#11 in PWNW’s Guest Artist-Curated Series, Alembic
WHEN: Nov. 19-21 8pm
WHERE: Performance Works NorthWest * 4625 SE 67th Ave., Portland
Revealed explores laughter and its not-so-distant-cousin, tears. And also probably frustration. And anxiety. And maybe a dash of love too. Through dance, music, and stories, this Alembic explores the place where we learn about ourselves by laughing at someone else.
• Fancy, a new dance work by Tracy Broyles, featuring Tracy Broyles, Jenn Gierada, and Lisa DeGrace, with live music by Adrian.
• Blogger and Podcast Producer Sarah Hoopes, reading from her teenage diaries, with comments as her adult self.
• The Dream Life of Clowns, a collaborative slide-show-soundscape-story by Meshi Chavez and Lisa DeGrace.
• Audience surveys and very-scientific-studies
Curator Lisa DeGrace is a clown and has trained with master teacher Sue Morrison in the “Pochinko” method of clowning. She is also a musician and composer, and sang with the Dahoo Chorus and the 5-woman singing group Emily Post. Lisa wrote and performed a one-woman clown show, Flying Iron, featuring a clown “trapped by choice” in a 30-foot wide dress with a 40-pound hoop skirt, and is now working on the sequel, Six and a Half.
photo of Tracy Broyles by Daniel Addy