-Progress

The Living Room, 408 Broadway, South Portland, 04106

Tickets available at the door. $8-$16 sliding scale for workshop only, $10-20 sliding scale for workshop + performance. Free for college students. No one turned away.

www.thelivingroomdance.com


Moving Target Dance Workshop with Annie Kloppenberg, Dance Faculty, Colby College, followed immediately by Works-in-Progress performance of student work from Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges. Feedback and Q&A session to follow. Artists TBA.


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Moving Target | Annie Kloppenberg
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Target | Annie Kloppenberg

THE LIVING ROOM hosts Moving Target Portland Series

408 Broadway, South Portland, ME, 04106

$8-$16 Sliding scale. No one turned away.

Class details subject to change; check thelivingroomdance.com for up to date info.


Moving Target Portland is a weekly series of adult community dance classes led on Sundays by accomplished visiting or local artists. Classes include improvisational, somatic, post-modern dance practices and choreography, and are intended for all levels of movers, from aspiring to professional.

November 4 - Annie Kloppenberg, Dance Faculty, Colby College, Waterville *

*Special class 1pm - 2:30pm followed by Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Student Works-in-Progress Performance at 2:45pm

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Maine Moves II
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Maine Moves II

Sat, November 3 at 8pm
Portland Youth Dance, Sara Juli and Bates Dance Festival present

MAINE MOVES II
New Dance + Performance by Maine Artists

A new dance series aimed at providing a performance opportunity for Maine-based dance and performance artists with an additional performance slot given to a rising student choreographer of Portland Youth Dance. Artists to perform are:

Rachel Boggia & Iddi Saaka
Katherine Ferrier
Alexandra James
and René Goddess Johnson Karen Montanaro
Annie Kloppenberg
+ PYD student choreographer, Libby Danielson

Portland Ballet Studio Theater
517 Forest Ave. Portland
Tickets $10. Advance purchase recommended

https://www.facebook.com/events/2148596715403376/


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Performance Potluck + Pop-Up hosted by Riley Watts and Creative Portland
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Performance Potluck + Pop-Up hosted by Riley Watts and Creative Portland

Fri, November 2, 5-8pm

Creative Portland and Riley Watts host
Performance Potluck Pop-Up: Portland Dance Month Artist Gathering
Featuring performance by dancer-juggler, Janoah Bailin

Creative Portland, 84 Free Street, Portland

RSVP to perform: programassistant@creativeportland.org

Interested in performing a short work (~5 minutes or less) at Creative Portland on First Friday?

Have some snacks, show us your pop-up performance, and meet the artists and organizers of Portland Dance Month! All low-tech performance mediums welcome. RSVP required to perform.


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Promenade  |  Laura K. Nicoll
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

Promenade | Laura K. Nicoll

Fri, Nov 2, 3-5pm

Laura K. Nicoll performs Promenade as part of Friday Arts Walk

Site specific performance travelling on and off Portland streets

Starts near the Casco Bay Line Ferry Terminal at 3pm

Ends at Creative Portland, 84 Free Street at 5pm

Free of charge

www.kreilkampnicoll.com


Follow, find, or happen upon Laura K. Nicoll as she performs a 2 hour durational dance in public spaces on First Friday.  Beginning at Casco Bay Line Ferry Terminal and ending at Creative Portland, she performs for and with incidental audience members as well as the city's natural audio and visual landscape.


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Moving Target Dance Workshop | Asher Woodworth
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Target Dance Workshop | Asher Woodworth

THE LIVING ROOM hosts Moving Target Portland Series

408 Broadway, South Portland, ME, 04106

$8-$16 Sliding scale.  No one turned away.

Class details subject to change; check thelivingroomdance.com for up to date info.

October 28 - Asher Woodworth, Independent Artist, Lincolnville/Portland



Moving Target Portland is a weekly series of adult community dance classes led on Sundays by accomplished visiting or local artists.  Classes include improvisational, somatic, post-modern dance practices and choreography, and are intended for all levels of movers, from aspiring to professional.  


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“Places, Please!”  |  Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

“Places, Please!” | Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

Thurs-Fri, October 25, 2018 - October 26, 2018 at 8pm

Portland Ovations presents “Places, Please!”

Choreographed by Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin,

with local guest artists Gretchen Berg/Gwyneth Jones, Sara Juli, and Kerry Constantino

One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland

Tickets: $43 General Admission, $40 Seniors www.portlandovations.org/event/nicole-wolcott-larry-keigwin-places-please/

In this intimate new production, award-winning dancers Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin invite audiences behind the scenes to experience the anxiety and playfulness inherent in the life of a performer. A provocative cabaret brimming with satire, personal anecdotes, quick-witted physical comedy, and moments of deep pathos, all centered around their desire to “belong” in the creative world. Special guests from Maine’s own dance scene: Gretchen Berg/ Gwyneth Jones, Sara Juli, and Kerry Constantino.


