Performance Works NorthWest || Linda Austin Dance presents
A head of time
a new ensemble work by
WHO: Choreographer Linda Austin, collaborating with sound artist Seth Nehil and an ensemble of 7 dancers.
WHAT: A head of time is an intermedia ensemble dance work
WHEN: Friday and Saturday March 23 & 24 at 8pm
Sunday March 25 at 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
TICKETS: $12 before March 15; General admission $15-$20 sliding scale
Performance Works NorthWest premieres Linda Austin’s A HEAD OF TIME, a performance that sifts together an unpredictable array of serenely methodical, energetically agile, gesturally detailed, and playfully awkward dance movement; a set comprised of 300 stacked blankets; video imagery; original and stolen text, and a sound score by Seth Nehil, in a charting of internal and external time. The ensemble of 8 dancers teases out the tensions between the finite, vulnerable body and the vast expanses of past and future time within us—all of it jostling with our flickering focus on the present moment. Throughout, big notions of Time-Space-Body-Mortality-Memory-Consciousness meet the bittersweet humor of the everyday.
Choreography (in collaboration with the dancers): Linda Austin
Dancers: Linda Austin, Philippe Bronchtein, Jin Camou, Catherine Egan, Keyon Gaskin, Esther LaPointe, Danielle Ross & Lucy Yim.
Sound Score: Seth Nehil
Video: Linda Austin & Karl Lind
Set Design: Linda Austin
Lighting: Jeff Forbes