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The City Dance Workshop

Join in a creative process developed by Anna and Lawrence Halprin known as the RSVP cycles….

Various Locations
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Forced Entertainment

Quizoola!

A performance based on a text of 2,000 questions, the public is free to arrive, depart and return at any point during the six-hour performance….

Leftbank
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Tim Etchells

Lecture

Tim Etchells is artistic director of Forced Entertainment, one of the UK’s most respected and groundbreaking experimental theatre companies….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Superamas Noontime Chat

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us: Re-framing Pop Culture

Superamas, with the help of Mark Russell, dig under the surface of spectacle and pop culture to question our desires and expectations of happiness….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Tim Etchells

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

Sight is the sense… is a long, free-associating monologue that tumbles from topic to topic to create a vast, failing iteration and explanation of the world….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Mike Daisey

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

In his newest monologue, Mike Daisey tackles a story at the heart of our world today: the surprising, secret history of the Department of Homeland Security….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tim Crouch

ENGLAND, Performed by Tim Crouch and Hannah Ringham

ENGLAND enjoyed a sold-out run as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has gone on to receive three major awards including a Herald Archangel Award….

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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Tiago Guedes

Materiais Diversos (Various Materials)

A meditation on the rediscovery of everyday materials, Materiais Diversos won the competition for Young Artists of the Portuguese Arts and Ideas Club….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tiago Guedes

Um Solo (A Solo)

Surreal, funny and moving, Um Solo spontaneously creates inner territory—a climate, a potentiality, an expectation….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Kenny Mellman + Bridget Everett

Sexercise Live!

Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb) has created with Bridget Everett a fitting tribute to the “potty-mouthed and profound” Millie Jackson….

Someday Lounge
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Daniel Beaty

Resurrection, Co-presented with Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

Featuring Beaty’s unique blend of music, poetry, comedy, and drama, Resurrection is an urgent, timely story of possibility and hope….

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
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Documenting Dance: Three Films

Directors Jacqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel

In three very different documentaries, Jaqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel explore the lives of dancers Anna Halprin and Véronique Doisneau. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Lemon Andersen

COUNTY OF KINGS the beautiful struggle

Lemon Andersen is a critically acclaimed poet and actor best known for his Tony Award winning work in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and HBO….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Reggie Watts

TRANSITION, Directed by Tommy Smith

A staple of the international performance scene, Watts received the 2006 Andy Kaufman Award for comedic performance….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Leesaar The Company

Geisha

Full of vivid, cinematic characters, Geisha is a sensual duet featuring Saar Harari and Jye-Hwei Lin, accompanied by spoken and sung text by Lee Sher. …

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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Mike Daisey

MONOPOLY!

As subversive as it is hilarious, MONOPOLY! weaves a breathtaking number of threads into one illuminating monologue by “master storyteller” Mike Daisey….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage
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Sojourn Theatre

BUILT, Directed by Michael Rohd

Sojourn blends performance and dialogue in this site-responsive participatory performance set in the heart of Portland’s emerging South Waterfront district….

South Waterfront Discovery Center
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Jérôme Bel

Pichet Klunchun and Myself

Through a lively mixture of physical demonstration and spirited verbal debate, the piece documents Bel and Pichet’s lucid, humorous quest for understanding one another….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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Antony and the Johnsons

In concert with the Oregon Symphony

Winners of Great Britain’s 2005 Mercury Prize, Antony and the Johnsons join the Oregon Symphony for a one-of-a-kind concert. Co-presented with the Oregon Symphony….

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons 
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT

TBA Opening Night is a Happening

All opening night events are free and open to the public.

8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT…

Various Locations
PICA's sixth annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon.

TBA:08

Time-Based Art is Happening 09:04:08 - 09:14:08

PICA’s sixth annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon….

Obsessive, athletic movement, live original music, and a spare minimalist set collide in this raw, sexy, brainy, and mysterious piece of dance theatre.

ALASKA

By Argentine Director Diana Szeinblum

Obsessive, athletic movement, live original music, and a spare minimalist set collide in this raw, sexy, brainy, and mysterious piece of dance theatre….

