For Immediate Release
Local dance collective fuses jazz, African and ballet at October premiere
Visual expression of the diverse relationships that link our emotions, forming our identities
PORTLAND, ORE — September 22, 2010 — The local dance group, PDX Dance Collective,
debuts its full-length performance, linked., this October. linked. is a series of dance pieces
that fuse contemporary dance with jazz, African and ballet. The theme is relationships that
occur between friends, families, lovers, creatures, society and self. Sorrow, tenderness, hatred
and love interweave throughout the choreography, intimating the complexities that form our
Each member of the collective will debut their self-choreographed pieces, while performing the
other members’ pieces. Dance member Keyon Gaskin’s “A Dear John Letter to….” features a
custom string arrangement and live performance by Ilima Considine. Considine is also known
as the leader of The Sexbots, a local electro/indie band whose backup dancers have included
members of the collective.
linked., presented by PDX Dance Collective
With guest artist, Ilima Considine and the Sexbots
October 22 and 23, 2010
8 – 10 p.m.
Conduit Dance, Inc.
918 SW Yamhill Avenue, Suite 401
Suggested donation: $12
PDX Dance Collective’s mission is to provide innovative, theatrical dance experiences to
audiences in and around the Portland metro area. Founding members Rachael Singer and Elise
Ericksen (Portland Festival Ballet) have performed, choreographed and taught dance nationwide.
Other members include Keyon Gaskin, Katelyn Kollinzas, Amy Phillips (Polaris Dance Theatre),
Nicolette Reibold and Ismael Soñanes.