May 31st, 2014


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Wow-big news: I have been awarded the coveted Barney Award from the lovely gents at White Bird. The award is a commission for my next project-to be premiered on a future White Bird season! The award will be given at the White Bird annual Gala & Awards reception and dinner on June 8, 2014. I am honored to be sharing the spotlight with Conduit’s Artistic Director Tere Mathern and Conduit co-founder and former director Mary Oslund as they have received Excellence in Community Engagement award!



February 6th, 2014



FLOCK is a dance center for movement exploration, creation and artistic practice, dedicated to Portland’s contemporary and experimental dance artists. Opening March 1st, 2014.

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In the heart of North Portland, housed in Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, FLOCK inspires and ignites. Installed with 1600′ danceable hard wood flooring along with a raised ceiling that goes to the rafters, FLOCK is a place in perpetual motion that is shaped by the artists involved and the projects that it works to defend. It supports both choreographic works and educational engagements.

FLOCK brings together a dynamic team of choreographers who make up the members of FLOCK and call it their artistic home: Tahni Holt, Lucy Yim, Tracy Broyles, Allie Hankins, Stephanie Lanckton, Dawn Stoppiello, Kaj-Anne Pepper, Deanna Carlson and Danielle Ross.

The time is now. A call to action: Join us in support of current and future generations of artists. Join us in creating place for experimentation and discourse shaped by new and current ideas in the field. Join us in making an internationally known dance center that is driven by the idea of creating more agency for the artist.  Join us in making FLOCK a reality today.






October 30th, 2013

Resource Room Residency

As some of you may know, along with Robert Tyree, Noelle Stiles and Danielle Ross,  I am producer of FRONT, a dance newspaper. FRONT relies on the old-school tactics of the newspaper infused with new, current, future energy of dance theory and practices in the field. FRONT  is in residence through PICA’s Resource Room Residency. Please join us on December 8th for our 3rd Edition Distribution party and the public component to our residency.



May 13th, 2013



June: Bucharest. Residency in collaboration with Romanian Choreographer Madalina Dan through ZonaD-studio Paradis Serial. More info here

August: Starting new work to be performed in the Fall of 2014: DUET LOVE

September (FRONT newspaper): Edition 3 hot off the press. Watch out! More info here

October-November (FRONT newspaper): Pica’s RRResidency. More info here


November 5th, 2012


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October 31st, 2012

Check this trailer out for SUN$HINE by Seth Nehil

September 16th, 2012



General ($14 -usually $16) / Artist, Student, 65+ ($10-usually $12)

Nov. 9th -11th at 8pm / matinee on Nov. 11th at 3:00pm

BodyVox Dance Center: 1201 NW 17th Ave. 97209

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Choreographed and created by Tahni Holt, SUNSHINE is a dance duet between performers Lucy Yim and Robert Tyree with a pile of cardboard boxes. Sunshine’s visual economy is driven by principles of fashion, minimalism, glamour and mass production. Nomadic piles of cardboard transform the visual composition, framing the dance disparately from moment to moment, and evoking a rich stew of relationships. The performers, battle against the desire to locate themselves in one paradigm, one story, one translation. They commit to the drawing of perpetual renewal: where multiple translations exist at once. Sunshine seduces many logics into embodiment: architecture, little cities, modern abstract sculpture, volcanoes, nature-scapes and urban-scapes. Industrial space, punk rock aesthetics, homeless camps, forts, locations and displacements. Monsters, garbage, consumption, brand identity, mass producing recyclable material, rectangles, measurement of volume, storage.

Original sound composition by  Thomas Thorson,

Music performed by Thomas Thorson and and Kyleen King
Lighting design by Jeff Forbes
Costumes by Kate Fenker

March 7th, 2012




TAHNI HOLT with Robert Tyree, Lucy Yim and musician Thomas Thorson: Hot off their performance at Movement Research at Judson Church in NYC, Tahni and Dancers perform an excerpt of SUNSHINE, a duet between performers Robert Tyree and Lucy Yim. SUNSHINE  Stages a pile of cardboard boxes and two dancers. It seduces many logics into embodiment: sculpture, glamour, little cities, mass production, homeless camps and resourcefulness.

TAHNI HOLT + NATE QUERY: A rare opportunity to experience a duet between Nate with his stand up bass and Tahni with her 8 ½ month pregnant belly. A quartet of sorts, Nate and Tahni have constructed a dance of obstructions, destinations and shapes.

LINDA K. JOHNSON: Long time Portland favorite, known for her creative, interdisciplinary approach to dance that has led her to infuse her passions of social and environmental justice in unconventional ways, will perform her TEDX dance Lecture The Habit of Being. In the wonderful tradition of master dance artist Simone Forti, she will be moving dancing, otherwise known as dancing and talking. Linda will present her dance lecture at the TEDX talks: before performing it for us at the mOuth.

AMY O/tinyrage: Known to Portland audiences for her groundbreaking performances in PICA’s TBA Festival (2003 + 2009) as well has her work with Reggie Watts, she brings the work in progress The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade. It is a solo dance performance structured like a non-verbal lecture demonstration.  The piece deconstructs some of Amy O’s past and recent influences (Hip Hop culture, classicism, Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, Big Boi, MTV, You Tube, Dub Step, money, feminism, the economics of the body) and questions the way performance is sold and bought through the female perspective.

All proceeds go directly to all the artists involved in the making and performing of SUNSHINE, to premier in Portland in Fall 2012 and SUNSHINE’s tour to NYC and On The Board’s NW New Works Festival in June.

SUNSHINE is supported in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Technical Director/Lighting Designer for the event: Alex Gagne-Hawes