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Zip Zap Zoom

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A-WOL Studio (map) Northeast
Fri., Nov. 5, 6 & 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 6, 6 p.m., Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 13, 6 p.m. 2010

$10-20

A-WOL first staged Zip Zap Zoom in April, and now they mount it again in the company's new North Portland warehouse space under the shadow of the Fremont Bridge. Leave the house early (you'll need a few extra minutes to find the venue), but make sure you go, because the aerial dance in Zip Zap Zoom is appealing across the board. The acrobatics of aerial dance are perfect for staging comic-book action: The grace and gliding motion of the choreography is easy to imagine as panels coming to life. An apt comparison would be the wirework used in martial arts movies, in which the fighting is a dance in and of itself. For instance, there's a fight between a black dragon ninja and a blue-haired unicorn—in the air. Which is a perfect indication of Zip Zam Zoom's appeal: It's goofy, enthusiastic, beautiful, unique, and impossible to dislike. NED LANNAMANN

A-WOL Studio

2303 N Randolph, Portland, OR 97227
503-351-5182
http://www.awoldance.org

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  • Fri., Nov. 5, 6 & 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 6, 6 p.m., Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 13, 6 p.m. 2010
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