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Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8pm through Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8pm
8pm through Sunday, May 20 at 8pm
In CRANE, eight women share the stage with live foliage and video projection in a performance witnessed in-the-round. Moving in configurations ranging from groups of two to clusters of eight, sometimes wearing high heels, the result is a strikingly odd dance that becomes sensual, comical, delicate, and volatile throughout its duration. Choreographed by Artistic Director Amy Leona Havin in collaboration with company members Lyndsey Gray Parsons, Heather Hindes, Jillian Hobbs, Briley Jozwiak, Lena Traenkenschuh, Carly Nicole Ostergaard, and Catherine ‘Caty’ Raupp, the dancers begin with a vulnerable 30-minute pre-performance durational act in which they alternate lounging in dim lighting and striding towards each other with arms of flora. The projection mapping by Joseph Wells and video by Tomás Alfredo Valladares sets CRANE in a kaleidoscope of natural imagery, forming an intimate and ambient stage atmosphere from which the dancers do not exit. In various states of dress, the women lean and fall according to the momentum created by an acute awareness of their bodies and internal instincts. Having thoroughly researched Common Cranes over a 14-month rehearsal period with the help of dramaturge Rachel Levens, the dancers execute migratory behaviors—specifically those of cranes which flock annually North to Israel’s Hula Valley— through winding choreography and task-oriented movement scores. In a flurry of legs, hands, hair, and breath, each woman demonstrates what it is to be one amongst the flock.
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Friday, June 1, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
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Jun
2
2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
Venue:
@
Blue Sky Gallery
Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers, Ultra Vivid Dreaming features photography and video work by two emerging artists that upends art historical legacies of portrait making and instead introduces contemporary studies of the body that are divorced from notions of "revealing". The two exhibiting photographers, Shikeith and Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., create images that are “ultra vivid” in color, composition, and focus on seemingly mundane environments with surreal undertones. The bodies pictured exist as if in a dream-state, where the subject's formal attributes and vulnerabilities are carefully considered by the photographer. While these works exist as contemporary representations of Black bodies and Queerness, they also critique the pervasive consumption of Black imagery and culture by an otherwise negligent audience. The subjects of the photos obstruct access to their identities and innermost selves through intentional postures that obscure full visibility, providing only a level of detail tangible in an ultra vivid dream. Dr. Derrais (pronounced like Paris) Carter is an assistant professor of Black Studies at Portland State University. His research interests include 20th century African American history, gender and sexuality studies, and black cultural studies.. He is currently writing Obscene Material, a book examining black girlhood and scandal in 1919 Washington, D.C. Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (b. 1993) is a conceptual photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work focuses on intimacy, vulnerability, and social perception. He graduated in 2016 with a BFA from New York University and recently finished a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Prague, and Michoacán, Mexico, where he also did a residency at RedLab Laboratorio de Gestión y Vinculación Cultural A.C. In addition to a visual practice, he is also the curator of DATE NIGHT, an interdisciplinary exhibition set in various homes. Shikeith (b. 1989) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and filmmaker originally from Philadelphia, PA. He holds a BA from The Pennsylvania State University and he is a 2018 MFA candidate in the sculpture department of Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, where he currently lives. Shikeith’s public programs and group and solo exhibitions have been held at national and international venues such as the MAK Gallery in London; the Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit; MoMA, the Aperture Foundation, and the Vera List Center in New York City; Pittsburgh’s Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Morehouse College in Atlanta; the Seattle Art Museum; and the Wrocław Contemporary Museum in Poland, among others. Shikeith's critically acclaimed documentary “#Blackmendream" (featured in this exhibition) was made possible by funding from multiple grants from The Pittsburgh Foundation and was named by the Tribeca Film Institute as one of ten films that capture the meaning of Black life in America. Shikeith is also the founder of Emerging Black Art. Ashley Stull Meyers is a writer, editor and curatorial collaborator. She has curated exhibitions and programming for the Wattis Institute (San Francisco), Eli Ridgway (San Francisco), the Oakland Museum of California, Newspace Center for Photography, Blue Sky Gallery, and Bridge Productions (Seattle, WA). She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is Northwest Editor for Art Practical, and has contributing writing to Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, Arts.Black and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Meyers was named the The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
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Jun
3
2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
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Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8-10:30pm
8-10:30pm
Venue:
@
The Old Church
On Friday, June 8th: Mamuse "Prayers for Freedom" Album Release at The Old Church 8pm-10:30pm $20 The Old Church- 1422 SW 11th Ave, PDX 97214 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mamuse-prayers-for-freedom-cd-release-portland-or-tickets-45568372228?aff=eac2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/170287156966639/ Doors open at 7pm MaMuse is more than excited to share our new album PRAYERS FOR FREEDOM with PORTLAND! "The Muse fell from the sky one night and landed in the spaces between our heart beats. She instantly took a liking to the rhythm in our chests, and her sweet melody joined the pulse. One of us picked up father bass, and thumped it’s belly in response. The other picked up father mandolin, and plucked its ribs. Mother guitar and sister flute could not resist being a part of such sweet merriment and soon joined in. So we opened our hearts and let sweet harmony roll off of our tongues. In unison our voices shot out into the deep of night and a star fell from the heavens; the magic spark! Mamuse is born" We are also doing back flips because we get to share this very special evening and this stage with one of our favorite people on planet Earth, Claudia Cuentas!! Claudia is a song catcher originally from Peru now gracing Portland with her brilliant spirit and powerful voice. Her songs are born from an ancient now, calling us both forward and backward in time until we find ourselves dancing happily in the present. She has been likened to Mercedez Sosa, for the deep resilient, uplifting, spirit she brings into her voice and the world. Be prepared to be moved!
Saturday
Jun
9
2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
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