Dec. 9-11 || I’d Like to Get to Know You

I’d Like to Get to Know You is inspired by The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Preliminary Findings, which is commonly known as The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. The goal of this research was to create temporary feelings of closeness between same or cross-sex pairings. In I’d like to Get to Know You our goal is to foster a sense of intimacy within our community, which at times consists of strangers, political allies and opponents, friends, coworkers and many others. Read more

Dec. 15-17 || Complicated Women || Katie Scherman

Complicated Women, featuring dancers Jess Zoller, Faith Morrison, and Katie, explores the collective experience of being a woman; through wonder, depth, and complexity.

Over the past two years, Katie has found herself constantly coming back to femininity in the studio; questioning and investigating how to translate the never ending self-dialogue. The work examines narcissism, vulnerability, obsession, grace, self sabotage, and power. Katie finds the conversation to be relevant and vital to her practice as an art maker and as a woman.Read more

Dec. 18 || GIFTS

PWNW presents a screening of GIFTS, a 65 minute film by Nichola Bruce centering on a 10-year project by U.K. artist Clare Whistler. Clare’s project was inspired by eight objects that were traditionally given in England to welcome a new child into the world: Egg, Coal, Evergreen, Salt, Candle, Bread,Coin and Silver.

Each symbolic gift was the theme of a public event created by Clare in collaboration with leading artists, musicians, poets and documented from 2005-2015 by established filmmakers. GIFTS is an interpretation of the eight events, directed by Nichola Bruce. The film brings together English traditions of ritual and landscape.Read more

Dec. 2-4 || A Turbulence of Muses

December 2-4 at 8pm A Turbulence of Muses: A symbolist ritual Fri/Sat/Sunday 8pm sharp Doors open 7:45pm. No entry after 8pm. $10 admission (cash at the door). Not suitable for children or pets. Performance Works NW 4625 SE 67th Ave. Portland, OR MAP “After 20 years of paratheatrical experiments, music and film production in Berkeley California, my wife/collaborator Sylvi Alli and I relocated to Portland one year ago. “A TURBULENCE OF MUSES” is the world premiere of our symbolist performanceRead more

Nov. 26 || The Work of Fire

The Work Of Fire Saturday, November 26th 8pm Performance Works Northwest || Linda Austin Dance 4625 SE 67th Ave. Portland, OR 97206 One Night Only No ticket fee $5 suggested donation A multi-media meditation on the nature of time, language, the imagined, history, butterflies, rocks, neurology, and revolt, The Work Of Fire brings forward a feverish and poetic questioning of the basis upon which we form, feel and sensitize the world. another indomitable performance presentation by Grind GroupRead more

Nov. 16 || Last bell karaoke party & fundraiser

Join PWNW || Linda Austin Dance and the cast of The last bell rings for you for a celebratory party and fundraiser to support artist fees!  Nov. 16 Wednesday 7-11:30pm Shaking the Tree Warehouse || 823 SE Grant. $10 at the door  ||  $5 with purchase of ticket to The last bell rings for you KARAOKE by Chloe & Jesse! 6 Channel Video Installation featuring the (Un)Made Solo Relay Series, the precursor to The last bell rings for you Raffle/Silent AuctionRead more