Hot House After-Party

Hot House After-Party

For one night only, step into PICA’s eclectic greenhouse to dream big with us as we…

PICA at Hancock
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Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path to Detour

Direct Path to Detour is a new dance work by Portland-based choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto. Grounded in…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
Shannon Funchess

She’s in Parties

Shannon Funchess presents an evening of sound and visuals

Indie electronic musician and vocalist Shannon Funchess has had her feet firmly planted in the fertile…

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
CInema Project

Cinema Project

The Mechanics Laid Bare

Referencing the psychedelic light shows of the ’60s and ’70s as well as the harsh noise…

PICA at Hancock
Dylan Mira

Dylan Mira

Duty Free

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: a woman under the…

PICA at Hancock
Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow

Dad Band

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and John and Anne Hauberg…

Reed College Performing Arts Bldg.: Black Box 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
Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

DJ Klyph

Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Live! expands the reach of the weekly radio broadcast bringing the very…

PICA at Hancock
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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Don’t Get Me Started

Hosted by Andrew Dickson and co-produced with Claudia Meza It’s time we said it, 2016 has…

PICA at Hancock
Kelly Pratt

Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented and respected musicians and songwriters performing…

PICA at Hancock
Keijaun Thomas

Keijaun Thomas

Distance is Not Separation: Section 1. Selective Seeing: Corners, You, Section 2: Painted Images, Colored Symbols: She’s Hard, She Q

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Thomas’ most…

PICA at Hancock
Critical Mascara

Pepper Pepper

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara, “A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza,” returns for its fourth year serving a wild hybrid of…

PICA at Hancock
Meg Wolfe

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
Blind Cinema

Britt Hatzius

Blind Cinema

US PREMIERE: In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row…

Hollywood Theatre
Narcissister

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
Morgan Thorson

Morgan Thorson

Still Life

Co-presented with Portland Art Museum WEST COAST PREMIERE: Within the galleries of the Portland Art Museum,…

Portland Art Museum
Kelly Pratt

Kelly Pratt

Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth

PICA COMMISSION: Commissioned for the opening night of TBA:16, Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth is a celebration…

PICA at Hancock
Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda

It been moving at first

“A delicate soundscape, something between theater and performance, with finely tuned pandemonium: thin electrical wires, plugs…

Old Freeman Factory
Keith Hennessy

Keith Hennessy

Bear/Skin

Bear/Skin is a dance that is politically motivated by the tension between killer cops and virgin sacrifice, between indigenous culture and modernist appropriation. It has (almost) nothing to do with gay bears and everything to do with The Rite of Spring, teddy bear shamanism, the reconstruction of ritual bear dances, action movies, suicide economics, and the poetry of springtime….

New Expressive Works
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Night Tripper

Ingri Fiksdal, Ingvild Langgård, Signe Becker

Night Tripper is the most convincing collaboration between dancers, musicians, a forest, and the sun. –…

The Redd
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DakhaBrakha

Best Breakout Artist – Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet. – Rolling Stone DakhaBrakha is a force of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Radhouane El Meddeb / La compagnie de Soi

Au temps où les Arabes dansaient…

French-Tunisian choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb harkens back to the glory age of Arab cinema in this…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
DanaMichel

Dana Michel

Yellow Towel

Ms. Michel explored black stereotypes with a stuttering body and voice. It was a bold production,…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Amy O’Neal

Opposing Forces

O’Neal synthesizes complex themes with a cohesive, penetrating aesthetic. Her latest work transcends disciplines and boundaries….

The Redd
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Philippe Quesne

La Mélancolie des dragons

Seminal French director and TBA alum Philippe Quesne returns with the large-scale theater work La Mélancolie…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Dynasty Handbag

Good Morning Evening Feelings

…one of the most insanely funny, tone-perfect pieces of performance art I have seen in years. -…

Disjecta
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Radhouane El Meddeb / La compagnie de Soi

Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer

French-Tunisian Choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb carefully observed his mother and his aunts preparing couscous and the…

The Redd
MichelleEllsworth

Michelle Ellsworth

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome

Are we on our way to becoming a single-sex species? In Preparation for the Obsolescence, Ellsworth…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki

ke i te ki

Two exceptional and profoundly attentive sound artists. – Julian Cowley, The Wire In this duet performance,…

