Bloom: Inclusive Arts Vibe Performance
Saturday, May 14th 7pm
Sunday, May 15th 3pm
Location: Zoomtopia 810 SE Belmont
Bloom will feature new work, including three solos, and bring back old favorites “Purpabulous” and “Rippling Wings.”
Inclusive Arts Vibe (IAV) Dancers:
Rachel is a senior at Cleveland High School and has Down syndrome. She has been an IAV dancer since 2007. Hip hop is her favorite kind of dance. She says, “Dance is my life”.
Choe is 20 years old and has Down syndrome. She has been an IAV dancer since 2007. She feels energized when she dances. She often thinks of her favorite TV show when she dances.
Amy is 19 years old and attends the Community Transition Program for PPS (Green Thumb). She has been an IAV dancer since 2010. She dances for fun and exercise. Her favorite dance is hip hop. She feels proud of herself when she performs.
Brendon is 18 and is in the Jefferson High School Transition Program through Grant High School. He loves the social aspect of dance and being with the other dancers. Brendon has been an IAV dancer since 2008.
Margot is 19 years old. She has been an IAV dancer since 2009. She enjoys music and dance. Margot says, “Dance makes me less stressed and it is good exercise”.
Onya has lived in Portland for 3 years now and she loves it. She volunteers at her church feeding about 600 people. She is taking a new interest in learning Korean language. Dancing solo is what makes her happy.
Rahma is a Muslim girl who has grown up in America. She likes poetry because it helps her express her feelings through writing. She is 17 years old.