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OPEN SPACE Open Space is a creative container for dance and movement where everyone is welcome! Let's be bold, embrace our realness, and move together.

Come embrace wonder, move freely, and explore your body in a judgment-free zone where curiosity is encouraged and play is the way. Open Space was created and founded by Franco Nieto who wanted to bring an accessible dance space to his community in the spirit of collaboration. Franco's lifelong career in dance has prepared him to create programs that offer rigorous dance training at every level. Pe

Come embrace wonder, move freely, and explore your body in a judgment-free zone where curiosity is encouraged and play is the way. Open Space was created and founded by Franco Nieto who wanted to bring an accessible dance space to his community in the spirit of collaboration. Franco's lifelong career in dance has prepared him to create programs that offer rigorous dance training at every level. Pe

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✨UPDATE✨ This Week Class Schedule// Last week of CLASSES before 2023// Drop-In $15 ✨✨✨✨Hope to see some familiar faces t...
12/20/2022

✨UPDATE✨ This Week Class Schedule//

Last week of CLASSES before 2023//

Drop-In $15
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Hope to see some familiar faces this week!

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This Week Class Schedule// Last week of CLASSES before 2023// Drop-In $15 ✨✨✨✨Hope see some familiar faces this week! ❄️...
12/19/2022

This Week Class Schedule//

Last week of CLASSES before 2023//

Drop-In $15
✨✨✨✨

Hope see some familiar faces this week!

❄️✌🏽💖

Good Morning 😃! We woke up like this… 😳The window was SMASHED, nothing was taken. (🙏🏽) We’re getting it boarded up today...
12/17/2022

Good Morning 😃!

We woke up like this… 😳The window was SMASHED, nothing was taken. (🙏🏽)

We’re getting it boarded up today!

Please HELP🫣, if you can!

🌎 www.OPENSPACE.dance/ fundart

✨Venmo// Open-Space

Any contribution adds up with friends and community!!!

THANK YOUUUU✌🏽

Please// Sharing is Caring💖

Happpy Birrrrthday to Company Artist// ✨Elise! Your power, joy of life, eagerness to learn, and you being straight up th...
11/28/2022

Happpy Birrrrthday to Company Artist// ✨Elise!

Your power, joy of life, eagerness to learn, and you being straight up the nicest human are loved here at Open Space!

Conffeti Head 🎉🤯:

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You comin?! Don’t miss out on a evening of winter feel goods! Bringing together Open Spaces Company, The School,  and sp...
11/22/2022

You comin?!

Don’t miss out on a evening of winter feel goods!

Bringing together Open Spaces Company, The School, and special guests of our community!!! It’s a party on stage.

Link in bio// Tickets 🎟️// Details

Family Fun for Everyone ✌🏽

🖼️

Get WILD & FREE//👽EXPLORE with artists from Batsheva, LINES, Post Ballet, LED, SALT,  L-E-V & Open Space 4 DAYS// of Res...
11/18/2022

Get WILD & FREE//👽

EXPLORE with artists from Batsheva, LINES, Post Ballet, LED, SALT, L-E-V & Open Space

4 DAYS// of Research, Creation and taping into ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Winter🥶 Open Space Camp//
DEC 27-30

APPLY TODAY// Save $50 by Dec 3//

💥EXPAND
💥EXPLORE
💥TRAIN

Your body is an instrument of exponential artistic possibilities. Our faculty at Open Space Camp will facilitate each dancer's journey toward personal growth. By offering a safe space to delve into our collective untapped potential, we will explore multiple movement vocabularies, CO-create, and aspire towards a honest and collaborative experience!

For ASPIRING PROS & PROFESSIONALS//

Ages 16+

For more info// Link in Bio// 👇
www.OPENSPACE.dance/workshops

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bloom. Has its debut on the BIG stage TODAY!!!  This duet by Artistic Director Franco Nieto has been selected by Palm De...
11/12/2022

bloom.

Has its debut on the BIG stage TODAY!!!

