Rainbow Dance Theatre
“deeply satisfying…..combines artful stagecraft with physical prowess…in intricate, balance-shifting acrobatic maneuvers.” Seattle Times
Founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1991, Rainbow Dance Theatre (RDT) has been based in Monmouth, Oregon since 2000. The Company has toured throughout the world, performing in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada, and Mexico to widespread critical and popular acclaim. At the invitation of the United States Pavilion, the Company presented four standing-room-only performances at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. Other international festival performances include the Second International Dance Festivals in Taegu and Pusan, South Korea,
The Company and its Artistic Directors have received numerous grants and awards including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Atherton Family Foundation, Fred Meyer Foundation, Persis Corporation, and MJI Broadcasting. Rainbow Dance Theatre was most recently awarded a $125,000 Creative Heights Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to create an original dance work incorporating motion tracking technology allowing the projected images to respond to the dancers in real-time during the performance, and utilizing smart phone communication to incorporate images and/or text from audience members into the work during the live performance, creating a new vehicle for audience participation in an artistic work.