Friday, April 29, 2011

Sculpture and Dance

Is it surprising that sculptors love movement?
I'll be part of Now Repeat in Steinese  this weekend at Performance Works Northwest 

Now Repeat in Steinese uses one of Stein’s most unstageable works  "White Wines" written in 1913. It has no plot, no characters, no setting – and no meaning other than the experience of her art and how to interpret it. Carolyn and I worked with the line "Build a best container with no speed."to shape our dance.

Under performance artist Drew Pisarra’s guidance, this concept was initially executed in New York in 2010 where it was hailed as an “entertaining collation of pure theater” ( and played for a month to sold-out houses.
This production reinvents the idea by having four West Coast theater artists/choreographers/filmmakers interpret the play anew, thereby revealing a completely new set of artistic sensibilities. Pisarra, a fixture in Portland’s dance-theater landscape in the ’90s, returns from NYC to host this one-of-a-kind evening with his longtime collaborator Katherine Gray.

Alembic is an ongoing series of performances curated by guest artists from the worlds of dance, theater, visual and media arts invited to program and produce an event at Performance Works NorthWest.

Drew Pisarra, curator
Katherine Petersen, co-host
The SteinWays, musical collective
Kyle Delamarter and Starr Ahrens, theater artists
TouchMonkey: Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood, dancers
Austin Newsom, filmmaker

WHEN: April 29 and 30. Friday and Saturday. 8pm.
HOW:Tickets $12-$15 (discounts for Boris & Natasha Fan Club)at the door or at
WHERE: Performance Works NorthWest  (
4625 SE 67th Ave., Portland, OR 97206

1 comment:

Theresa Cheek said...

So wish I could have been there! You live a wonderfully diverse life!