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Tag: Ten Tiny Dances

June
7th

Ten Tiny Dances is back at Jazzbones, thanks to Tacoma’s MLKBallet

MLKBallet returns this weekend with Ten Tiny Dances, the evening of dance performance confined to a four-by-four-foot stage that they’ve produced in the past to great success. While the venues have varied from Annie Wright Great Hall to the SOTA theater, this Sunday it’s back at Jazzbones nightclub, where the audience surrounds the stage and the atmosphere’s relaxed.

Begun 10 years ago at a Portland bar and still produced by Portland choreographer Mike Barber, Ten Tiny Dances challenges dancers to invent solos, duos, even trios and quartets lasting around eight minutes each on a platform just

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June
3rd

Critic’s Picks: Maritime Gig Harbor Festival, two Tacoma tapestry shows, “Dances with Dancers” at Pantages and Ten Tiny Dances at Jazzbones

Maritime Gig Festival

Join in the fun, food, festivities and everything watery at the annual Maritime Gig Festival in Gig Harbor this weekend. Events include Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Grand Parade and Round Rock Contest, plus this year’s pirate theme. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5. Free. Along Harborview Drive (near waterfront, between Pioneer Way and Rosedale Street, park on Pioneer Way), Gig Harbor. 253-851-6865, full schedule at www.maritimegig.com

Two Tacoma Tapestry shows

Tacoma becomes tapestry central this weekend, with two shows in two venues highlighting work from both local and national artists. At the Handforth

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May
14th

Critic’s Picks: Second City chamber and jazz, father-son poetry duo at King’s, Ten Tiny Dances and ArtWalk

Second City plays Soirée chamber music

Local musicians mix up Haydn chamber trios with Claude Bolling’s jazz trios for violin and flute combinations in this last season concert for Second City Chamber Series. 7:30 p.m. May 14. $35/$30/$15. Great Hall, Annie Wright School, 827 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-TUNE, www.scchamberseries.org

Father-son poetry duo read at King’s

The Puget Sound Poetry Connection presents father-son poet team Willis and Tony Barnstone at a reading for its Distinguished Writers Series. Both highly published, the Barnstones are also academics: Willis at Indiana University and Tony at Whittier College. 7 p.m. May 14. Free.

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