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Danced with mesmerizing intensity and technical precision, Scofield and Shuey

Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey

The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t

Danced with mesmerizing intensity and technical precision, Scofield and Shuey’s collaboration is part of a long term project exploring adolescent group dynamics; how and why people fall into or push each other into the roles of Leader, Follower and Outcast….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
Provocative writer/director Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven

Provocative writer/director Young Jean Lee’s worst nightmare is to make anything as predictable as a confessional, Korean-American identity play with a flowery Asian-sounding title, so she decided to do just that….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
One morning in the low-rent office of a mysterious small business, one employee finds a ragged old copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk and starts to read it out loud. And doesn

Elevator Repair Service

Gatz

One morning in the low-rent office of a mysterious small business, one employee finds a ragged old copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk and starts to read it out loud. And doesn’t stop….

Imago Theatre
Holcombe Waller

Holcombe Waller

Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest

Holcombe Waller’s Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest is a vocal performance that imagines movement, video, costume and character to be instruments as inextricable from the process of musical arrangement as piano, guitar and strings….

Someday Lounge
Larry Krone performs original songs and country music standards, infusing them with all the love and devotion one would expect from a down-home, defiantly wholesome, cross-dressing cowboy entertainer.

Larry Krone

In Concert

Larry Krone performs original songs and country music standards, infusing them with all the love and devotion one would expect from a down-home, defiantly wholesome, cross-dressing cowboy entertainer….

Someday Lounge
This new work completes Wampler

Claude Wampler

PERFORMANCE (career ender)

This new work completes Wampler’s ten-year cycle of creating experimental artworks that combine elements of visual art and performance and that call attention to the viewers’ role as audience….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory: Studio
Mining popular American music from the last hundred years, Hand2Mouth Theatre samples karaoke, outlandish theatricality, exhaustive dances, and absurdist humor in this imaginative work that questions what it means to be a true American.

Hand2Mouth Theatre

Repeat After Me

Mining popular American music from the last hundred years, Hand2Mouth Theatre samples karaoke, outlandish theatricality, exhaustive dances, and absurdist humor in this imaginative work that questions what it means to be a true American….

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
Come for the magic, stay for the ham sandwiches! Nature Theater of Oklahoma presents a short four-hour version of their legendary eleven-hour melodramatic spectacle, No Dice.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

No Dice

Come for the magic, stay for the ham sandwiches! Nature Theater of Oklahoma presents a short four-hour version of their legendary eleven-hour melodramatic spectacle, No Dice….

The Art Institute of Portland: Open Space
How can something be deeply, profoundly sad yet hilarious at the same time? Somehow Dutch theatre company Kassys has created a performance which is just that in this sly and surreal work, combining film and live performance in equal measure.

Kassys

KOMMER

How can something be deeply, profoundly sad yet hilarious at the same time? Somehow Dutch theatre company Kassys has created a performance which is just that in this sly and surreal work, combining film and live performance in equal measure….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
A kaleidoscopic new dance piece which features Angelle Hebert

tEEth

Normal and Happy

A kaleidoscopic new dance piece which features Angelle Hebert’s distinctive choreography, Normal and Happy is punctuated with rhythmic, fitful gestures; inhuman, creaturely movement; and a tense, awkward physicality….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
With its breath-taking opening, State of Heads explores the feeling of waiting. Waiting for a hero, waiting to see what happens.

Donna Uchizono Company

State of Heads (1999) & Leap to Tall (2006)

With its breath-taking opening, State of Heads explores the feeling of waiting. Waiting for a hero, waiting to see what happens. …

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Ten years ago Andrew Dickson was an independent filmmaker whose typical day involved riding his bike around Portland eating cheap burritos, going to basement punk rock shows and maybe doing a 4-hour temp job. Today, he writes ads for Fortune 500 companies, lives in a brand-new loft apartment, and hasn

Andrew Dickson

Sell Out

Ten years ago Andrew Dickson was an independent filmmaker whose typical day involved riding his bike around Portland eating cheap burritos, going to basement punk rock shows and maybe doing a 4-hour temp job. Today, he writes ads for Fortune 500 companies, lives in a brand-new loft apartment, and hasn’t been on a bike in years. The Andrew of ten years ago would definitely consider the Andrew of today a sellout….

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium
A starkly intimate duet by Charlotte Vanden Eynde and Kurt Vandendriessche, MAP ME unfolds with a unique combination of delicate, tactile choreography and live video projection.