This duet by Artistic Director Franco Nieto has been selected by Palm Desert Choreography Festival to be performed amongst other talented artists TONIGHT!!!

Big Mered to Company Artist//



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Sneak peeks to our upcoming!! SHOW POSTER!NOT-cracker ( not a nutcracker 😜) Dec10+11Tickets 🎟 Available SOON!🖼:
10/25/2022

Sneak peeks to our upcoming!! SHOW POSTER!

NOT-cracker ( not a nutcracker 😜)

Dec10+11

Tickets 🎟 Available SOON!

🖼:

Another, HAPPPPPPYYYYYBBBIIIRRTTHHHDAYYY to this ⭐️Company Artist//  We are so thankful for you!! We love your dynamic, ...
10/22/2022

Another, HAPPPPPPYYYYYBBBIIIRRTTHHHDAYYY to this ⭐️

Company Artist//

We are so thankful for you!! We love your dynamic, sultry presents on stage. You’re kind, giving and also super funny!!! 😘

Photo:

Just a beautiful moment… Captured from [ boundaries ] rehearsal  📸  Company Artists//
10/19/2022

Just a beautiful moment…

Captured from [ boundaries ] rehearsal

📸

Company Artists//




09/07/2022

🚨NEW CLASS🚨

You’ve asked, We’ve HEARD, we got an AMAZING teacher to teach BEGINNING BALLET✨

Thurs// 6:30pm

Weather you want a stretch✨, learn basics✨, build length and strength✨, go on your TIP TOES 🩰 or just always wanted to TRY ballet, this class is for YOU🙌🏽

Come join this FALL🍂 into DANCE SESSION 🥳👏🏽💖✨

NEW class price// $15

Link in Bio// register!

09/06/2022

These moments of SHARING after class, are EVERYTHING!

Thank you for sharing your solo today!!

💖

09/01/2022

Feeling Dramatic?! Me? 🧐Nahhhh, well?…. Yah 👌🏽

Turn your DRAMA into DANCE! We love FEELERS!
Join the Young Artists Co. through The School at Open Space!

•Learn NEW WORK!
•Perform IT!
•Grow as an ARTIST!
•Train w/ the LEADING TEACHERS who are making a CHANGE in this INDUSTRY!

Register TODAY ONLINE 🌍

The School Starts// SEP6

✨Financial Scholarships✨ AVAILABLE// you want to dance we want to work with you!

😜✌🏽💖

Don’t to FORGET to SHARE!

Dancers:
Young Artist Co.

Chreo:
Artistic Director, Franco Nieto

✨Excel in your TRAINING//✨Engage in your COMMUNITY// The School at Open Space  offers professional dance training and fo...
08/31/2022

✨Excel in your TRAINING//
✨Engage in your COMMUNITY//

The School at Open Space offers professional dance training and fosters artistic development through collaboration, inclusiveness and performance//

Registration is OPEN// 😜

Can’t wait to MEET you!!

✌🏽😜🌦

Link in Bio// click 👉 The School 🌎

✨Financial Aid✨ AVAILABLE // We believe if YOU want to DANCE, we want to WORK w/ YOU 💖

👆Please email// 👇[email protected] 📧 for inquiries🥳

Come Join The Fam! Are you interested in becoming an Young Artist? Come FIND YOURSELF in DANCE at Open Space💖✨Train ✨Lea...
08/30/2022

Come Join The Fam!

Are you interested in becoming an Young Artist?

Come FIND YOURSELF in DANCE at Open Space💖

✨Train
✨Learn
✨Create
✨Move
✨Explore
✨Expand

BE YOU!

Open Space gives you PROFESSIONAL TRAINING w/ out the Toxicity.

Register TODAY!

✨Financial Scholarships are available✨

Email 📧 [email protected] // for any 🧐 questions

08/28/2022

WE BACK! Free Open Ballet// for MOVERS😜 w/

Tues// 10am
.dance

Register Online 🌎
or JUST SHOW UP!

