The Arcane Collective returns to Portland

BodyVox Dance Season December 2016The Arcane Collective, founded by independent dance artists Oguri and Morleigh Steinberg in 2011, returns to Portland with its latest production of ebb in December.


Known for producing contemporary dance works with “mesmerizing concentration and an urgent kinetic dexterity”, The Arcane Collective will continue its exploration into the quagmire of author Samuel Beckett’s trilogy of Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable, and his seminal work, Waiting for Godot.


Fueled by “playful futility”, ebb will weave a tale of feeble persistence that is “nostalgic, melancholic and touchingly humorous.”


Presented by BodyVox, The Arcane Collective will perform December 8, 9 and 10 at the BodyVox Dance Center. For more information, visit


Photo: Arcane Collective. Photo by Morleigh Steinberg.