September 12th, 2019

Its a Fucking Miracle: Dance Class!

New Dance Class with Tahni Holt, Suniti Dernovsek and Luke Wyland: It’s a Fucking Miracle!
Tuesday nights // 7pm-8pm

FIRST CLASS OCTOBER 8th

It’s a fucking miracle we are here right now under and held by this sky. It’s a fucking miracle we breathe, we move, we sweat, we love, we anger, we feel anything at all, it’s a fucking miracle. It’s a fucking miracle we dance, we prance, we shake, we jazz finger it up sometimes. This is a dance party, an exercise class, a somatic lesson, a play date, it’s a fucking miracle. We are collective action and we are individual desire. It’s a Fucking Miracle is nonexclusive, it is meant for every body of all shapes, sizes, abilities and identities. For this hour, your body is the guide as prompts are given, your body translates all that is into this moment of a miracle, of you being here right now. Now let’s dance.

At FLOCK Dance Center: 8371 N Interstate Avenue, Studio 4 (entrance on McClellan st.)

Drop-in: $12 // Class card for 10: $100

February 27th, 2019

Rubble Bodies goes to Tree Fort Music festival in Boise!

photo credit: Chelsea Petrakis

Rubble Bodies performs amid the durational installation of Luke Wyland’s Broca’s Area during Boise’s Renown Tree Fort Festival. March 21st + 22nd!

Over 450 bands and performative events come together for 4 days of never ending performances.

Tree Fort: HERE

* This performance has been made possible by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

January 12th, 2019

Rubble Bodies in Residence in at Forum Dança in Lisbon!

Rubble Bodies in research at Dança Forum in Lisbon, Portugal through (E)Motion residency in the Fall 2018 in collaboration with Luke Wyland. This happened.

October 6th, 2017

Sensation/Disorientation is headed to Bulgaria!

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SPOTLIGHT: USA,” a platform of American dance in Bulgaria, will feature U.S. dance companies in performances in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from March 26-28, 2018. SPOTLIGHT will introduce American dance companies to international dance professionals, increase cultural exchange and appreciation between the U.S. and Bulgaria, provide opportunities for American dance to be seen and embraced by international audiences, and lay the groundwork for sustained collaboration among the numerous countries that will attend.

Congratulations to the following American companies selected by the jury: Camille A. Brown & Dancers (New York, NY), CONTRA-TIEMPO (Los Angeles, CA), Dance Heginbotham (New York, NY), Degenerate Art Ensemble (Seattle, WA), <fidget> (Philadelphia, PA), Jonah Bokaer Choreography (New York, NY), Kate Wallich + The YC (Seattle, WA), Palissimo Company (New York, NY), and Tahni Holt Dance (Portland, OR).

November 1st, 2016

The Lucky Penny // FLOROMANCY // Atlanta

My music collaborator for both Sensation/Disorientation and Apple & Pomegranates, Luke Wyland ,and I had the pleasure of being is residence at The Work Room in Atlanta through The Lucky Penny. Learn more about these fine folk. They are radically changing the dance landscape in Atlanta and beyond.

During our stay we were asked to submit something of our experience for FLOROMANCY’s issue #7 (a on-line art platform). Here is a link: FLOROMANCY issue #7

To all the brave hearts of Atlanta-Thank you for your generosity. Until next time!

November 1st, 2016

Sensation/Disorientation

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TICKETS ON SALE: HERE  // JANUARY 18th-22nd, 2017

SENSATION/DISORIENTATION is an intimate dance for six multigenerational (15–60 year-old) female performers with audience seated in the round. It is a performative ritual that plays the negotiation between the visual logic of image-bound bodies and the organic logic of physically-bound bodies full of sensations. The work’s vitality is enacted through high-sensorial experiences and presence. Durational repetition and slow physical transformation play a vital role. Exhaustion ruptures familiar narratives while questions of labor and the individual, social and cultural female body are brought into the spotlight.

The Community: Choreographed by Tahni Holt along with performers: Tracy Broyles, Muffie Connelly, Carla Mann, Eliza Larson, Suzanne Chi and Aidan Hutapea. An original sound score by Luke Wyland with dramaturgy by Kate Bredeson. Lighting by Jeff Forbes and costumes by Alenka Loesch.

October 20th, 2015

apples & pomegranates

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FREE // A Day in Paradise // www.fallenfruit.org/a-day-in-paradise
Hope you can join me October 24th at 1pm and 3pm for a 20 minute solo. I am but one of many things happening that day in and around PAM as part of Fallen Fruit’s A Day in Paradise.

apples & pomegranates might build on the mythological idea of Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden (there might be a moment of this). It is a solo dance performance that walks the fault line between rejected female stereotypes and embodied expression (it might do this too), wrestling with first impressions, assumptions and associations, motherhood, sensationalism, emotionality, sexuality, connectivity, familial relationships, an image/time­bound body, and the body in the present moment. Sound Score and technical support by Luke Wyland

Other artists include: Natalie Ball, Bruce Conkle, Bill Cravis, Horatio Law, Aaron Lish, Jess Perlitz, DeAngelo Raines and Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young).

August 1st, 2014

Duet Love + NDP Touring Award Grant + performance dates

Tahni Holt is one of 10 selected dance artists from across the United States to receive an NDP Touring Award Grant for her most recent work, Duet Love. The NDP Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a highly competitive grant that supports projects through subsidizing artists fees and travel for touring. Thus far Duet Love has four touring partners: Velocity (Seattle), Pica (Portland), DiverseWorks (Houston) and The Lucky Penny (Atlanta). For more information on this grant please go to www.nefa.org

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Duet Love Tour:

Velocity Premier: September 4th-6th, Seattle:
http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/tahniholt/

PICA’s TBA Festival: September 13th-16th, Portland:
http://pica.org/programs/tba-festival/

DiverseWorks: Spring 2015

The Lucky Penny: Spring 2015