Tahni Holt: Duet Love (Saturday)

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Tahni Holt: Duet Love (Saturday)
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Tahni Holt: Duet Love (Saturday) says
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm (seating at 7)
Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm (seating at 3:30)

FREE, but seating is limited and reservations encouraged. Make reservations online at www.diverseworks.org

Duet Love performs love, lust and charged energy. Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's latest work presents coupled bodies performing gendered states around the romantic premise of the “duet.” Holt and her artistic team draw from iconic photographs of hetero couples to drive this inquiry into how bodies perform gender. If masculine and feminine are forces and factors, how do markers of gender and race inflect the movement, emotion and decisions of dancing bodies and how do we as audience read them?

Duet Love premiered at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle on September 4, 2014 and in Portland on September 13, 2014 at PICA's Time-Based Art Festival.

Performance is 60 minutes and will be followed by a talk-back with Tahni Holt.

* This performance includes nudity.

Tahni Holt is a choreographer, teacher, curator and organizer based in Portland, Oregon who has been creating performances for the past 18 years. She is deeply invested in the ecology of her field. Holt is inspired by how colleagues in other parts of the world situate themselves depending on the political climate of where they practice. All of Holt's endeavors are shaped by her beliefs and convictions which invigorate proactive projects of artist-driven empowerment.
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By: DiverseWorks Artspace