Portland Ovations Brings Vertical Dance Pioneers' BANDLOOP to Downtown Portland

Portland Ovations Brings Vertical Dance Pioneers' BANDLOOP to Downtown Portland

Portland Ovations takes to the air to kick off its' 87th season by presenting the pioneering vertical dance company, BANDALOOP for two free, public performances September 28th and 29th. Bandaloop's company of dancers will perform, suspended in midair, using the sides of the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and One City Center as their stage/s. The Westin Portland Harborview performance is scheduled for 12pm on Thursday September 28 and the One City Center performance is scheduled for 5pm on Friday, September 29.

BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP's indoor/outdoor work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit by bringing dance to new audiences, activating public and natural spaces, and re-imagining what dance can be.

The company's unconventional venues run the gamut from The New York Stock Exchange and Seattle's Space Needle to natural wonders like Yosemite's El Capitan and majestic cliff faces in China.

Community partners and sponsors include One City Center, PretiFlaherty, Dirigo Management Company, Creative Portland, Friends of Congress Square Park and the Westin Harborview which is marking its 90th anniversary with a year-long celebration. Foundation support is provided by the National Performance Network, National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts.

Performances are 15 to 20 minutes long, free and open to the public. For more information about these events please visit www.portlandovations.org, contact PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or stop by the box office window at Merrill Auditorium. About Portland Ovations: Each year since 1931, Portland Ovations brings a dynamic season of exceptional performing artists from around the world to Maine including classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and Broadway national tours. In addition to live performances, Ovations brings the exhilaration of the performing arts out into our community with season-long educational and outreach activities known as Ovations Offstage. A Maine-based non-profit, Portland Ovations contributes to the cultural, social and economic well-being of our community by presenting an array of high quality performing artists from around the world and creating diverse educational experiences that bring the enjoyment, energy and enrichment of the arts to all.
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