Feb. 26 & 27 || GHOSTS + Snake Talk

A double bill of guest artists curated by Allie Hankins: GHOSTS by Asaf Aharonson & Ruairí Donovan (Berlin) and Snake Talk by Abby Crain, Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak (Oakland).

GHOSTS: “It’s about the bear.” “Which bear? The big bear? The star constellation? The homosexual archetype?” “No the bear that is waiting.”

Snake Talk: We ooze, leak, wander, tie ourselves in a knot, rip apart at the seams. We have forgotten the difference between kissing and eating.Read more

Feb. 19-20 || Cabaret Boris & Natasha

A lively constellation of short works by some of our region’s most inventive performers: a time-manipulating trio by Seattle-based dance artist Alyza DPM; a Beckettian solo by theater artist Amanda Boekelheide, sound experiments by the duo PANTING (evan Spacht + davis Hooker) a series of vignettes by writer/curator Stacey Tran, and a work-in-progress glimpse into an upcoming work by TopShakeDance. Plus– the most famous (un)talented batch of untrained male (non)dancers in the universe: the Boris & Natasha Dancers.Read more

RFP 2016 Alembic Residency

photos of 2015 Alembic Artists by Chelsea Petrakis Request for Proposals 2016 Alembic Resident Artist Program Deadline: Feb. 12, 2016 Residency Period: April 1, 2016-January 31, 2017 Alembic = apparatus used in alchemy or distilling. The word “alembic” is also used metaphorically for anything that refines or transmutes, as if by distillation (as in “the alembic of creative thought”).  PWNW || LAD invites artists working in original and contemporary time-based performance, whose work engages a strong movement, body or dance-based component, to applyRead more

A Solstice Dance || Give to PWNW

Dear friend of PWNW & Linda Austin Dance, As we close out a complex and rich 15th Anniversary Year, we are filled with gratitude at having been able to spend time with you. You helped us celebrate! You attended performances, fundraisers and parties. You offered resources of enthusiasm, time, money–and wine! All of this makes us tingle with excitement and confidence as we embark into another 15 years of avid experimentation in the live arts. ¡Gracias!  That was a collectiveRead more

Support PWNW at Year-End

What other organization in Portland presents such a multiplicity of boundary-busting and lively experimentation? You can be part of the action by by donating now to PWNW. http://pwnw-pdx.org/support/ photos: Brian Foulkes (header image) Takahiro Yamamoto, Jorge Izquierdo, Chelsea Petrakis, J.C. Schlechter, Jeff Forbes and Nateesh Podolske. Click on any photo to start slide show.Read more