Documentary maker Eric Nordstrom has made Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present. It records the family tree of performers, choreographers and presenters between the 1960s and now. Modern dance under all its names is a small corner of the performance world. It is expensive to maintain a large warm space with a good floor in cities afflicted by real estate speculation while at he same time it needs a large population to attract the small percentage of people interested to be audience. Performance careers are often short, as in sports, but the pay for dancers is little to none. Nordstrom has captured the narrative of many of those who made, and make, the dance dream in Portland.
Moving History nwfilm.org/films/moving-history-portland-contemporary-dance-past-and-present/ at the Portland Art Museum - NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park 6PM reception 7 film $9