Dance of the Dream Man

Dance of the Dream Man: A Twin Peaks Story April 2016 “Diane: I’ve just awoken from a dream as dark and wondrous as the cup of delicious black coffee on the counter in front of me. We were in Portland, Oregon, Diane, and when I […]

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

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 […]

Upcoming Events

The Goblin King: A David Bowie & Labyrinth Tribute The Headwaters Theatre 55 NE Farragut Street Portland, Oregon Friday & Saturday Shows June 2 – 17, 7:30pm Saturday, June 10, 2:00pm $15 advance $18 at the door Purchase tickets This is what happens when you don’t […]

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

Current Classes

SUNDAYS Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tap Check out a video from our beginner class here 4 Week Session: All Sundays in May Tuition for these classes includes a half hour of tap improv from 1:00pm – 1:30pm Beginner Class: 11:00am – 12:00pm Intermediate Class: 12:00pm – […]


Dance of the Dream Man “Twin Peaks Pageant” Choreography: Erin Shannon “Leland Palmer” Choreography: Stephanie Seaman “Black Lodge” Choreography: Corinn deWaard “Meet Bob” Choreography: Cara Defillippis, Stephanie Seaman I Carried A Watermelon Behind the Scenes Documentary by Illya Torres-Garner Picture Sentence Picture Just Right “Amon Tobin” […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Throwing Stones

Throwing Stones April 2011 Knowing how much time musicians spend on creating an album, carefully crafting sounds and transitions, melodies and themes, we decided to perform The Album Project: creating a show that followed an album from start to finish. Dancing to Radiohead’s Amnesiac offered us many challenges that we […]