The Third Side–TONIGHT!

Performance Works NW
| 4625 SE 67th Ave. | Portland, OR 97206
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Dec. 4-5 @ 8pm
Alembic #5: The Third Side
Guest Curator: Bethany Ides
Tickets $10-15 sliding scale

~ studies in radical nostalgia ~

Rebecca Davis (dance)
*premiere: solo adaptation of Deborah Hay’s “I’ll Crane For You”
(see below for information on Rebecca’s Feldenkreis workshop: Dynamic Posture)

Sreshta Rit Premnath (sound)
Ben Asriel (movement)
Jaime Lee Christiana (voice)
Emma Lipp (dissimulation)
Alicia McDaid (memorization)
Kaya Oneida (constellation, unearthed)

THE THIRD SIDE of the tape occurs when the magnetic tape is twisted from exhaustion and outstrips its memory.

This program collects interpretations in dance, theater and sound — each internalized and processed before reemerging and taking new form. Rebecca Davis, a choreographer and installation artist based in New York, will premier “I’ll Crane for You,” the result of her participation in Deborah Hay’s 2008 Solo Commissioning Project. Interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher, Sreshta Rit Premnath (NYC) spearheads an assembly of local performers in dynamically rehashing a playlist of sappy 70’s folk songs that once filled the halls of his now-demolished art school.

If you’ve ever wondered what to call the place between recalling and foretelling, imagined yourself and your cohorts starring in a “flashback” episode from the sitcom of your lives, or pressed “play” in order to reconceive an emotional terrain now in ruins, you’ve been dialing The Third Side. The phone is ringing again. It’s for you.

Rebecca Davis makes movement and objects. Her work has been presented at Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory, Linfield Art Gallery, The Old American Can Factory, and PS 122. She has performed in the work of Ursula Eagly, Juliette Mapp, RoseAnne Spradlin, Ansley Vandenbroucke, and Christopher Williams. 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. She currently dances with Kathy Westwater and will be performing at MOMA in Spring 2010 in the Marina Abramovič retrospective.

Sreshta Rit Premnath lives and works in New York City. He is the founder and editor of the magazine Shifter. He received his BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art, his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Art at Bard College, was a 2008 studio fellow at The Whitney Independent Study Program and attended Skowhegan in 2009.

His work has been shown at Gallery SKE, in Bangalore (India), Rotunda Gallery, Art in General, Bose Pacia Gallery and Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City.

He is engaged with forms of interrogation and representation. Often using strategies of negation, erasure, fracture, displacement and disembodiment, his work explores spaces of subjectivity and slippage – those liminal spaces of language where meaning and representation, memory and history, split. Installations, writings, and a topical magazine, Shifter, amongst other things have emerged from this practice.

Dec. 5 – DYNAMIC POSTURE: a Feldenkrais Workshop
led by visiting artist Rebecca Davis
11 am-12:30 pm @ PWNW
$20 — CLICK HERE to register by email.

In this one-day workshop, Rebecca Davis will share a Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement® lesson designed to help students find more mobility and length in the spine.

Rebecca Davis is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM and a Choreographer/Performer based in New York City. (see bio above).

The Feldenkrais Method is a physical practice that offers a direct and effective means for healing pain, while also improving posture, flexibility and coordination. Over time, we each adopt physical and psychological habits, often constraining us to a small portion of our movement potential, and creating unnecessary physical limitations, injury, or chronic pain. The Feldenkrais Method is practiced in two complimentary and versatile formats: Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.

Awareness Through Movement® is typically done in a group class and combines verbal instruction and gentle, purposeful movement to clarify the relationship between parts of the body and the whole. Students learn efficient use of the skeleton and how to reduce unnecessary tension and muscular effort. Classes are non-competitive and students move according to their own comfort level and progress at their own rate. The emphasis is on sensory learning. The lessons are of benefit to everyone wishing to move with greater comfort and ease.

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