Class is to build community in our Portland Dance World//

Can’t wait to see Y’ALL again✨🥰💖

💖✌🏽💖✌🏽

08/02/2022
This 👏🏽 JUST 👏🏽 IN👏🏽  &  .log are both performing solo works at SUMMER SOUP 🥣 Come enjoy a night of LIVE DANCE, summer a...
07/19/2022

This 👏🏽 JUST 👏🏽 IN👏🏽

& .log are both performing solo works at SUMMER SOUP 🥣

Come enjoy a night of LIVE DANCE, summer and friends!

Tickets are ✨ONLY✨ $25 + a FREE drinky🍹

Like anything if Money is tight, please 💖reach out to [email protected] Let’s figure something out!

ART deserves to be SEEN 👀

😜✌🏽

What is Summer Soup???It’s a Dance Show that brings different FLAVORS together to make one delish dish 🤤🥣☀️Open Space is...
07/14/2022

What is Summer Soup???

It’s a Dance Show that brings different FLAVORS together to make one delish dish 🤤🥣☀️

Open Space is proud to present a collaborative *new* show with our sister company LED from Boise, Idaho Directed by Lauren Edson, LED is bringing their newest work, Fresh Cuts, which premiered last month with Open Space artists Tony Carnell , Colleen Loverde and Franco Nieto

Nieto will be sharing his newest creation featuring Michael Arellano in addition to his hit duet Confetti Head 🎉🤯 from our recent show, sheen.

Summer Soup will also feature street dancer Uno from Tokyo, as well as other special guests.

Performance will be in the round at our Creative Container in Kenton !

$25 tickets
Includes a free drinky 🍹🧉🍷

✨Summer Soup✨Bringing different FLAVORS together to make one delish dish  🤤🥣☀️💖OPEN SPACE DANCE+   +FRIENDSDance Show👏🏽J...
07/12/2022

✨Summer Soup✨

Bringing different FLAVORS together to make one delish dish 🤤🥣☀️💖

OPEN SPACE DANCE
+

+
FRIENDS

Dance Show👏🏽
July 28-30
7:30pm

$25// Plus a free drinky 🍹
LIMITED seating//

TIX 🎟 ONLINE! ! !

At OPEN SPACE Creative Container//
8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

07/07/2022

🚨PORTLAND🚨 This is not a drill, the LEGENDARY DANCE EXTRAORDINAIRE is teaching a POP-UP✨Jazz Class!!!! 💖💖💖

JULY 11// 6pm 🙌🏽
$20 Drop-in
Sign Up// Limited Spots 👀

Link in Bio// 🌎 Online 👇👇👇
OPENSPACE.dance

Spread the NEWS 📰 🎉🥰

06/21/2022

✨Contemporary Workshop✨
w/ a focus on floor work//

Sawako Oga//

WED JUNE 22// ONLY
7:15pm

Register Online 🌎

sheen. ✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is ...
06/16/2022

sheen.

✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is the work of Keelan Whitmore, a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Tanz Theater Münster. Their work explores the archetypal hero, deriving inspiration from ancient mythologies, spiritual traditions, and literary histories. Franco Nieto, the artistic director of Open Space Dance and a Princess Grace Award winner, will showcase two works: Sheen, a duet that navigates each individual’s confined relationship to the pandemic; and terremoto waves, which investigates the concepts of a constantly changing environment. Co-Founder and School Director Charlene Hannibal will also present new works for the dancers of Open Space’s Young Artists Co. Hannibal’s Noctambulist is set to two Chopin Nocturnes and plays with the idea of “sleep-dancing” and the fractured yet seemingly real interactions we have in our dreams. 

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

Company Artist//

.doone

.evans


.ridgell
.n


sheen. ✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is ...
06/16/2022

sheen.

✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is the work of Keelan Whitmore, a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Tanz Theater Münster. Their work explores the archetypal hero, deriving inspiration from ancient mythologies, spiritual traditions, and literary histories. Franco Nieto, the artistic director of Open Space Dance and a Princess Grace Award winner, will showcase two works: Sheen, a duet that navigates each individual’s confined relationship to the pandemic; and terremoto waves, which investigates the concepts of a constantly changing environment. Co-Founder and School Director Charlene Hannibal will also present new works for the dancers of Open Space’s Young Artists Co. Hannibal’s Noctambulist is set to two Chopin Nocturnes and plays with the idea of “sleep-dancing” and the fractured yet seemingly real interactions we have in our dreams. 

