2015 Events


Dance / Play / Move || photo: Nateesh Podolske
Jan. 1-12
PWNW Director Linda Austin visits Mexico for a workshop and a visit with dance colleagues.
Jan. 10
First session of kids’ movement class, Dance/Play/Move led by keyon gaskin and Jen Hackworth
Jan. 22, 23 at 7:30 pm & Jan 24 2:30pm
Fertile Ground Staged Reading: Cottonwood in the Flood || Damaris Webb-Rich Rubin in association with Passin’Art
Jan. 24 at 8pm
Henry Kaiser + guests || An Alembic Co-Production with the Creative Music Guild
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at 2pm
Fertile Ground Staged Reading: Kalaidescope || Animal Magic Productions


Meg Wolfe || photo: Mathu Anderson

Feb. 9
Visiting Alembic Artist Meg Wolfe arrives for one month residency

Feb. 21 at 8pm
Probosci (Gyan Riley + Timba Harris)




March 2 at 7pm
Meg Wolfe Showing and Reception
March 13 & 14 at 8pm
 (Un)Made Solo Relay Leg #1: Linda Austin
March 19-24
ilvs strauss in Residence
Showing March 24 at 7pm–FREE
March 29-April 1
La Barbacoa (Morelia, Mexico) in Residence




April 1 at 7pm
Presentation by La Barbacoa || El Cuerpo Migrante–$5 suggested donation

April 4 at 12:30pm
Dance/Play/Move begins spring session

April 10 & 11 at 8pm
(Un)Made Solo Relay || Leg #2: keyon gaskin + Jin Camou
April 19 at 7pm (6:30 doors)
CATFISH: Joe Cunningham Record Release Event



May 1, 2, 3 at 7:30pm
A Push Leg Salon: AVOIDANCE

May 8 & 9 at 8pm
(Un)Made Solo Relay|| Leg #3 Linda K. Johnson + Matthew Shyka



June 4-6 at Disjecta
Improvisation Summit of Portland
Linda Austin performs with saxophonist Reed Wallsmith on TH June 4

June 12 & 13 at 8pm
 (Un)Made Solo Relay || Leg #4: Robert Tyree + Nancy Ellis

June 25-27 || Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2pm
Oluyinka Akinkiola || Alembic Co-Production


photo: Richard Davies
photo: Richard Davies


July 5
Clare Whistler Residency begins

July 10 & 11 at 8pm
 (Un)Made Solo Relay || Leg #5: Jen Hackworth + Tahni Holt

July 18
Linda Austin & Lucy Yim perform in Morelia, Mexico
Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Michoacán.
Thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission for Linda Austin’s Career Opportunity Grant!

July 25
fun/fuck: Linda Austin + Karen Nelson || Lucy Yim + Taka Yamamoto


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 August 7 & 8 at 8pm
(Un)Made Solo Relay || Leg #6:
Group Replay by Claire Barrera, Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles & Takahiro Yamamoto + Linda Austin solo repriseAugust 15: Doors open at 7pm.
PWNW Pinball Party & Performance Fundraiser!

August 26 at 7pm
Clare Whistler + Jen Mitas: a hole in time
It might be a discussion, an action, a score, a happening, a dig, a seminar, a research presentation, a walk, a sharing, an interaction, a round table


 Let’s all go to PICA’S TBA Festival!


adam rose



October 3 at 8pm
Edward Sharp brings Chicago-based Adam Rose of Antibody Corporation to Portland for 2 performances: one at LACUNA and one at Performance Works!October 16 at 8pm
Saboteur Productions and Lee Williiams Boudakian: Dear Armen
An audience-interactive theatre experience inspired by the life of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and poet.

October 30, doors at 7, performance at 8
PWNW & PIE at the Bowstring Truss House
In honor of PWNW’s 15th anniversary, Linda Hutchins and John Montague have generously offered to open up their home and studio, the Bowstring Truss House, for an evening of PWNW performance accompanied by drinks, and a sampling of Hutchins’ famous pies.


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November 12 at 7:30pm
Judy Dunaway (Boston) + Linda Austin
Judy and Linda knew each other in the NYC experimental music scene of the late 80s/90s. Now they reunite with a special double bill: Judy’s balloon music + Linda’s new solo version of her 2012 ensemble work “A head of time.”November 13 & 14 at 8pm
ALCHEMY: Alembic Artists Showcase || Nancy Ellis, Dora Gaskill, Stephanie Trotter


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photo by Tim Summers
December 3-5
Alice Gosti (Seattle)
Alice brings to PWNW the next chapter of her long-term project TO|GET|HER, an intimate adaptation/sequel to How to Become a Partisan, which premiered in Seattle in April 2015.


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