Charlotte Vanden Eynde & Kurt Vandendriessche

MAP ME

A starkly intimate duet by Charlotte Vanden Eynde and Kurt Vandendriessche, MAP ME unfolds with a unique combination of delicate, tactile choreography and live video projection….

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
A multimedia excursion across planet hip-hop, the break/s is presented in verse, dance and film, which dramatically realizes the living history of the hip-hop generation through the performed personal narrative of poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

The Living Word Project: the break/s (Work in Progress)

A multimedia excursion across planet hip-hop, the break/s is presented in verse, dance and film, which dramatically realizes the living history of the hip-hop generation through the performed personal narrative of poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage
What happens when we really listen? What happens when we decide as a species to finally give up the game? When will we learn that time is a myth, a set of training wheels that causes us to believe we really need them?

Reggie Watts

Disinformation (conspired by Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith)

What happens when we really listen? What happens when we decide as a species to finally give up the game? When will we learn that time is a myth, a set of training wheels that causes us to believe we really need them?…

Someday Lounge
Dangerously skirting the boundaries between existential comedy, Mexican telenovela, and social documentary, Las Chicas del 3.5 Floppies exposes the human repercussions of globalization and poverty with incisive humor and relentless honesty.

Las Chicas del 3.5 Floppies

(The Girls of the 3.5 Floppies)

Dangerously skirting the boundaries between existential comedy, Mexican telenovela, and social documentary, Las Chicas del 3.5 Floppies exposes the human repercussions of globalization and poverty with incisive humor and relentless honesty….

Imago Theatre
In Spite of Everything is the latest entry into the emerging genre of hip-hop theater, featuring one of the Bay Area

The Suicide Kings

In Spite of Everything

In Spite of Everything is the latest entry into the emerging genre of hip-hop theater, featuring one of the Bay Area’s most dynamic spoken word collectives: The Suicide Kings….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
A subversive fusion of cabaret, political tirade and stark raving fabulousness, Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac

The BE(A)ST of Taylor Mac

A subversive fusion of cabaret, political tirade and stark raving fabulousness, Taylor Mac’s Herald Angel Award-winning solo piece is both visually surreal and compellingly human….

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Using hundreds of Portland voices raised in song, composer Rinde Eckert kicks off TBA:07 with a joyful noise in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Rinde Eckert

On the Great Migration of Excellent Birds

Using hundreds of Portland voices raised in song, composer Rinde Eckert kicks off TBA:07 with a joyful noise in Pioneer Courthouse Square….

Pioneer Courthouse Square
TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year

CHAT

TBA:07 In a Nutshell

TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year’s program of artists and events, and answer questions from the audience. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Sincerely, John Head (SJH) alternately and sometimes simultaneously plays the role of idolized performer and earnest fan by hosting events and producing artifacts that revel in both personas.

Sincerely, John Head

Studio Sessions

Sincerely, John Head (SJH) alternately and sometimes simultaneously plays the role of idolized performer and earnest fan by hosting events and producing artifacts that revel in both personas….

Singer Project Space
Larry Krone scavenges through the universe of Americana, ready-made culture to reinvigorate the folk and outsider art traditions.

Larry Krone

Larry Krone's Campfire Exposition

Larry Krone scavenges through the universe of Americana, ready-made culture to reinvigorate the folk and outsider art traditions….

Museum of Contemporary Craft: The Lab
Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07!  Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer.

Dear PICA Friends

A letter from TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell

Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07! Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer….

TBA:07

Announcing TBA:07 Artists

Save the Dates!
Time-Based Art is Happening.
September 6-16, 2007…

Various Locations
Singers needed for the opening event of PICA

Rinde Eckert Rehearsal

Singers Needed

Singers needed for the opening event of PICA’s TBA:07 Festival, a new work titled On the Great Migration of Excellent Birds by Rinde Eckert featuring hundreds of Portland voices. …

NEED TO BUY TICKETS? REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.

Miranda July

No one belongs here more than you. A reading and book signing.

NEED TO BUY TICKETS? REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY….

First Congregational Church
Miller combines virtuoso choreography with cutting edge motion capture technology to investigate the relation between the foreign and familiar in contemporary life.

BEBE MILLER COMPANY

Landing/Place

Miller combines virtuoso choreography with cutting edge motion capture technology to investigate the relation between the foreign and familiar in contemporary life….

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Directed by reg e. gaines, acclaimed journalist Jerry Quickley tells the sweat-inducing tale of his travels to Iraq...

