January 21 || Two Love Stories

dance by Berlin-based artist Marissa Rae Niederhauser
Sunday, January 21, 2018 7:30pm
Tickets $12-15 in advance https://twolovestories.brownpapertickets.com/
$15 at the door
Arts for All: $5 tickets available for Oregon Trail Card members. Click HERE for info, email info@pwnw-pdx.org to reserve.

Marissa Rae Niederhauser (Berlin) performs new work ‘M/f duet’ with Aaron Swartzman (Seattle) and solo ‘Teething’ both which explore the complexities and boundaries of relationships.

M/f Duet is a romantic work with a particular focus on the power dynamic and disparities often embedded in Male/female romantic relationships. Despite our cultural evolution and our best intentions we tend to re-enact outdated imbalanced power dynamics in our relationships.

Preview: http://www.tanzforumberlin.de/en/production/mf-duet/

Teething is mysterious and tense solo concerning the painful process of ‘cutting teeth’. The audience gets a voyeuristic peek into a private experience- a girl at times insectile, awkward, adolescent, some thing thwarted, a dystopian strip tease. Teething looks back on it’s youthful, romantic hopes with disgust. Teething moves past this weak stupidity to become something powerful, enraged, a viciousness on the verge of being released. From something soft and bleeding and pink (gums) comes something hard, strong and capable of inflicting harm (teeth).


Marissa_Rae_Niederhauser_headshotMarissa Rae Niederhauser an American artist based in Berlin makes body based work in dance, film, performance and installation. She has a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA (USA). Her live works have been presented at On the Boards, Seattle Art Museum, Velocity Dance Center, Henry Art Gallery, and Seattle University in Seattle, WA and at Judson Memorial Church, The Chocolate Factory and Ideas City Street Festival in NY, NY and at FECK:ART and Lucy Guerrin Inc in Melbourne, AU as well as Ada Studio, Lake Studios Berlin, K77 Haus and Takt in Berlin, GE. Her films have screened internationally including at Seattle International Film Festival (USA), Cinedans (NL), AAS (JP) Napolidanza,  (IT) and Sao Carlos Videodance Festival (BR) among others. Her short film ‘Your Chevrolet’ (2016) was awarded Second Prize and Cinema Prize in Choreographic Captures/Joint Adventures 2015, Munich (GE). She was a 2016 AIR at Studio Current Seattle, WA, 2012 The Field NYC Artward Bound Resident at Earthdance (Plainsfield, MA-USA) and a 2011 Summer Dreaming Resident (NY, NY- USA) a 2010 resident artist at Space Available (WA-USA) and a 2009 Flight Deck Resident at Open Flight Studio (WA-USA). She was a 2012 Artist Trust (WA-USA) award winner, a 2011 Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (WA-USA) Individual Projects award winner and a 2008 and 2010 4Culture (WA-USA) grantee. She has received additional support from Kodak and The Northwest Film Forum. More info at http://www.marissa-rae-n.com/

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