Romanian choreographer Manuel Pelmus arrives in Portland for the first time to present Punct Fix, a complex creation in which dance becomes a mirror through which to explore ideas of heritage and history, and how embedded points-of-view inform action and reaction. Created while Pelmus was artist-in-residence at Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Punct Fix premiered in 2002 and continues to tour worldwide, dropping in for Berlin’s Tanz Im August, the Balkan Dance Platform, De Singel, Performing Arts Center in Belgium, Judson Church in New York, and TBA. Pelmus will be joined by fellow Romanians Maria Baroncea, Mihai Mihalcea, and Brynjar Bandlien.

Manuel Pelmus studied dance in Bucharest, Romania, and performed extensively with the Romanian National Opera, Romanian television, and the state opera in Cluj, before spending several years performing with the Hamburg Opera, touring throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Pelmus began creating his own works in 1997, and include Outcome, Common Grounds (a collaboration between Pelmus and two choreographers from Norway and Japan), and Punct Fix, all of which have toured widely in eastern and western Europe and North America. Pelmus will bring Punct Fix to the United States in the fall of 2003.

Punct Fix was co-produced by: Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Hebbel Theater (Berlin), Theorem, Mad Center and DCM Foundation (Bucharest), and Bandlien-Pelmus, with the support of Kultur Kontakt Austria, Tanz Quartier Wien, and The French Institute, Bucharest.

Additional Support provided by the Suitcase Fund of Dance Theater Workshop.