The Harlequin Hipsters is a collaborative performance collective whose aim is to honor, celebrate, and continue to evolve the rich
heritage of American social dance. Through the synthesis and reimagining of social and contemporary dance, clown, circus and
Vaudeville disciplines, we craft experiences that invoke in our audiences a spirit of dance, play, and wonder. The members of our
group come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines; from ballet and musical theater to stilt walking and figure skating, swing
and hip-hop. Organizations performed and trained with include ACT Theater, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Moisture Festival, Pacific
Northwest Ballet, Northwest Folklife, Teatro Zinzanni, University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Veronica Mendonca and VAM, SANCA, Potion Dance Company, The Erotic Ball, Dream Science Circus,
Circus Contraption and the Oregon Country Fair.