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“Places, Please!”  |  Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

“Places, Please!” | Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

Thurs-Fri, October 25, 2018 - October 26, 2018 at 8pm

Portland Ovations presents “Places, Please!”

Choreographed by Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin,

with local guest artists Gretchen Berg/Gwyneth Jones, Sara Juli, and Kerry Constantino

One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland

Tickets: $43 General Admission, $40 Seniors www.portlandovations.org/event/nicole-wolcott-larry-keigwin-places-please/

In this intimate new production, award-winning dancers Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin invite audiences behind the scenes to experience the anxiety and playfulness inherent in the life of a performer. A provocative cabaret brimming with satire, personal anecdotes, quick-witted physical comedy, and moments of deep pathos, all centered around their desire to “belong” in the creative world. Special guests from Maine’s own dance scene: Gretchen Berg/ Gwyneth Jones, Sara Juli, and Kerry Constantino.


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Moving Target | Ayano Elson
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Target | Ayano Elson

THE LIVING ROOM hosts Moving Target Portland Series

408 Broadway, South Portland, ME, 04106

$8-$16 Sliding scale. No one turned away.

Class details subject to change; check thelivingroomdance.com for up to date info.


Moving Target Portland is a weekly series of adult community dance classes led on Sundays by accomplished visiting or local artists. Classes include improvisational, somatic, post-modern dance practices and choreography, and are intended for all levels of movers, from aspiring to professional.


October 21 - Ayano Elson, Living Room Artist-in-Residence and 2018 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellow, Movement Research, NYC

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MIRA by Bare Portland
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

MIRA by Bare Portland

SPACE presents MIRA by Bare Portland

Directed by Tara Bouchard, Choreography by Liz Pettengill

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$12 in advance / $15 at the door

A select number of Pay-What-You-Can seats are available only in advance and subject to availability. Email info@bareportland.org to reserve a pay-what-you-can seat.

www.space538.org/events/mira


A movement performance and individual audio experience inspired by Tennessee Williams. A young woman finds an unexpected friendship in a shared love of poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a smartphone and headphones.


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Flamenco, Performance and Poetry
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Flamenco, Performance and Poetry

Flamenco, Performance and Poetry

Flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Bárbara Martínez (song) and Cristian Puig (guitar) will perform traditional flamenco pieces that showcase the integration of dance, song and guitar through flamenco styles such as Caña, Alegrias, Tientos and more. Their performance will highlight the cante (song) as the oldest and highest form within flamenco, to which all other elements respond, forming the foundation for the emotive quality of flamenco's 50+ styles. Flamenco verses can be understood as short poems that reflect the history, society and geography of the Spanish-Romani-Flamenco culture, as well as Spain and in particular Andalusia. Verses performed during the show will be printed and translated for the audience to highlight this vital and poetic element and its influence on the story unfolding in the dance and music. 

Made possible with support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission

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Jack The Ripper  |  Portland Ballet
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Jack The Ripper | Portland Ballet

Fri - Sat, October 19- October 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Portland Ballet performs Jack The Ripper

Choreography by Artistic Director Nell Shipman

Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook, ME 04092

Tickets: Adult $35, Child $10, Student $15, Senior $20

www.portlandballet.org/tickets


Jack the Ripper is the spooky story of the serial killer who haunted the streets of London in the 19th century aligns perfectly with the weeks leading up to Halloween! Previously performed in 2013 and 2014 in front of sold-out crowds, Artistic Director and choreographer Nell Shipman will add 30 minutes of choreography to 'Jack' this year, making it a full-length ballet.


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MIRA | Bare Portland
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

MIRA | Bare Portland

SPACE presents MIRA by Bare Portland

Directed by Tara Bouchard, Choreography by Liz Pettengill

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$12 in advance / $15 at the door

A select number of Pay-What-You-Can seats are available only in advance and subject to availability. Email info@bareportland.org to reserve a pay-what-you-can seat.

www.space538.org/events/mira


A movement performance and individual audio experience inspired by Tennessee Williams. A young woman finds an unexpected friendship in a shared love of poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a smartphone and headphones.


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 Flamenco, Performance and Poetry
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Flamenco, Performance and Poetry

Flamenco, Performance and Poetry

Flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Bárbara Martínez (song) and Cristian Puig (guitar) will perform traditional flamenco pieces that showcase the integration of dance, song and guitar through flamenco styles such as Caña, Alegrias, Tientos and more. Their performance will highlight the cante (song) as the oldest and highest form within flamenco, to which all other elements respond, forming the foundation for the emotive quality of flamenco's 50+ styles. Flamenco verses can be understood as short poems that reflect the history, society and geography of the Spanish-Romani-Flamenco culture, as well as Spain and in particular Andalusia. Verses performed during the show will be printed and translated for the audience to highlight this vital and poetic element and its influence on the story unfolding in the dance and music. 

