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Sunday, Aug. 10: "Ten Tiny Dances"


Tara Dyberg performs at "Ten Tiny Dances" inside Jazzbones in 2013. Photo courtesy of YouTube

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For those who haven't caught the buzz, Ten Tiny Dances is a stripped down format where 10 dance artists demonstrate astonishing inventiveness and variety on a 4-foot-by-4-foot stage - or about the size of a coffee table. Based out of Portland, the contemporary dance series has been adopted by many Northwest production companies, including Tacoma's MLKBallet. Ignoring the in-the-round, up-close theater experience and the fact it's held in a bar (Jazzbones), the coolest aspect of Ten Tiny Dances is the spatial constraint serves as a catalyst for creativity. Expect to see silly to serious improvised and rehearsed movement. Remember: heckling and betting will not be allowed. All proceeds benefit MLK Ballet's tuition-free dance training.

TEN TINY DANCES, 6 p.m., Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, $15 advance at, $20 door, $10 door for younger than 12,

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