Sept. 21 || Portland Book Launch of Beauty is Experience

Over the course of three years, writer/editor Emmaly Wiederholt and photographer Gregory Bartning teamed up to interview and photograph dancers over 50. The finished book, “Beauty is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond,” includes over 50 interviews with dancers ranging in age from 50 to 95, many from Portland!
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Sept. 29-30║Episode III

PWNW presents a screening of jin camou & Julia Calabrese’s Episode III, with live original music by Mary Sutton. Following the screening there will be an accompanying dance, performed by camou and Linda Austin, as well as a short duo by Ayako Kataoka and Kathleen Hong.Read more


Our fall programing features a pair of body snatched aliens; a PWNW fundraiser/celebration; a duo embodying tension, mischief, and surreality; and an immersive group work within two seemingly opposed but equally real/fictional worlds.Read more

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