Tuesday evening, a troupe of modern dancers weaved around the Wilder Goods Textile Art Studio in the Emerson, limbs creating threads of tension as textile artist Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis worked at a large loom.

Like in this rehearsal, dance, weaving and poetry will again collide Friday in a contemporary art piece “Woven” from 5 to 8 p.m. at the summer’s first Art Walk.

“I like to refer to it as a ‘happening,’” Rasile-Digrindakis said Tuesday. “It’s not necessarily a performance or an installation, but a thing that happens.”

To make it “happen,” Rasile-Digrindakis teamed with Wilder Goods owner Mariah Palmer and enlisted modern dance teachers Dana Albertson and Melissa Dawn and a group of students, including Palmer, Blair Bodie, Susanne Cowan, Danielle Jacobson, Sara Mannheimer and Helen Murphy.

“This event is my dream, bringing all my loves together: poetry, fiber, dance,” Palmer said.

It is also a celebration of Wilder Goods’ new Textile Art Studio, a collaborative space allowing for workshops and inspiration in a variety of creative expressions. On Saturday, Rasile-Digrindakis will teach a class in bundle-dying to create colored fabric, the first workshop in the space. But the vision is larger.

“I had a dream there was dancers in here,” Palmer said.

“Woven” starts with a line from a poem, “Home,” written by Palmer. From there, dancers weave through the space for three hours, using a background track and the percussive rhythm of the loom.

“The act of weaving is really intense on the body, especially during durational or endurance weaves” Rasile-Digrindakis said. “Arms, feet, the whole body is moving. It’s kind of like a dance in itself.”

Every 10 minutes, a new line will be read as a dancer enters the space. The public is invited to watch through the window or door to the hallway or Wilder Goods retail space.

While the modern dance is in many ways unscripted, the dancers to follow a score dictating certain actions and interactions. It is spontaneous within set parameters. In class with Albertson and Dawn, each dancer has worked on an individual phrase based on the poem to incorporate.

“It’s thinking about threads moving you through the space, responding to emotions and sound,” Dawn said.

Rasile-Digrindakis moved to Bozeman from New York, where she would create day-long pieces. In one, she set up on a rooftop, weaving at a loom while broadcasting the interaction of the sounds of her art with the city’s soundscape. Now working on an MFA at Montana State University, she has found herself on an island of sorts, blazing a path both within an art department lacking a textile program and a town without an established community of like artists. And even if the outcome is simply the piece of cloth woven during the three-hour happening, it’s a marker of time gone by and a success for Rasile-Digrindakis.

“I feel like the Bozeman contemporary art scene needs some bravery,” she said. “...Let’s just try it, put ourselves on display even if it’s practice or a rehearsal or an experiment.”

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Rachel Hergett can be reached at rhergett@dailychronicle.com or at 406-582-2603. Hergett is on Twitter at @hergett.