Skinner Kirk Dance Ensemble

"The dance between performers and set pieces is a rising and falling mystery, a visual banquet."
~ Oregon ArtsWatch

Production Details

  • Running Time: 57 minutes
  • Choreography: Eric Skinner
  • Music: Erik Friedlander, Osvaldo Golijov, Jeno Jando, Kid Loco, Arvo Part, Trent Reznor, Amon Tobin
  • Costumes: Eric Skinner & Daniel Kirk
  • Lighting: James Mapes
  • Dancers: Holly Shaw, Katarina Svetlova, Brennan Boyer, Eric Skinner, Daniel Kirk
  • Scenic Design: Eric Skinner, Sumi Wu
  • Premiere: BodyVox Dance Center, Portland, Oregon


  • "This is a vividly physical small company of dancers, taut and disciplined and elastic, attuned to traditional patterns but fully at ease with the contemporary approach of using the whole body as a fit vehicle for expression. "
    ~ Oregon ArtsWatch

Within The Lines (2014)

Conceptually motivated by the word 'fear,' Within The Lines incorporates ideas of tension, perspective, and space as defined by an ingenious set design of nine elastic straps stretched throughout the performing area. Solid though still malleable, the set affects the way bodies move and are perceived in space, expanding beyond the usual expectations for dance performance and viewing.

photos: Jim Lykins