June 30-July 1 || Andrea Kleine + Linda Austin @ CMG Improvisation Summit

PWNW Artistic Director Linda Austin joins the multifaceted writer/artist/wayward dancer Andrea Kleine in two works at the upcoming edition of the Creative Music Guild (CMG) Improvisation Summit of Portland (ISP). Friday, June 30, 2017. 7pm Andrea Kleine & Linda Austin w/ Fabian Rucker & Mike Gamble Saturday, July 1, 2017. 8:15pm Andrea Kleine: “Ships” w/ dancers Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles, Catherine Egan, Taylor Eggan, Kaj-anne Pepper, Linda Austin. music by Bobby Previte performed by Fabian Rucker, Grant Pierce, Andres Moreno. all performancesRead more

July 14-15 || Rantum Scoot

Taking advantage of the opportunity afforded by a visit to Portland by the peripatetic and amazing Bob Eisen, PWNW puts together a mid-summer dance outing comprising three solos by veterans Eisen, Gregg Bielemeier, and PWNW director Linda Austin, plus a duet by the Leah Wilmoth and Sada Naegelin. Read more

Nov. 12-20 || The last bell rings for you

Linda and her collaborators have invited a diverse group of 18 community participants to learn, perform, and find pleasure in a tender and richly patterned tapestry of group behaviors including singing, walking, bell-ringing, and yes, dancing. Informal rituals, texts, songs and interactions with everyday objects generate a web of transitory relationships that are both celebrated and mourned.Read more