Tag: Linda Austin Dance

  • February 11 || Extradition Plays Corner || music + dance celebrating the work of Philip Corner

    February 11 || Extradition Plays Corner || music + dance celebrating the work of Philip Corner

    PWNW hosts an evening of music + dance as part of a Extradition’s multi-weekend, multi-venue festival celebrating the work of composer Philip Corner, who since the 1950s has composed thousands of works exploring the intersection of the classical tradition, post–John Cage experimentalism, and a desire to forge true creative collaboration between composer and performer.

  • ALEMBIC PARENT RESIDENCIES 2023: Request for Proposals DUE JAN. 20

    ALEMBIC PARENT RESIDENCIES 2023: Request for Proposals DUE JAN. 20

    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 one of our 2023 Alembic Parent Residencies. DEADLINE Jan. 16, 2023

  • Sept 25 || Shannon Mockli open showing

    Sept 25 || Shannon Mockli open showing

    4pm—FREE—An indulgent series of collaborative duets facilitated by Eugene-based choreographer Shannon Mockli featuring sound artist Jon Bellona, and dancers Dakota Bouher, Karen Daly, Sarah Ebert, and Carlos Rassmussen, exploring our movement identities and histories, and how differences meld into distinct syntheses.

  • Aug 27 || touch system ✿✿✿ – open studio showing || Blue McCall + Jamondria Harris + ensemble

    Aug 27 || touch system ✿✿✿ – open studio showing || Blue McCall + Jamondria Harris + ensemble

    Touch system ✿✿✿ is an emerging choreographic work by Alembic Resident Blue McCall, taking place within a custom sound installation by Jamondria Harris (meroitic). Touch system explores the tension between image making and embodiment, shifting between high-impact physicality and moments of sculptural stillness. Join them for an informal open studio showing, to celebrate the end of the group’s summer studio sessions and to launch their fall performance season!

  • 2022 Summer & Fall Events

    2022 Summer & Fall Events

    Performances, showings, residencies by old friends and new: Allie Hankins, LIMITS, Linda Austin, Alembic Resident Artists, and more!

  • August 5-7 || Allie Hankins || GHOSTING

    August 5-7 || Allie Hankins || GHOSTING

    By My Own Hand, Part 1: GHOSTING, is the first in a five-part series of performances that leverage the performer/audience relationship to question attempts we make at containment; at naming; at establishing lines and boundaries. Toying with the perceived power of systems we use to define ourselves, such as astrology, psychotherapy, and dream interpretation, the work coyly points to the futility of attempting to uphold a fixed persona in life or performance.

  • August 8-20 || LIMITS: Corrie Beffort + Jason Anderson || Alembic Parent Residency

    August 8-20 || LIMITS: Corrie Beffort + Jason Anderson  || Alembic Parent Residency

    PWNW welcomes Corrie Befort and Jason E. Anderson of LIMITS for our inaugural Alembic Parent Residency. The duo draw upon their extensive involvement with improvisation, film, video art, installation and experimental performance to investigate psychological experiences of time, memory and perception. Corrie and Jason are using this residency opportunity to invite other artists to play/improvise with them within the context of LIMITS, proposing “container” scores for themselves toward revealing new ideas and perspectives on their preoccupations with character, narrative and information density.

  • June 14 || Derek Jarman’s Blue + Plant Exchange

    June 14 || Derek Jarman’s Blue + Plant Exchange

    All are welcome to come and enjoy a special free screening of Derek Jarman’s final film, Blue, with an ongoing plant trade to celebrate life this Spring! In the spirit of Jarman’s garden, we encourage you to participate in an open plant exchange. Plant trade starts at 7pm, and the film at 8pm. FREE!

  • Oct 15 || Linda Austin: 3 miles of possible (the second mile)

    Oct 15 || Linda Austin: 3 miles of possible (the second mile)

    PWNW Artistic Director Linda Austin presents Mile 2 of her ongoing project “3 miles of possible.” animating and traveling along a series of spatial paths envisioned as giant drawings, spells,and/or runes. These paths are threaded through with a variety of movement scores, choreographies, tasks, interactions with objects, guest artists, texts, songs, and sound compositions.

  • June 10-12 || CROSSINGS

    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.

  • 2022 Spring & Summer Events

    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.

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

    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.