The launch of the Conceptual Oregon Performance School, which is totally serious. And free.
The most recent night of performance in PWNW’s Alembic series, JAZZ, duos, in between and overlapping curated by Seth Nehil moved from the choreographed (beginning with pre-recorded sound and video) to the furthest reaches of the improvisational. And further.
Friday night, Karen gave a masterful performance of Ouette, an exquisitely crafted solo piece, visually gorgeous and thoroughly intriguing, emotionally captivating, a shot in the arm of audience imagination. The world she created by employing technical kit that anyone reading this could easily manage was astonishingly complete. I was all in.
Carlos Gonzalez’ compelling performance 4More at Appendix Space last night was about proximity and distance both literally and metaphorically. In four acts, Gonzalez silently drew a capacity audience into (again both literally and metaphorically) a strong performance work that addressed shared experience, the distance(s) between us, public and private space (how we carve it out and how we use it), and an aspect of the artist’s identity at an oblique angle.
In support of her exhibit For Begüm which closes that night, multi-disciplinary artist Rikki Rothenberg invited fellow dancer Kathleen Keogh and local writer Jae Choi to share an evening of performance as part of Nationale’s (811 E Burnside) membership program, Sunday December 5th at 7 PM. $3 donation, free for members.
Rothenberg and Keogh will present Big n Little. Some choreography for this piece is respectfully interpreted from Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On, as it was seen performed by Andrieux in his solo portrait Cédric Andrieux, also by Bel.
Choi, along with guest readers Jaclyn Delorey, Liz Harris, Rikki Rothenberg, Steve Schroeder, and Joel Statz, will read nine of her poems.