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.