Here nor There Program

Alembic Artist Feature
Marissa Rae Niederhauser
Here nor There
July 23-24, 2021

Produced by Linda Austin, with the assistance of Stephanie Trotter
Technical direction and lighting by Jeff Forbes
Music by Chopin and a mashup of Health and Girl Band

You are invited to treat this performance as two gallery installations; “Here”, inside the hushed, darkened and contained theatre space or “There”, a casual open air cinema space where drinks are available for purchase and socializing is encouraged.

Please feel free to move between the spaces as your curiosity and patience requires.

Here nor There is a duet with our own emptiness- an examination of the mercurial elasticity of the liminal time we swam through during the past 16 months of seemingly endless isolation during which, for many, our primary relationships were with our inner thoughts and the objects in space around us.

Marissa Rae Niederhauser makes body based work in dance, film, performance, photography and installation. Her work has been presented at On the Boards, Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and at Judson Memorial Church, NYC as well as at Lucy Guerrin Inc in Melbourne, AU and at ADA Studio, Projektraum LS43, K77 Studio,The Director’s Lounge and Lake Studios in Berlin. She is an award winning filmmaker with international screenings. She has a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts and works as a Gyrotonic Instructor. Follow Marissa at Patreon or Instagram @Josiesecho, Email Marissa

Marissa would like to express her immense joy that we have survived and that we can be together in space again. Dear audience, thank you for your courage and optimism coming out to the theatre as we learn to be together again. Massive thank you to Linda, Jeff, Delaney and Delilah for opening their sanctuary up to Alembic artists despite all the uncertainties- it was soul saving to have a studio to escape to.Thank you to everyone at PWNW for their contributions to making the residency and performance possible. Deep gratitude and admiration to my fellow Alembic artists for their inspiring work, thoughtful feedback and for giving me an artistic community regardless of social restrictions. Much gratitude to my mom and brother for traveling to be here.Thank you to Diego G. Diaz for lending his photographic eye to this project.

Performance Works NorthWest acknowledges that our studio and performance space rests on the unceded lands of the Clackamas, Cowlitz and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, here at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, ancestral home to many other tribes including the Multnomah,Wasco, Kathlamet, bands of Chinook,Tualatin Kalapuya, and Molalla. We offer respect and gratitude for all indigenous stewardship of the land—past, present and future.


July 30-31
Hannah Krafcik + Emily Jones apogee || Tickets here

Aug 13-14
Maura Campbell-Balkits Mo’s Playtime || Tickets here

October, various dates || Linda Austin 3 miles of possible (the first mile)

THANK YOU! Donors/Funders 4/1/20–7/3/21

Coronavirus Relief Fund for Cultural Support, PDXCARES Venue Support (RACC)

The Autzen Foundation, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Colleen English

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Oregon Arts Commission, Linda Hutchins & John Montague, Cristi Miles & Clint Lindhorst, Jessica & Kirk Kelley

John & Happy Barnes-Light, Intel Employee Matching Program, Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes, Barbara Kite, P.J. Smith, Stephanie Snyder, Stephanie Trotter & Tom DeBeauchamp

Benevity Matching Funds, Catherine Egan, Linda Campillo, Joanne Austin, Stuhldreher Calcagno Family Fund, Alan T. Jones, Reneeé Chauvin, Matt Pearson, George and Nancy Thorn

David Chandler, Bill Boese, Karl Lind, Yulia Arakelyan, Erik Ferguson/Wobby Dance, Tracy Broyles, Marla Carlson & Tony Dardid, claire barrera, Patricia O’Connor, Shipley Survivor’s Trust, Jessica Scarborough, Eric Nordstrom, Kate Bredeson, Sarah Slipper & Scott Lewis, Julie Austin Souza, Katherine Longstreth & Michael Terry, Meg McHutchison, Nancy Erber(In memory of Jean Weisman, (she,her), Center for Worker Education CUNY)

Orna Hankins Berkowitz, Mack McFarland, Benjamin Kates, David Eckard, David Kaplin & Cerinda Survant, Gregg Bielemeier, Gigi Rosenberg, Jane Jarrett, Wendy Hambide & Craig Redfern, Sooz Austin, Maggie Heath, Leah Wilmoth, Nan Curtis, Jessica Hightower, Diana Hinatsu, Erin Boberg Doughton, Howie Bierbaum, Carol Triffle, Toby Query & Tahini HOlt, Maesie Speer, Karen Bernard, Kelly McIntyre, Linda Wyson, Emily Stone

Dianna Foldi Crossley, Cindy Trivisonno, Dee Bustos, Kristan Kennedy, Lisa DeGraace, Jonathan Walters, Roya Amirsoleymani, Linda K. Johnson & Stephen Hayes, Esther & Kyle Petrocine, Clarinda Mac Low, Shannon Stewart, Betsy Brock, Evan Ward, Patrick Barrett, Shaun Keylock, Paul Arensmeyer, Tim DuRoche, Brian Jennings, Michael Chambers, David Abel, Celine Bouly, Takahiro Yamamoto, rikki rothenberg, Bethany Ides, Suniti Dernovsek, Hannah Krafcik, Maura Campbell-Balkits, Kim Bogus, Valerie Oliveiro, Allie Hankins, Lu Yim, Carol Ann Wohlmut, John Willian Johnson

PWNW | LAD advances the performing arts of the Pacific Northwest, engaging artists and audiences in the process of experimentation, creation and dialog around the presentation of contemporary performance.

Board of Directors
Stephanie Lavon Trotter—President
Meg McHutchinson—Secretary
Jeff Forbes—Treasurer
Linda Austin

Linda Austin, Artistic/Executive Director
Jeff Forbes, Technical Director
Stephanie Lavon Trotter, Production Assistant