Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a sampling of new works – performance art, dance, music, and multi-media – by some of the most innovative and engaging artists working in the Pacific Northwest today. NWNW: PDX provides artists with an opportunity to showcase excerpts of new projects, or work-in-progress and gives audiences a first look at the newest in NW performance.

Linda Austin (Portland)

In this excerpt from her work-in-progress entitled Big Real, video, text, props, music and the human body interact on a tiny stage, engendering a series of shifts in physical scale, internal and external landscape and personal/historical time as Austin’s imagination collides with the constraints of material and social fact. Big Real will premiere at Performance Works Northwest Jan 2004. (19 min)

Foot in Mouth (Seattle)

The four collaborators of Foot in Mouth (choreographers Alice de Muizon and Amelia Reeber, and improvisational singers Ivory Smith and Eryn Young) have created a work that is at times piercingly touching and at other times, laugh out loud absurd. Go Ahead…Fire me, the group’s first work, investigates themes of social adaptation, individuality and conformity through an examination of the corporate work environment. (18 min)

Venue generously provided by BodyVox. BodyVox has limited accessibility. Please contact PICA at 503.242.1419 to arrange use of elevator.