A head of time || Linda Austin Dance

Performance Works NorthWest || Linda Austin Dance presents
A head of time
a new ensemble work by
Linda Austin

Choreographer Linda Austin, collaborating with sound artist Seth Nehil, and dancers Philippe Bronchtein, Jin Camou, Catherine Egan, Keyon Gaskin, Esther LaPointe, Danielle Ross & Lucy Yim, with Lighting by Jeff Forbes.

Friday and Saturday March 23 & 24 at 8pm
Sunday March 25 at 2pm and 7pm
        –>NOTE: Doors open 30 min. before curtain for a walk-through of installation.
WHERE:    Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR  97214
TICKETS:  $15-$20 sliding scale  || $12 discount tix still available for Sunday performances.

INFO:      503-777-1907

Linda Austin’s A head of time 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.

A spring season pick by the
Portland Monthly!WHAT THE CRITICS SAY…

“…a strong theater artist who constructs movement scenarios with subtle wit and an eye for the unusual.”   —Catherine Thomas, Oregonian

“…densely packed with pop references, brilliant choreographic devices [which] delighted the audience.”   —Barry Johnson, Oregonian

“Ms. Austin’s powers of invention never failed her.” —Jack Anderson, New York Times

“She has a quiet way of shattering an action into unexpected slivers.”  —Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice

“…like watching a brush stroke executed again and again; it’s familiar and different every time, and it is spectacular.” —Lisa Radon, ultrapdx.com

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