Friday, April 4, 2003


Ten Tiny Dances Packs a lot of Movement

By Catherine Thomas

Mike Barber's "Ten Tiny Dances,"T a roving cabaret on an extremely small stage, converges on the Pearl District for its latest incarnation. Expect the usual (10 choreographers, 4-by-4-foot stage, party atmosphere with lots of libations) and the not-so-usual (bungee cords and Buster Keaton).

Barber will keep the good vibes flowing with live music and a new dance every 15 minutes, and guest artists from Seattle round out a cadre of local notables.

This installation benefits Barber's June premiere of "TD.O.A.: Dancing on the Atlantic" a full-evening aerial and modern dance work about failed sea travels from Ireland.