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Inhabit the Dream

February 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


We’re excited to present Inhabit the Dream, a site-specific performance that will premiere at the Keller Fountain on Friday, February 10th at 8:30 pm and Saturday, February 18th at 3 pm.

The performances will be open to the public and be featured as part of the 2023 PDX Winter Light Festival, with choreography by Heidi Duckler and including Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest dancers Barbara Lima, Charles Roy, and Carla Mann. Dancers will perform to original compositions written by renowned Portland composer and pianist Tom Grant.

Based on themes and choreography from Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest’s dance film of the same name, the eclectic piece will be brought to life as a live performance adaptation for the first time. The original film was commissioned by the Halprin Landscape Conservancy and was performed in the Keller Fountain, designed by architect Lawrence Halprin in Portland, Oregon.

Inhabit the Dream explores the ephemeral nature of dance and memory through light and time to cinematically construct afterimages–an image that continues to appear in the eyes after a period of exposure to the original image. These afterimages trace the dancer’s movement as they are marked in space. The dancers, like the water in the fountain, eventually evaporate. The unexpected and transient nature of the performance seeks to invigorate spectators and spark sudden connection between performers and audience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exciting and eccentric pop up performance and connect with Portland’s community, history, and art scene in a unique way.

Featuring choreography by Heidi Duckler and dancers Barbara Lima, Charles Roy, and Carla Mann.


February 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest
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Keller Fountain
SW 3rd Ave &, SW Clay St
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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