Tahni Holt is a choreographer, performer, teacher and organizer based in Portland OR. Her work and teachings have been throughout the United States. She has had the pleasure of being an Artist in Residence in Alaska, France, Greece and most recently in Romania. She is honored to be a NDP Touring Award recipient for her current work, Duet Love.
Duet Love premieres this fall at Velocity Dance Center on September 4th-6th, 2014. Holt is Executive Director of Portland's new dance center FLOCK: a dance center for movement exploration, creation and artistic practice.
While in residence at 10d, Holt works toward Duet Love's premiere. Duet Love performs love, lust and charged energy. Holt's latest work presents coupled bodies performing gendered states around the romantic premise of the “duet”. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team draw from iconic photographs of hetero couples to drive this inquiry into how bodies perform gender. If masculine and feminine are forces and factors, how do markers of gender inflect the movement, emotion and decisions of dancing bodies?
Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson.