All 4 1

In its long, varied history, it’s been a meeting hall, a church, a studio, and a theater. But throughout all those identities, Washington Hall has had a great dance floor. So springy and resilient (if you timed your jumps just right), it'll bounce along with you like a trampoline, boosting you back into the air. When tenant On the Boards left for new digs in 1998, dance at Washington Hall took a long hiatus, but now it’s back. The All 4 1 “dancepalooza,” presented by DASS Dance,features choreography from that company's Daniel Wilkins in addition to Evergreen City Ballet, Dance Ensemble Northwest, and several other regional groups. They'll be bouncing on the wooden floor, while burlesque-influenced performers The Aerialistas will be dangling from the ceiling overhead. It just goes to show that there can be new life in 103-year-old timbers. SANDRA KURTZ

Fri., April 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 23, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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