Made possible with support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission

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Jack The Ripper  |  Portland Ballet
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Jack The Ripper | Portland Ballet

Fri - Sat, October 19- October 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Portland Ballet performs Jack The Ripper

Choreography by Artistic Director Nell Shipman

Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook, ME 04092

Tickets: Adult $35, Child $10, Student $15, Senior $20

www.portlandballet.org/tickets


Jack the Ripper is the spooky story of the serial killer who haunted the streets of London in the 19th century aligns perfectly with the weeks leading up to Halloween! Previously performed in 2013 and 2014 in front of sold-out crowds, Artistic Director and choreographer Nell Shipman will add 30 minutes of choreography to 'Jack' this year, making it a full-length ballet.


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MIRA  |  Bare Portland
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

MIRA | Bare Portland

SPACE presents MIRA by Bare Portland

Directed by Tara Bouchard, Choreography by Liz Pettengill

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$12 in advance / $15 at the door

A select number of Pay-What-You-Can seats are available only in advance and subject to availability. Email info@bareportland.org to reserve a pay-what-you-can seat.

www.space538.org/events/mira


A movement performance and individual audio experience inspired by Tennessee Williams. A young woman finds an unexpected friendship in a shared love of poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a smartphone and headphones.


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Equators  |  TNMOT AZTRO
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Equators | TNMOT AZTRO

SPACE presents Equators by TNMOT AZTRO

Choreography by Arien Wilkerson

In collaboration with installation artist David Borawski and lighting designer Jon-Paul LaRocco

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$10 in advance, $15 day of, $8 for SPACE members

Running time is approximately 30 minutes


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Equators | TNMOT AZTRO
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Equators | TNMOT AZTRO

SPACE presents Equators by TNMOT AZTRO

Choreography by Arien Wilkerson

In collaboration with installation artist David Borawski and lighting designer Jon-Paul LaRocco

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$10 in advance, $15 day of, $8 for SPACE members

Running time is approximately 30 minutes


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Moving Target | Carol Dilley
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Target | Carol Dilley

THE LIVING ROOM hosts Moving Target Portland Series

408 Broadway, South Portland, ME, 04106

$8-$16 Sliding scale. No one turned away.

Class details subject to change; check thelivingroomdance.com for up to date info.


Moving Target Portland is a weekly series of adult community dance classes led on Sundays by accomplished visiting or local artists. Classes include improvisational, somatic, post-modern dance practices and choreography, and are intended for all levels of movers, from aspiring to professional.


October 14 - Carol Dilley, Dance Faculty, Bates College, Lewiston

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Equators | TNMOT AZTRO
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Equators | TNMOT AZTRO

SPACE presents Equators by TNMOT AZTRO

Choreography by Arien Wilkerson

In collaboration with installation artist David Borawski and lighting designer Jon-Paul LaRocco

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$10 in advance, $15 day of, $8 for SPACE members

Running time is approximately 30 minutes


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Equators | TNMOT AZTRO
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Equators | TNMOT AZTRO

SPACE presents Equators by TNMOT AZTRO

Choreography by Arien Wilkerson

In collaboration with installation artist David Borawski and lighting designer Jon-Paul LaRocco

SPACE, 508 Congress Street, Portland

$10 in advance, $15 day of, $8 for SPACE members

Running time is approximately 30 minutes


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First Saturday Contact Improvisation Class & Jam w/ Rachel Schwartz
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

First Saturday Contact Improvisation Class & Jam w/ Rachel Schwartz

We will practice Contact Improv Fundamentals with 4 stand alone classes, incorporating touch and spontaneous collaboration, that are appropriate for beginner and experienced movers alike. CI uses the forces of physics to explore areas of movement we could not find alone. We will explore the concepts of entering and exiting dances, points of contact, pouring and supporting weight, falling and flying, varying tone, counterbalance, and deep listening. A Jam will follow each class, providing the opportunity to further develop and experiment with our skills. Looking forward to dancing, moving, and playing with you!

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FEB-MAY, 10:30AM - 12:30 PM.

10:30-11:30 = CLASS

11:30-12:30 = JAM

Bio:
Rachel Schwartz has been studying dance for over 30 years, including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Axis Syllabus, and Contact Improvisation. She has studied CI with world renowned teachers, including Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Karen Nelson, and Kirstie Simson. She spent 2 years at Earthdance, an improvisational dance retreat center in the Berkshires, and currently teaches in Maine with guest appearances throughout New England.

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