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Luke George and Daniel Kok

Bunny

Dance provocateurs Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to…

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Hall
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Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

WORLD PREMIERE: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in…

PICA at West End
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Tanya Tagaq

Retribution

Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming: Play

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series, Driscoll uses…

Imago Theatre
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Half Straddle

Ghost Rings

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Ghost Rings a narrative of friendship and family-making unfurls through a pop…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Dead Thoroughbred

World Premiere: DT is peri-conceptual, dis-experimental, and a-nihilist. DT is a blackened performance that is never…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
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Erin Markey

Boner Killer

Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer…

Artists Repertory Theatre

Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Peninsula Park
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Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Supported by the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program. “I wanted to…

PICA at Hancock
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Becca Blackwell

They, Themself and Schmerm

Co-presented with Artists Repertory Theatre’s Frontier Series US West Coast Premiere: Part classic standup comedy special,…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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The Negro Problem

Notes of a Native Song

Inspired by the art & life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Dohee Lee Puri Arts

MU/巫

“An homage to spirits that come alive in Lee’s hand gestures, costumes and leaps… It’s impossible…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Will Rawls

I make me [sic]

WEST COAST PREMIERE: I make me [sic] is a solo choreography adapted continually as an installation…

PICA at Hancock
Allie Hankins

Allie Hankins

better to be alone than to wish you were

Part lecture, part choreographic exposition, better to be alone than to wish you were is a…

Bodyvox Dance Center
Alessandro Sciarroni

Alessandro Sciarroni

UNTITLED_I will be there when you die

US PREMIERE: Italian artist Alessandro Sciarroni returns to Portland with a performative reflection on the passing…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert

My Fools: A Life in Song

Rinde Eckert has been writing, composing, performing, and directing evocative and haunting performance pieces and plays…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Geumhyung Jeong

Geumhyung Jeong

7ways

Where lies the boundary between the body and the machine? In an empty space, illuminated only…

New Expressive Works
Mohamed El Khatib

Mohamed El Khatib

Finir en beauté

US PREMIERE: French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presents a solo lecture presentation on loss…

PSU: Lincoln Hall Boiler Room Theatre
Ali Chahrour

Ali Chahrour

Leila's Death

Leila prepares the ceremony of death She transcribes her grief and sings it through Ataaba She…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Luke Wyland

Luke Wyland

AU and the Camas High School Choir

AU’s new collaboration with the Camas High School choir is an explosive, joyful expression of community…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Maria Baranova

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

The Art of Luv (Part 1): Elliot

WEST COAST PREMIERE: On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured 13 in…

Reed College Performing Arts Bldg.: Black Box Theatre
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Meg Wolfe

New Faithful Disco

PICA COMMISSION: In Meg Wolfe’s lushly physical New Faithful Disco, belief is made manifest as energy….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Narcissister

Narcissistic Advance

Wearing mask and merkin, Narcissister’s spectacle-rich live performances tackle issues of gender, racial identity, and sexuality….

PICA at Hancock
Ivo Dimchev

Ivo Dimchev

Songs from my shows

“Animalistic one moment, delicate the next, he meshes darkness and lightness with verbal and physical dexterity.”…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Christian Rizzo

Christian Rizzo/ICI-CCN Montpellier

d’aprés une histoire vraie

“…the joy of being alive, of being together momentarily, and the visceral excitement of dancing.” —LE…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Never Felt Better/I, Composer/Dred Violin

“(Roumain has) a keen sense of how to create abstract shapes crossing cultural boundaries… combining visceral…

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium

Bill Shannon aka CrutchMaster

Spatial Theory

“He is a moonwalker, a daredevil version of Chaplin’s Little Tramp.” – Boston Globe “Bill Shannon’s…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Coco Fusco

The Incredible Disappearing Woman

“She kicks postcolonialist rhetoric in the teeth, [and] blurs the boundaries of performance.” – Dayna McLeod,…

Scottish Rite Center

Hinterland Theater Association

The Wreck of the St. Nikolai

“The Black Cat Orchestra succeeded in creating what can only be described as a dream cabaret,…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Dariush Dolat-shahi

In Concert

“A masterful performer.” – The New York Times “…epic…raw power through grand gestures….” – Perry Goldstein,…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Manuel Pelmus

Punct Fix

Romanian choreographer Manuel Pelmus arrives in Portland for the first time to present Punct Fix, a…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Cie Felix Ruckert

deluxe joy pilot

“…probably the most radical choreographer in Europe.” – Ballettanz “Tip: Interaction (or lack of it) depends…

Machineworks

Ros Warby

Swift

“[Warby’s] work reveals a mature level of eclecticism, elegance, and downright quirkiness. Remarkable and satisfying –…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Tere O’Connor Dance

LAWN

“O’Connor is a master at creating dream worlds in which gears shift abruptly and often….Like the…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd

In What Language? A song cycle of lives in transit

“(Iyer is) Captivating…an extravagantly gifted new-jazz pianist and a quick-witted composer…” – The New Yorker “[Ladd]…

Scottish Rite Center

Peripheral Produce

Peripheral Produce All-Time Greatest Hits

With a steady onslaught of independent media cropping up around the city in theaters, galleries, clubs,…

Scottish Rite Center

Susan J. Vitucci

Love's Fowl

“Wacky and wise, wild, melodic and mischievous . . .” – The New York Times “Unexpectedly…