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¡Ordena!

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - August 24 @ 7:00 pm

A performance food cart offering a menu of dancing dishes at the Portland Mercado on Friday and Saturday, August 23, 2024-August 24, 2024. The performance food cart will be open for “lunch” from 12 PM to 2 PM and “dinner” from 5 PM – 7 PM. Open to the public, diners can order specials like the “Romantic Platter” or “House Salad with Tango Dressing” delivered to their table and performed live by the artists of Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest. Stop by and order up with Heidi Duckler Dance Northwest!

The Portland Mercado bridges diverse cultures through food, art, and entertainment within the community of local businesses. It is a hub for Latino culture in Portland and an initiative of Hacienda CDC that provides affordable retail space for businesses to launch and grow. The market is a response to wealth disparities in the region and the strong community desire to have a center for commerce based on Latino heritage.

During the winter, Portland Mercado was severely impacted by the fire that burned through the main building. Multnomah county firefighters responded to the fire started in one of the small businesses located in the Market Hall. A few of the food cart vendors sustained significant damage and had to close temporarily. Hacienda CEO Ernesto Fonseca mentions on Oregon Live, “…On the upper floor, pipes are melted, electricity’s out, second floor windows exploded because of the heat. Everything is affected.” 10% of all proceeds from the performance cart will go towards construction costs for rebuilding the interior spaces at the Mercado which were damaged by the fire.

¡Ordena! was made possible with support from Prosper Portland, the Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest Board of Directors, and the Hacienda CDC (Community Development Corporation).

2024 ¡Ordena! Dancers:

Charles Roy

After studying dance and natural science at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Charles spent over a decade refining his work as a teacher, choreographer and an all-around entertainer in both the commercial and concert industry. These days, you can find Charles teaching workshops of his own design that tailor to advancing one’s overall wellness and deepening our connection to humanity. Collaborating with others is truly where he finds his purpose.

Suzanne Chi

Dancer, producer and filmmaker in Portland, OR. Her award-winning films have been screened both in the US and internationally. She is co-director of Muddy Feet Dance with Rachel Slater.

Carla Mann

Choreographing, teaching, and performing contemporary dance since 1983, Mann has been most recently commissioned by the Northwest Dance Project, Portland Taiko, and Ten Tiny Dances and is currently a member of Minh Tran and Company. She serves as professor and chair of the Dance Department at Reed College.

Daniel Giron

Originally from Veracruz Mexico, Daniel Giron aka “Papi Ada” (He / They) is a Model, Activist and well rounded dancer featured on HBO Max hit show LEGENDARY Season 3.

You may recognize Daniel from being immortalized as a meme with the floor performance in the sand heard ’round the world. Daniel uses his social media not only as a platform to educate on Ballroom culture, but to activate and create change through movement. They shatter gender norms and use their engagement as a means of resistance and equity within communities of Queer people of color.

Tony Carnell

Tony, originally from Boise Idaho began their dance training in 2009 at a local community center in boise. After just 2 years of training Tony was scouted by Ballet Idaho’s Academy directors while participating in a dance outreach program. After nearly 12 years of training and performing with the ballet, taking advantage of apprenticeships and training programs around the country, Tony was offered their very first official company position with Project Flux Dance Company under the direction of Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill. He has took on a number of professional opportunities in Idaho and abroad. Working as a principal performing artist with Idaho Dance Theater under the direction of Marla Hanson, Ballet Idaho under the direction of Garrett Anderson, LED under the direction of Lauren Edson, W’HIM W’HIM Dance Company under the direction of Oliver Weavers and OPEN SPACE under the direction and guidance of Franco Neito.

Barbara Lima

Originally from Veracruz Mexico, Daniel Giron aka “Papi Ada” (He / They) is a Model, Activist and well rounded dancer featured on HBO Max hit show LEGENDARY Season 3.

You may recognize Daniel from being immortalized as a meme with the floor performance in the sand heard ’round the world. Daniel uses his social media not only as a platform to educate on Ballroom culture, but to activate and create change through movement. They shatter gender norms and use their engagement as a means of resistance and equity within communities of Queer people of color.

Details

Start:
August 23 @ 12:00 pm
End:
August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ordena-tickets-928137683797

Organizer

Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest
Email
northwest@heididuckler.org
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