PORT

PORT (Peer Organized Regional Touring) is a touring initiative to support increased performance and engagement opportunities for West Coast contemporary dance companies. The program was developed in response to the lack of touring opportunities for small and mid-sized dance companies, and with the desire of connecting the otherwise isolated dance communities on the west coast.

In its pilot year, FACT/SF, the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, ODC Theater, and the LA Theatre Center are working together to present a shared-evening of new works in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

PORT 2017, San Francisco
September 14-16, 2017
ODC Theater
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PORT 2017, Los Angeles
September 29-30, 2017
LA Theatre Center
Tickets on sale soon

PORT 2017 is supported by FACT/SF's and LACDC's individual donors, with additional support from ODC Theater.

How it works

On a shared-evening, FACT/SF and LACDC will each present one new work. These works will premiere in San Francisco, and two weeks later tour to Los Angeles. In San Francisco, FACT/SF will host LACDC at ODC Theater. In Los Angeles, LACDC will host FACT/SF at the LA Theatre Center.

Each host company is responsible for local production costs, and each visiting company is responsible for their own touring costs. By sharing the evenings together, both companies can increase their regional reach and impact without taking on significant financial risk.

Following PORT 2017, FACT/SF and LACDC aim to expand the program to include Portland and Seattle, and ultimately Vancouver and San Diego as well. Ultimately, our goal is for PORT to become a touring platform and model available to all west coast contemporary dance companies.