THE FOLLOWING EVENTS take place at
Performance Works NW | 4625 SE 67th Ave. | Portland, OR 97206
Tri Met #14 & #17 [map it!]
NORU KA SORU KA–Improvised Music and Dance Collaboration
Friday, Oct. 23 @ 8pm
LINDA AUSTIN DANCE + SETH NEHIL
Nov. 13-22 BANDAGE A KNIFE
ALEMBIC SERIES OF ARTIST CURATED EVENTS
Dec. 4-5 ALEMBIC #5: The Third Side
Curated by Bethany Ides
NORU KA SORU KA
Multicultural Improvised Music and Dance Collaboration
Friday, Oct. 23 @ 8pm
Noru Ka Soru Ka’s freely improvised work draws on jazz, New Music, electronic, folk, and classical music, as well as the dance and theater traditions of both the East and West. The ensemble is comprised of percussionist Georg Hofmann (Switzerland), violinist Richard Carr (New York), guitar/electronicist Mike Nord (Oregon) and dancers Makoto Matsushima and Mao Arata (Japan).
Appropriate to their work as improvisers, Noru Ka Soru Ka formed as the result of a chance 2006 encounter in Japan where Leo Records recording artists Carr Nord Hofmann were performing. In addition to the Nuru Ka Soru Ka project, the eclectic trio has also performed in the US, Europe, and Mexico. Downbeatmagazine noted that their work “transcends established idioms of Jazz, folk, or classical music.” Matsushima and Arata have performed across the globe on numerous tours and residencies, both as independent artists and as members of the renowned Japanese dance company Pappa Tarahumara. In reviewing a New York performance at BAM, the Village Voice described Matsushima as “nimble and powerfully expressive” and Arata as “uncannily beautiful; she can drop suddenly as if folding into soft earth.”
General admission tickets will be available at the door: Adults $10; Seniors/students $5
For further information call 503-370-6378.
BANDAGE A KNIFE – Linda Austin Dance + Seth Nehil
Collaboration between choreographer Linda Austin & sound and video artist Seth Nehil
Performers: Linda Austin, Anne Furfey, Bonnie Green, Rebecca Harrison, Kaj-anne Pepper, and Lucy Yim
This evening-length theatrical performance, based on a “forgetting” of Seijun Suzuki’s 1967 cult classic movie Koroshi no Rakuin (Branded to Kill), will incorporate dance movement, projected image, live and recorded sound. Austin’s distinctive choreography is matched with Nehil’s evocative musique concrete, creating a place where the grotesque and the whimsical slide into each other, overlap and become confused.
Seating limited to 26 people—reservations or advance tickets required!
Call 503-777-1907 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80237
$10-$15 sliding scale
FRI Nov 13, 7pm & 9pm
SAT Nov 14, 7pm & 9pm
SUN Nov 15, 7pm
THU Nov 19, 7pm
FRI Nov 20, 7pm & 9pm
SAT Nov 21, 7pm & 9pm
SUN Nov 22, 7pm
ALEMBIC SERIES OF GUEST CURATED EVENTS
Dec. 4-5 @ 8pm
Alembic #5: The Third Side
Guest Curator: Bethany Ides
Performers: Rebecca Davis (NYC) & TBA
Tickets $10-15 sliding scale
Rebecca Davis makes movement and objects. She founded and curated the Dance Forum series at the Brooklyn Museum from 2001-2006. Davis is the Director of Education and Outreach at Trisha Brown Dance Company, where she has worked since 2002.