Premier work by new Portland choreographer, Muffie Connelly


Induction Ceremony explores the physicality of the body in relation to the lines of intimacy and intimate relationships that blur during gestation, and continue postpartum.The obligations and necessary functions of the body and its parts, as a nurturing lifeline, are compared to the same bodily existence in a sexual context – the body as a means for pleasure. This dance performance features female performers wearing a range of repurposed pantyhose, exposing flesh and femininity as they move in and out of the extremes of bodily domination.

Portland choreographer Muffie Connelley presents this performance in collaboration with Happydog and local sound designer Eric Garcia on August 23 and 24 at 7:30pm at Studio 2@Zoomtopia on 810 SE Belmont in Portland, OR. Tickets are available at For more information please go here: