Dance+ Festival


Conduit Dance+ Festival

DANCE+ offers a stimulating platform for Portland-area dance makers to gain greater visibility, and provides a showcase for their work to reach new levels artistically and professionally. Artists and their projects are chosen through a panel composed of local performing and visual arts professionals, and are evaluated on innovation, originality, and artistic quality. The 2015 panel consisted of artists KT Neihoff, David Eckard, Chris Larson, and Julie O’Keefe. The Festival includes works both explosive and sustained, epic yet intimate, full of action and elegance, exploring relationships, landscape, the body, hybridity, process, and rhythm.

Conduit Dance+ Festival 2015

Conduit is pleased and excited to be presenting the 2015 DANCE+ Festival at Reed College’s Massee Performance Lab in the new Performing Arts Building. In addition to four double shows of rousing dance, this year DANCE+ will bring a true festival feel by hosting artist-taught workshops each afternoon (2-4 pm, July 8-11) and artist talks in the early evenings before shows begin (5:30-6:30 pm, Fri-Sat, July 10 & 11). Now more than ever, as Conduit is transitioning to a long-term space of its own, the DANCE+ Festival offers an energized celebration of local contemporary dance manifesting Conduit’s mission to support innovative, experimental works that generate new possibilities in performance.

2015 Festival Details

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DATE July 8-11, Wed-Sat, two separate programs each night
TIME 7 & 9 pm each evening, with a site-specific performance by
POV Dance between the two shows
VENUE Reed College Massee Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building,
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
ARTIST WORKSHOPS 2-4 pm Wed-Sat, July 8-11 (held in the Massee Performance Lab)
ARTIST TALKS 5:30-6:30 pm Fri & Sat, July 10 & 11

2015 Artists

Conduit announces the 2015 creative artists for the 4th season of its summer festival DANCE+. The ‘PLUS’ of DANCE+ represents the festival’s focus on a strong collaboration between dance and the arts including visual design, music, and media. This year’s festival features artists strongly engaging with sound and music, video, costume, and created and found environments. Celebrating local Portland dance makers and including three exciting contributions from out-of-town artists across the country, the DANCE+ 2015 artists are:

  • POV Dance [PDX]
  • LED — Lauren Edson + Andrew Stensaas [Boise]
  • Mountain Empire Performance Collective — Eliza Larson [PDX]
  • Anya Cloud + Eric Geiger [San Diego]
  • Catherine Egan + Jenny Ampersand + Lisa DeGrace + Stephen A. Miller [PDX]
  • Samuel Hobbs — push/FOLD [PDX]
  • Heather Stewart [Toronto]
  • Takahiro Yamamoto + CHOIR + Jesse Mejía + Jonathan Sielaff [PDX]

Full artist bios available at