JERRY QUICKLEY

Live From the Front

Directed by reg e. gaines, acclaimed journalist Jerry Quickley tells the sweat-inducing tale of his travels to Iraq……

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Performed in a lightless room for a small audience equipped with night vision apparatus...

CRISPIN SPAETH DANCE GROUP

Dark Room

Performed in a lightless room for a small audience equipped with night vision apparatus……

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Hall
Mountain is a provocative new trio by post-modern dance pioneer Deborah Hay in collaboration with three of the Northwest

DEBORAH HAY

Mountain

Mountain is a provocative new trio by post-modern dance pioneer Deborah Hay in collaboration with three of the Northwest’s most compelling contemporary choreographers……

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Utilizing hand-constructed puppets made from thrift store cast-offs, BlingLab presents a bumbling set of explorers by reading between the lines of Lewis & Clark

BLINGLAB

The Untold Misadventures of Lewis & Clark

Utilizing hand-constructed puppets made from thrift store cast-offs, BlingLab presents a bumbling set of explorers by reading between the lines of Lewis & Clark’s infamous expedition….

Someday Lounge
Flight of Mind marks the culmination of a five-year project tracking animal migration and devising choreographic systems in response.

JENNIFER MONSON/ILAND

Flight of Mind

Flight of Mind marks the culmination of a five-year project tracking animal migration and devising choreographic systems in response….

Disjecta
Somewhere between a band and a theatre group, with none of the hangups of either, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is an irresistible multimedia force of nature!

JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZ BANG

Episode 5 : Sleepless Fishes

Somewhere between a band and a theatre group, with none of the hangups of either, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is an irresistible multimedia force of nature!…

Someday Lounge
Part of an ongoing project to honor Spalding Gray

SPALDING GRAY PROJECT

Leftover Stories to Tell

Part of an ongoing project to honor Spalding Gray’s memory and perhaps capture one of his elusive “perfect moments” in which doubt, distress, and angst yield momentarily to a broader epiphany. …

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life.

NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA

Poetics: a ballet brut

With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life. …

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they...

KIKI & HERB

Kiki & Herb

Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay

DEBORAH HAY

Room

Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project in Findhorn, Scotland. …

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Hall

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

PICA will be holding an opening reception with various TBA Artists in attendance for this year’s TBA Festival Visual Art program.

Corberry Press: Building A
From the humble starting point of an artist

VIVARIUM STUDIO/PHILIPPE QUESNE

The Itching of the Wings

From the humble starting point of an artist’s flat and recording studio, Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio create a multi-tiered whimsical revue about flying and falling….

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman.

YUBIWA HOTEL

CANDIES Girlish Hardcore

Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman….

Artists Repertory Theatre: Second Stage
Drawing from recent experiences as NASA

LAURIE ANDERSON

The End of the Moon

Drawing from recent experiences as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, Anderson uses song, stories, and original electronic music to suggest the symmetry between journeys in……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland

JOHN KING

Extreme Guitar Orchestra

Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland’s music community with a unique concert staged on the steps of Pioneer Courthouse Square. FREE!…

Pioneer Courthouse Square
For this beautifully simple performance/installation, Stan

STAN’S CAFE

Of All The People In All The World

For this beautifully simple performance/installation, Stan’s Cafe will bring 300 million grains of rice to Portland, a grain for every person in the United States….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Time-Based Art is happening. 
Sept 7-17, 2006.

TBA:06

09:07:06 - 09:17:06

Time-Based Art is happening.
Sept 7-17, 2006. …

Various Locations
This pirate radio station and walk-in jukebox is devoted to auditory pick-me-ups. Check out 96.7 FM

RED76

Travelers and Record Sound System

This pirate radio station and walk-in jukebox is devoted to auditory pick-me-ups. Check out 96.7 FM…

The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
Tsong has been interested in the layered meanings of the words alien, stranger, and other.

EDIE TSONG

Telecommunity Portrait

Tsong has been interested in the layered meanings of the words alien, stranger, and other. …

Adkins will show up at TBA Central every day at 2 pm...

BRAD ADKINS

OH YEAH OK

Adkins will show up at TBA Central every day at 2 pm……

Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials!  Special thanks to Comcast.

TBA:06 TV COMMERCIALS

Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials! Special thanks to Comcast….

Various Locations