I Carried A Watermelon

I Carried A Watermelon

“I Carried A Watermelon: A Dirty Dancing Story” April 2015 TriptheDark’s fifth season as a dance company invites you into the world of Patrick Swayze’s hips. Keeping to our tradition of bringing entertaining dance performances to Portland, I Carried A Watermelon: A Dirty Dancing Story is […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

“Xana-redu!” is coming to SE Portland! Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays September 3 – September 19 The Hostess 538 SE Ash Street Portland, Oregon 97214 Tickets Remember that film with Olivia Newton John? No, not that one, the other one. With Jeff Lynne and ELO, and Gene […]

Current Classes

Current Classes

(Mostly) Contemporary With Cara Sundays Starting July 19 10:00am – 11:00am Free! Cara Defilippis began her exploration of dance at age six with a heavy emphasis on ballet and technique (as all young dancers should). As soon as she could, Cara joined her studio’s performing […]

Past Events

Past Events

Babel Echo Music Video Collaboration August 2014 Street Roots Promotional Musical May 2014 David Saffert’s Birthday Show January 2014 Galaxy Fest 2013 August 10, 2013 Free Body Project June 3, 2013 The Piano Fort November 3, 2012  

Video

Video

“Picture Sentence Picture” “Just Right” “Amon Tobin” The Star TheaterChoreography: Erin Shannon “Holocene” The Star Theater, March 3, 2013Choreography: Corinn deWaard “Farmers” The Star Theater, March 3, 2013Choreography: Stephanie SeamanDancers: Corinn deWaard, Timothy Johnson, Stephanie Seaman, Erin Shannon “Books” The Star Theater, March 3, 2013Choreography: […]

Company

The Company

TriptheDark is a local Portland indie dance company. If you don’t usually watch dance performances, we want you. We are inspired by sound, raindrops, shadows, puppets, art, and circuses. We also teach tap. Check here for session start dates. We ambitiously create large and small scale productions based on themes […]

Studio 208

Studio 208

TriptheDark now has 24/7 access to our very own studio. If you are interested in teaching a class, holding rehearsals, offering workshops, or other such needs, please contact us and let us know when/what/how long/etc. Competitive rental rates available; discounts apply for ongoing classes and […]

Picture Sentence Picture

Picture Sentence Picture

“Picture Sentence Picture” February 2014 How many translations does it take to change the meaning of a story? If more layers are piled on, is the picture more clear? What if we insert swan tossing, dancing in the dark and kitty snacks – does that […]

Just Right

Just Right

“Just Right” April 2013 Triangles are my favorite shape; three lines, three points of connection, three points of perception. This show is about perspective. How many times do you experience an event, a moment, a comment, a feeling, and look back on it later only […]

Wolf-Child's Mother

The Wolf-Child’s Mother

“The Wolf-Child’s Mother” April 2012 Fairy tales are really in right now, right? Yep. We jumped on the bandwagon and created our own version of Little Red Riding Hood where Red gets impregnated by the Wolf, her controlling boyfriend, and her conservative parents kick her […]