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(class) Moving Target Portland: Ayano Elson

My class invites movers and makers of all kinds. We will gently warm up using simple physical exercises and improvisation practices. Focusing on supporting and articulating the body’s architecture, we will dance together through guided scores and set material. Class aims to celebrate our unique selves moving, experimenting, and sharing space together.


Born in Okinawa, Japan, Ayano Elson is a choreographer and designer. Her choreographic work has been presented by AUNTS, Gibney Dance, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, and Roulette. Ayano has performed in works by Bell + Clixby, Kim Brandt, Jessica Cook, and devynn emory. A 2018 Movement Research Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color, Ayano will be showing new work at the Chocolate Factory this December. She will be performing regularly in Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions at the Museum of Modern Art through February 2019.

Later Event: October 22
(class) SPELL