Tag: leralee whittle

  • 2022 Spring/Summer Events

    Check out a jam-packed spring and early summer lineup, including the long-awaited premiere of a visually stunning collaboration, a work exploring the radical Jewish female sacred, a dance based on children’s games with an intergenerational cast, an improvised play about choice, and a weekend featuring three collaborating teams of a poet, dancer, and musician.

  • May 20-22 || claire barrera || Grammar of the Imagination

    An intergenerational cast uses traditional children’s games as a platform to explore how play can be a site of imagining radically new social relations, or of disciplining and re-enforcing social norms.

  • June 10-12 || CROSSINGS

    Performance Works NorthWest joins Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble and Buckmxn Journal to present an evening of dance, music and poetry—a grand confluence focused deliberately on collaboration—with dancers Sophia Tweed Ahmad, Danielle Ross, and Akela Jaffi; musicians Michael Gamble, Machado Mijiga, and Cyrus Nabipoor; and poets Rich Perin, Emmi Greer, and Carolyn Supinka.

  • April 28-May 1 || Jennifer Gwirtz || Kol b’Isha/Voice Within Woman

    “Kol b’Isha” is a choreographic meditation on female voice, visibility and silence. It is a dance about the radical Jewish female sacred, and how the silences and sounds of a woman’s voice establishes her presence.

  • April 8-17 || Linda Austin & Allie Hankins || /ə ˈsɪŋgəl pɪŋk klɑʊd/

    Inspired by surrealist painters such as Gertrude Abercrombie and Leonara Carrington, collaborators Linda Austin and Allie Hankins weave movement, object, words, and song to celebrate (or is it bemoan?) our unstable, unpredictable world.

  • ALEMBIC PARENT RESIDENCY 2022: Request for Proposals DUE FEB 7

    PWNW || LAD invites parent artists from Oregon or Washington, working in original and contemporary time-based performance, whose work engages a strong movement, body or dance-based component, to apply for the our inaugural Alembic Parent Residency in the summer of 2022. One artist will be selected.


    We are excited to welcome Adrianna Audoma, Blue McCall, dee bustos, and Pepper Pepper, all beginning their Alembic Artist Residency in 2022! The vital work of our resident artists always inspires and nourishes us and—we look forward to our space becoming energized by this phenomenal group during 2022.

  • December 2021 Newsletter

    “It is necessary to leave room for utopia regardless of whether it ever arrives.” —Paul B. Preciado, Artforum, “When Statues Fall.” Dear PWNW friends and supporters, What joy I felt performing a work-in-progress for you this fall—and in person!


    PWNW || LAD invites artists working in original and contemporary time-based performance, whose work engages a strong movement, body or dance-based component, to apply for the Alembic Resident Artist Program. 

  • OCT 17-NOV 2 || Linda Austin || 3 miles of possible (the first mile)

    Linda Austin presents the first mile of 3 miles of possible , a durational solo exploring the poetic and practical associations of “the possible” in a world of fluctuating personal, material, political and artistic contingencies.

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