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

Company Artist//

.doone

.evans


.ridgell
.n


sheen. ✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is ...
06/16/2022

sheen.

✨Open Space Dance✨ presents a collective reflection on the past, present, and future. Featured in the concert is the work of Keelan Whitmore, a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Tanz Theater Münster. Their work explores the archetypal hero, deriving inspiration from ancient mythologies, spiritual traditions, and literary histories. Franco Nieto, the artistic director of Open Space Dance and a Princess Grace Award winner, will showcase two works: Sheen, a duet that navigates each individual’s confined relationship to the pandemic; and terremoto waves, which investigates the concepts of a constantly changing environment. Co-Founder and School Director Charlene Hannibal will also present new works for the dancers of Open Space’s Young Artists Co. Hannibal’s Noctambulist is set to two Chopin Nocturnes and plays with the idea of “sleep-dancing” and the fractured yet seemingly real interactions we have in our dreams. 

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

Company Artist//

.doone

.evans


.ridgell
.n


YOUNG ARTIST Co. Come see them PERFORM w/ the Company, JUN17// Sheen. World Premiere//  Get your TICKETS!! Link In BioTr...
06/14/2022

YOUNG ARTIST Co.

Come see them PERFORM w/ the Company, JUN17//

Sheen.

World Premiere//

Get your TICKETS!! Link In Bio

Truly a show not to be missed!

06/13/2022

SHOW WEEK!!!!

sheen.

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!!

Come see Portland’s NEW dance company and the Young Artist Co. of the School share the STAGE!

TICKETS 🎟// link in bio

Choreo// ‘taramoto waves’
by AD
Dancer// .n


06/11/2022
1 WEEK till SHOW DAY!

ONE WEEK// Till show time!

Take the hop to the mysterious and exotic city of Vancouver, Wa 😜

Theatre is READY, for this group of talented DANCERS!!

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

sheenn.

World Premiere of International Choreographer former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨

With NEW DANCE WORK by Franco Nieto, Princess Grace Award Winner , and Charlene Hannibal, Co-Founder and School Directer of Open Space.

TICKETS 🎟 ON SALE!
Link in Bio//

Company Artist//

.doone

.evans


.ridgell
.n


06/06/2022

2 weeks till SHOW TIME!!!

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

Come see The Company + The Young Artist co. SHARE💖 the stage TOGETHER for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!!!!

Premiering NEW WORK by former dancer of Alonzo King LINES Ballet and international Choreographer//

TICKETS ONLINE🌍
Link in Bio// 🙌🏽

06/04/2022

New// OPEN SPACE PROMO ✨

Find yourself in DANCE//

💖💥💖💥💖💥💖💥

Company Artists in this Vid:








THANK YOU 🙏🏽
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sheen. JUN17JUN17 JUN17World Premiere of International Choreographer  former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨ With...
06/02/2022

sheen.

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

World Premiere of International Choreographer former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨

With NEW DANCE WORK by Franco Nieto, Princess Grace Award Winner, and Charlene Hannibal, Co-Founder and School Directer of Open Space.

Come see BOTH the Company and our Young Artists share a stage TOGETHER at the Royal Durst Theatre, ONE NIGHT ONLY! JUN17// 7:30pm

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

sheen. JUN17JUN17 JUN17World Premiere of International Choreographer  former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨ With...
06/02/2022

sheen.

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

World Premiere of International Choreographer former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨

With NEW DANCE WORK by Franco Nieto, Princess Grace Award Winner, and Charlene Hannibal, Co-Founder and School Directer of Open Space.

Come see BOTH the Company and our Young Artists share a stage TOGETHER at the Royal Durst Theatre, ONE NIGHT ONLY! JUN17// 7:30pm

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

05/30/2022
“What we Learned”

sheen.

JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

World Premiere of International Choreographer former dancer of ✨Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet✨

With NEW DANCE WORK by Franco Nieto, Princess Grace Award Winner, and Charlene Hannibal, Co-Founder and School Directer of Open Space.

Come see BOTH the Company and our Young Artists share a stage TOGETHER at the Royal Durst Theatre, ONE NIGHT ONLY! JUN17// 7:30pm

Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!
Link in Bio (click 💥 performances)
www.OPENSPACE.dance 🌎

05/29/2022

✨NEW CREATION// by Franco Nieto✨

sheen.
JUN17
JUN17
JUN17

One Night ONLY!
Featuring a WORLD PREMIERE of International Choreographer Keelan Whitmore
+
Franco Nieto

Charlene Hannibal

7:30pm// Royal Durst Theatre
Vancouver, Wa

Dancers:

We believe not only to create Technicians but most importantly FEELERS! Level 2// Tech Check// The School at Open SpaceT...
05/22/2022

We believe not only to create Technicians but most importantly FEELERS!

Level 2// Tech Check// The School at Open Space

Thank you for Facilitating these Little Artists, Contemporary Class. So GOOD!

✨CONGRATS!!! ✨The School at Open Space’s 1st 🥇 TECH CHECK (technique)🙌🏽🙏🏽👏🏽 👇The Young Artists, had a set class for the ...
05/21/2022

✨CONGRATS!!! ✨
The School at Open Space’s 1st 🥇 TECH CHECK (technique)🙌🏽🙏🏽👏🏽 👇

The Young Artists, had a set class for the last month in both Ballet and Contemporary. Yesterday they shared the classes with the Directors and couple ✨fan girl alums✨

The classes were HARD😅and rigorous and they ALL rose to the occasion! Not one gave up and everyone cheered each other on!!!Franco, didn’t cry 😭 until the 3rd combination, big improvements.

We couldn’t be more PROUD of this crew, and how much they have accomplished and still keep growing!

Enjoy your WEEKEND & rest! We’ll dive into rehearsals for our // SHOW JUNE 17// starting Monday!

This WEEKS SCHED// 👉Check it 🔮Nothing better then having a sweaty friend to DANCE next too 😜Link in Bio// Pre Register🙌🏽...
05/15/2022

This WEEKS SCHED// 👉

Check it 🔮

Nothing better then having a sweaty friend to DANCE next too 😜

Link in Bio// Pre Register🙌🏽

🌎www.OPENSPACE.dance

✨Did you register yet? ✨LAST SUNDAY// of The 2 Series Contemporary Workshop// w/  MAY15// 1:30pm (at the Station)“Collee...
05/14/2022

✨Did you register yet? ✨

LAST SUNDAY// of The 2 Series Contemporary Workshop// w/

MAY15// 1:30pm
(at the Station)

“Colleen’s classes are crafted to cultivate an active awareness of alignment, clear focus, and continuous expansion of the body’s expression”

Link in Bio// Register

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Polaris Dance Theatre presents Groovin' Greenhouse 2022. We are back hosting live performance as the dance hub for Fertile Ground Festival of New Works! Each performance has a unique lineup and we're only 4 days away from opening night!

We are honored to present work from:
Polaris Dance Theatre - Dance for Film
Sweta Ravisankar – South Indian Classical Dance
Flo Buddenbaum + Meghan McClure + Grace Turner – Aerial
OPEN SPACE dance
Izohnny
Jordan Kriston

We have in-person and livestream ticketing options. Reserve your seat early! Purchase tickets here: https://polarisdance.org/groovin-greenhouse/

Photo Credit (from Top, Left to Right): Stephanie Yao, Jimson Chalissery, Jason Hill, Michel Sarda, Kirstan Kelly Williams, Unknown

Dancer Credits (from Top, Left to Right): Flo Buddenbaum, Sweta Ravisankar, Colleen Loverde, Jordan Kriston, Cardin Chung, Johnny Nuriel + Isaiah Esquire
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