Our three premiere performances of Three Trick Pony at TBA:13 are behind us.
THANK YOU collaborators David Eckard, Doug Theriault and musicians, Jeff Forbes & Rachelle Waldie; plus all the staff and crew at PICA, the Calligram Fund for New Work, the Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant, all individual donors to PWNW|LAD and friends who gave advice and feedback. Here is just a quick post to gather up links to press and photos. Video soon!
REVIEWS–from positive to mixed:
Barry Johnson | Oregon Arts Watch: Misinterpretation and Meaning: Does a little girl ride the ‘Three Trick Pony’? How about the ghost of the little girl?
Nim Wunnan | Oregon Arts Watch: ...the sequence of her movements lays out a chronological cycle to explore a deep sense of displacement and confused function, and a willingness to work it out that ranges from cartoonish to elegant.
Randy Gragg | Portland Monthly: …she swims, falls, prays, scribes letters, puts on lipstick and kisses, and, occasionally does a Vaudevillian jig, many of these in pas de deux with Eckard’s objects—all to a very enchanting score of saxes, flutes, voices, and found noises by Doug Theriault and lit by Austin’s ever talented partner (in life and art), Jeff Forbes.
Jenna Lechner | Portland Mercury: Austin has truly built her own vocabulary of movement, and, in Three Trick Pony, the props, the music, and the lighting all coalesce to create an atmosphere all its own.
Sean Ongley | Interarts: …a definite life force is there, creating the relationship between these objects.