All posts filed under: Shows

My Turn

My Turn: A Claire Underwood Story April 2018 We’ve all seen what happens when political labels and ego become more important than productivity, progress, and the health of a nation. How do we unite against a common enemy when communication is no longer effective? Hint: […]

Goblin King

The Goblin King: A David Bowie & Labyrinth Tribute June 2017 This is what happens when you don’t love your baby brother. What brother? Brother with the power. What power? Power of voodoo. Who do? You do. Shake the mothballs off your embroidered vest and join […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Dancer Auditions We’re holding auditions for our upcoming show, based off of the movie A Ghost Story. It’s not a horror movie! But it does include wearing sheets as costumes at times. The show is haunting and emotional and will include mostly contemporary dance with […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Pancake Breakfast

September 2010 Our friends at Pancake Breakfast invited us to open for their album release party, giving us freedom to create a show on a carpeted stage for a sold out audience. And thus TriptheDark was formed. This show told the story of lovers torn apart by the changing […]

Press

Goblin King Portland Mercury Willamette Week The Wolf Child’s Mother OPB Portland Stage Review Just Right Whale Heart Productions Picture Sentence Picture Willamette Week General Press Willamette Week