July 17-18 || OosImaginary

Chicago-Based Performance Ensemble to Perform at Performance Works Northwest in Portland

As part of its summer 2010 National Tour, OosImaginary, a contemporary performance ensemble based in Chicago, IL, will present two evenings of improvised dance, music, & theater.  YouTube preview HERE

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Performance Works Northwest
4625 SE 67th Ave.
Saturday, July 17th
Sunday, July 18th
8:00 PM.

Tickets are $8 regular / $5 students at the door.

OosImaginary is made up of Lisa Frank, Teddy Rankin-Parker, and Sam Goodman. Coming from vastly different backgrounds, each member brings a unique blend of talents to create a powerful, heterogeneous, and always-unpredictable style. Their collaborative process places equal emphasis on rigorous physical training, hybridizing forms, & engaging with the present. Above all, OosImaginary is striving towards a holistic, or “total” improvisation, in which roles of musician, dancer, and actor may disintegrate, leaving nothing but space, bodies in it, and their tools of expression.

In addition to these performances, Sam, Lisa, & Teddy will offer a workshop in Improvisational Performance on Sunday July 18th from 1:45-4:45 PM at the mOuth located at 810 SE Belmont St. in Portland. The workshop is open to the public and is priced on a sliding scale from $15-$30.

OosImaginary hails from the beautiful Archer Ballroom in Chicago, IL, which serves as a home, studio, & performance space for the members of the group. This summer they are touring their work nationally, presenting performances & workshops in such cities as Louisville, Santa Fe, Salt Lake, City, Seattle, San Francisco, & Ventura. They are charting the progress of the tour on their blog, which can be viewed at http://oosimaginary.tumblr.com/.

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