August 15 || PWNW 15th Anniversary Pinball Party with Naming Rights Auction

Performance Works NorthWest Celebrates 15 Years! With pinball, performative toasts, the Boris & Natasha Dancers and a NAMING RIGHTS AUCTION On August 15, 2015, with doors opening at 7pm, Performance Works NorthWest honors 15 years of avid experimentation, artist development and performance in its Foster/Powell location with a party and fundraiser hosted by Late Now avant-variety talk show host Leo Daedalus. The party features pinball, a series of “performative toasts,” a reunion of Boris & Natasha Dancer alums, beer, tamales,Read more

August 7 & 8 || (Un)Made Solo Relay #6 GRAND FINALE

August 7 & 8 at 8pm Friday and Saturday Performance Works NW 4625 SE 67th Ave. between Foster & Holgate $10 in advance at brownpapertickets or at the door. Join us for the grand finale of a six-month adventure in the making, unmaking, transmitting, transforming and distilling of performance material (movement, tasks, objects, text and vocals) and the performative self. Linda Austin‘s solo performed last March has been passed along, telephone-game style and now comes back full circle to Linda. PLUSRead more

July 24 || Fun/Fuck

FUN/FUCK = 2 duets of the same score. Friday July 24 // TWO SHOWS!!! 8pm + 9pm $10 Performance Works Northwest // 4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR 97206 tix available at door :: for reservations :: Takahiro Yamamoto & Lucy Yim are joined by Linda Austin & Karen Nelson in a night of exploring both the shape & power of Fun & Fuck. This improvised score came to be during a residency on Vashon Island, hosted by KarenRead more

July 10 & 11 || (Un)Made Solo Relay #5: Jen Hackworth + Tahni Holt

July 10 & 11, 2015 || Friday & Saturday at 8pm Performance Works NW || 4625 SE 67th Ave. Tickets: $10 Limited seating! Buy advance tickets at In Leg #5 of the (Un)Made Solo Relay Series, Jen Hackworth replays Robert Tyree who replayed Linda K. Johnson, who replayed keyon gaskin, who replayed Linda Austin‘s original solo. Tahni Holt replays Nancy Ellis who replayed Matthew Shyka, who replayed Jin Camou, who replayed Linda––all perfectly imperfect iterations of a dance brimming with unpredictable perceptual,Read more

June 26-28 || Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theatre’s ICONS

Featuring choreography by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Uriah Boyd and Jamie Minkus Friday, June 26th at 7pm Saturday at June 27th 7pm Sunday June 28th at 5pm Performance Works NorthWest || 4625 SE 67th Ave. $12 in advance or $15 at the door Photo above by Matthew Yeoman. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE. Icon 1) a person who is the object of extreme devotion  2) a visible representation of something abstract  3.) widely known and extremely talked about Rejoice: Diaspora Dance TheaterRead more

June 12-13 || (Un)Made Solo Relay #4: Nancy Ellis + Robert Tyree

(Un)Made Solo Relay Leg #4 ⇾ Nancy Ellis + Robert Tyree⇾ June 12 & 13 || Friday & Saturday at 8pm Performance Works NW || 4625 SE 67th Ave. Tickets: $10 Limited seating! Buy advance tickets at The (Un)Made Solo Relay began in March with Linda Austin performing a dance brimming with unpredictable perceptual, physical, textual and emotional currents. Plus just a few objects! Now it’s Nancy Ellis and Robert Tyree’s turn to perform their own perfectly imperfect version, replaying what they have remembered, misremembered and adaptedRead more