Nine Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company members dance in a large studio with a wooden floor. They lay on the floor, sit, and stand, many raising arms above their heads. Four men wear white tee shirts patterned with a colorful design from a Kandinsky painting. Five women wear flowing blue tops, and four leggings with the Kandinsky pattern.

Photo by Kathy Coleman

The Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company (IAVDC) invites you to their 5th annual performances, “Chickens and Cheese Pizza,” May 5-7, 2017!

IAVDC is a unique cross disability and integrated youth/young adult dance company.  May performances will delve into a myriad of emotions of raw truths, sassiness, hope and humor expressing the full human experience in the Company’s innovative choreography.

Intriguing new repertoire:

“Moving Abstract” featuring musicians from Divergent Opera.
“Chicken Delight”.
“Generosity” choreographed by Arrow Bless.
“Wings” Choreographed by Rachel Esteve.
“Listless Frost” a trio about lost love.

Company dancers include Daric Anderson, Eleanor Baily, Arrow Bless, Ryan Blumhardt, Rachel Esteve, Peter Heiken, Addie Nelson, Monique Peloquin and Scott Selby.  Read more about the dancers.

Artistic Director Kathy Coleman.

Friday May 5: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Free community performance*
Friday May 5: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday May 6: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday May 7: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

*School and community groups are welcome to RSVP by email to attend our free performance:

Location: New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
N.E.W. is served by Trimet bus line 15.
Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Admission: $15, tickets available in advance and at the door.  Purchase a ticket in advance with a $15 PayPal contribution:

Access: Audio Description – Friday evening, ASL interpretation – Saturday evening and Sunday matinee.  All performances are wheelchair accessible.  To request an accommodation for a specific show time, or for more information, contact us at

“Dance gives me confidence to be myself and enjoy the things in life that matter to me.” Arrow Bless

Take a look at the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company’s past performances on Vimeo.

Four Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company members, Monique, Peter, Scott, and Addie, pose kneeling and standing on a sidewalk in front of a landscaped outdoor area.  Peter and Scott wear green tee shirts and neutral colored pants.  Monique and Addie wear velvet pink jackets over shiny black tank tops, and pink pants.  All four dancers wear large gold chains.

Photo by Kathy Coleman.

Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company performances are made possible by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, and support from you, our community.

IAVDC Funder Logos

A special thanks to our community for supporting these performances on Kickstarter:

Jean Battig
Arrow Bless
Kristin Bulger
Jamie Clark
Dave Coleman
Andrew Epstein
Harry Esteve
Jared Franz
Laurie Goss
Jane & Ken Gravel
Thea Gray
Kris Hunt
Kathleen Joy
Elizabeth Magee
Marjorie McGee
Laura Nash
Deanne Nelson
Amelia Opie
Launa Peloquin
Roni Prince
Darlene Reed
Merrill Rust
Ann Singer
Bruce and Robin Sullivan
J. Towstik
Dennis Walker