Disjecta
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Lu Yim

Devastation Melody

Portland-based Lucy Yim brings to TBA:15 a solo work of mourning and melancholia. From here they…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Tyondai Braxton

One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade – Washington Post Tyondai Braxton…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Okwui Okpokwasili

Bronx Gothic

…deeply personal, real, and out there. – The New Yorker A solo creation at the intersection…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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MPA

Nothing to You

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

Disjecta
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Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera

The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new. – Los…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Luke Gutgsell + Suniti Dernovsek

The Self Possessed + Leading Light

Get a glimpse of the Portland dance scene in this afternoon of two works by local…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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its not a thing

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? (US Premiere)

Lauded Italian choreographer and theatre director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for his stagings that marvel and…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Holcombe Waller

Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title

Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores…

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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TC Smith Benefit Celebration

TC Smith, of Portland’s ShowDrape, was a long-time friend and hero to PICA. TC passed away on December 30, 2014 due to injuries…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Erik Bünger

Erik Bünger

The Third Man

Co-presented with Cinema Project Erik Bünger takes listeners on a journey through the world of film…

PICA at West End
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Sarah Michelson Residency

PICA hosts NY-based choreographer Sarah Michelson for her Portland debut and a  five-day residency focusing on the…

Evelyn

Chanticleer Trü

Evelyn

Closing night at THE WORKS lights up the sky with an explosion of a million stars….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Hypnosis Display

Paul Clipson and Liz Harris

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY is an original live sound and 16mm film collaboration between experimental vocalist and musician…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never’s “R Plus Seven” is one of Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013 Oneohtrix…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
MSHR, Resonant Entity Modulator

MSHR

Resonant Entity Modulator

Exhibition Open:

MSHR presents a cybernetic system made up of hand-built analog synthesizers and digitally fabricated hieroglyphic sculptures….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Germinal

Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort

GERMINAL

In GERMINAL, French artists Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort create one of the most talked-about recent…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Ground and Floor

Amongst the new generation of Japanese theatremakers, Toshiki Okada and his company Chelfitsch stands out with…

Imago Theatre
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Field Guide: Jack Ferver

With Guest Faculty Jesse Hewit

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

PICA at West EndEcotrust
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Arca

“[Arca’s latest work] &&&&&, It’s a reinforcement of the beat-heavy chill he’s famous for, but also…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Luke George and Collaborators, Not About Face.

Luke George and Collaborators

Not About Face

[Not About Face] is always engaging, sometimes awkward, sometimes an exercise in failure, finally ecstatic… it’s as…

Conduit
Jack Ferver

Jack Ferver

Mon, Ma, Mes

“Performance art delivered with aplomb.” —Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times In Mon, Ma, Mes,…

Ecotrust
SQUART!

Larry/Laura Arrington

SQUART!

SQUART! says “Get your ass on stage, be spontaneous, short-circuit the forces of habit and expectation…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Mammalian Diving Reflex - All the Sex I've Ever Had

Mammalian Diving Reflex

All the Sex I've Ever Had

It goes to show that the most moving stories come from ordinary folk trying to live…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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Field Guide: Luke George & Hilary Clark

With Guest Faculty FRONT

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

PICA at West End
Jason Trager

Jason Traeger

PORTLAND STAND-UP COMEDY PHOTO ALBUM : LIVE!

In 2013 Portland based artist, photographer, and comic Jason Traeger began documenting Portland Oregon’s internationally recognized…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Jennifer West, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections.

Jennifer West

Flashlight Filmstrip Projections - Performance

Exhibition Open:

Jennifer West launches the first of her new pre-post fragmented cinematic environments where viewers are invited…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Duet Love - Tahni Holt

Tahni Holt

Duet Love

“The movement is powerful and raw and compelling…” —The Seattle Times, Brangien Davis Duet Love performs…

Imago Theatre
Cynthia Hopkins, A Living Documentary

Cynthia Hopkins

A Living Documentary

A breathtaking visionary. —Time Out New York A triumph of disciplined thinking, narrative fluidity, and musical…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre