Winter 2020

All events at PWNW unless otherwise specified
4625 SE 67th Ave. ║ Portland, OR 97206  map

ADVANCE TIX for PWNW-produced events HERE
The Starred Events ** are eligible for Arts for All tickets!
—above photo by Chelsea Petrakis—

Jan. 11 ║ Marissa Niederhauser ║Dance Spell: New Year’s Intention Setting Through Movement Improvisation

Sat. January 11 10am-1pm
$15- $30 Pay what you can


Movement improvisation strategies for an experiential approach to the 4 elements in order to set “magical” intentions for the New Year, expand our personal movement vocabulary and develop performance presence.

More Info HERE

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Jan. 16-18 & Jan. 23-25 ║ Linda Austin Dance ║ world, a world **

Linda Austin Dance

Jan. 16-18 & 23-25
Thurs-Sat at 8pm
plus an additional performance Sat. Jan. 25 at 4pm
Advance tickets HERE

a world a world invites audiences into a hyperactive landscape saturated by shards of movement, image, and language, a tumult that stutters and sputters out, yielding to a spacious, minimal, and meditative world. Choreography: Linda Austin in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Linda Austin, claire barrera, Muffie Delgado Connelly, Nancy Ellis, Hannah Krafcik, Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles
Sound landscape: Seth Nehil
Visual design and costumes: Sarah Marguier

Jan. 29-31 & Feb. 5-7 Spring 4th Productions Dearly Departed

PWNW Public Access

January 29, 30, 31
February 5, 6, 7

TICKETS: $15; $10 students/seniors (starting in January)

This dark comedy, about how bad decisions always make perfect sense—until they really don’t—follows a family scattered to the winds, and fumbling to find themselves after the weight of the family secret has become too much to bear.

Dearly Departed is the sixteenth original two-act play from Spring 4th Productions’ writing/performing team Tobin Gollihar and Ian Paul Sieren.

Feb. 2 Holy Goats! Improvisations

Sunday Feb. 2 at 2pm
$5-$15 at the door

Music & Dance improvisations accompanied by coffee, tea, and bagels!

Allie Hankins + Caspar Sonnet
Pepper Pepper
Tracy Broyles + Adrian Hutapea + jaime lee christiana
Luke Gutgsell + Kennedy Verrett

Feb. 29 Extradition Recital Series Tessa Brinckman

Alembic Co-Production

Saturday, February 29, at 7pm
Ashland-based performer/composer Tessa Brinckman brings a new solo work to Portland and joins members of the Extradition Ensemble for a group performance.

> Tessa Brinckman, Box | Grown Men Sing (2019): A 35 minute electro-acoustic meditation on loss, exploring the meta-politics of solitary confinement and climate change, performed by the composer (bass flute, waterphone, recordings of three survivors, fixed audio + video)

> Eva-Maria Houben, Haiku for Seven (2003–2019): A simultaneous realization of solo scores from the composer’s Haiku series, performed by Tessa Brinckman (flutes), Loren Chasse (percussion), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Annie Gilbert (trombone), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Jacob Mitas (viola), and Collin Oldham (cello)

March 13-15  Alembic Artist Residents Showcase**

Alembic Artists Program

SAVE THE DATES for one of the highlights of our year! Witness what our Alembic Artists have been making in our studio during their residency. Alembic Resident Artist Cohort #7 is catherine ross, Maggie Heath, and Sarah Brahim.

March 20-23 Since the First Sunrise Bunkerfood Studio**

PWNW Public Access

Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

An interdisciplinary collaborative performance featuring Tracy Broyles, Adrian Hutapea and jaime lee christiana. Since the First Sunrise  tells an abstract and dreamlike story of how we are all connected to the same simple spark. Evocative movement, theatrical imagery, and live music are framed within an installation of yarn, color, light, weaving, and video.

Choreographer, performer, co-founder and director of Performance Works NW

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