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

Donna Uchizono

The Salon Project

“…in devising movements and putting them together in unexpected ways, Donna Uchizono has ranked high on…

Conduit

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

Minh Tran/Megan Murphy

Nocturnal Path/The Rich Grandeur of Boxing

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Shelley Hirsch

A Rupture in the Order of Reality

“Enormously inventive, scathingly satiric and virtuosic… a brilliant overwhelming presence on stage.” – The New York…

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium

Susan J. Vitucci

Love's Fowl

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

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Linda Austin/Foot in Mouth

Big Real (Work-in-Progress)/Go Ahead… Fire me (Part of Northwest New Works: PDX)

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a…

Bodyvox Dance Center

David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso

Legibly Speaking

“The tales of the Duplex are modern-day versions of Chaucer’s reports from the road to Canterbury;…

Scottish Rite Center

Donna Uchizono

Butterflies from My Hand

“…in devising movements and putting them together in unexpected ways, Donna Uchizono has ranked high on…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Lawrence Goldhuber/David Brooks

The Life and Times of Barry Goldhubris

“First-rate theatre with a surprising edge of poignancy.” –Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times Using dance,…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Andrew Dickson/Amos Latteier

An Evening with Bradlee/Model Notes (Part of Northwest New Works: PDX)

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle, Northwest New Works: PDX features a sampling…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Eiko and Koma

Offering

Japanese-born performance legends Eiko and Koma abandon the stage to bring their latest work, Offering, to the public streets and open spaces of the city. Inspired by a very early form of Japanese paper theater, called kamishibai, that was presented out of suitcases by men who traveled between villages on bicycles, Offering blends intimacy, community, and elements of surprise with an intensity and refinement that has become a hallmark of their work. Performed outdoors and viewed from all sides, the piece invites viewers – young and old, avid theater-goers or not – to watch for a few moments or a few hours, from up close or from a distance. Each viewer is free to determine his or her own relationship with the dancers….

Jamison Square Park

John Jasperse Company

Giant Empty

“Jasperse has created a phenomenon by mixing dance, unspoken drama, performance art, and fashion show—a perpetual…

dumb type

[OR]

Based in Kyoto Japan, dumb type is a multifaceted ensemble whose members include artists originally trained…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson

Monsters of Grace

We’re not giving you puzzles to solve… only pictures to hear you go to this opera…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Miranda July

Miranda July

Love Diamond

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to present Love Diamond, a new evening-length…

Hollywood Theatre
David Sedaris

David Sedaris

Direct from Paris

Playwright, author, radio star, and retired elf David Sedaris may be the most brilliantly witty New…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
John Zorn

John Zorn

Masada

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents composer and jazz pioneer John Zorn for one…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer: Performance, CD Release, and Fundraiser

Diamanda Galás is an extraordinary artist of unparalleled emotional intensity and vocal range. PICA and KPSU…

La Luna
Danny Hoch

Danny Hoch

Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) opens it’s 1998/99 performance series with solo theater artist…

Aladdin Theatre
John Kelly

John Kelly & Co.

Find My Way Home

As the final program of it’s 1997/98 performance series, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

John Kelly

A Night of Cabaret and Song with John Kelly

In addition to Find My Way Home, John Kelly will also make special guest appearances as…

Conduit

David Greenberger: Duplex Planet

1001 Real Apes

Greenberger’s 1001 Real Apes combines the stories and observations of nursing home residents into a moving…

Clinton Street Theatre
Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert

Romeo Sierra Tango

Rinde Eckert is internationally renowned as a singer, musician, composer, movement artist, actor, writer and director….

Aladdin Theatre

Hasidic New Wave

Jews and the Abstract Truth

The Hasidic Wedding Scene is Hot and Coming to a Theater Near You! One of the…

Aladdin Theatre
Drew Pissara

Drew Pisarra

Singularly Grotesque

Former Portlander Premiers New Work Commissioned by PICA for its 1997/98 Performance Series The Portland Institute…

Eastside Performance Center
Wendy Westerwelle

Wendy Westerwelle

Soph: A Visit with the Last of the Red Hot Mamas

As a Special Event for PICA, Portlander Wendy Westerwelle Remounts Her Original One-Woman Show on the…

Aladdin Theatre
Richard Foreman

Richard Foreman

Pearls for Pigs

A pioneer of 20th century avant garde theater in America, this is Foreman’s first national tour…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Chamecki/Lerner

Chamecki/Lerner

Antônio Caído

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents contemporary Brazilian dance troupe Chamecki/Lerner, Thursday & Friday,…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Guy

Guy Klucevsek

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) kicks off its 1997/98 performance season with internationally acclaimed…

The Bill Frisell Quartet

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents jazz guitar master Bill Frisell, Friday and Saturday,…

Aladdin Theatre

Karen Finley

The American Chestnut

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen… The Portland Institute…

Aladdin Theatre

Spalding Gray

It's a Slippery Slope

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most accomplished monologue artists, Spalding Gray is also a celebrated…

Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom

Spalding Gray

Benefit Performance: "Interviewing the Audience"

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) offers a unique opportunity to sample from (or feast…

The BrewHouse Taproom & Grill

Uakti

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Brazilian musical ensemble Uakti, Friday, April 25th at…

Scottish Rite Center

33 Fainting Spells

The Uninvited

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Seattle-based dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Thursday,…

Scottish Rite Center

Rennie Harris PureMovement

Fallen Crumbs from the Cake

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Philadelphia Hip-Hop dance troupe, Rennie Harris PureMovement, Friday…

Aladdin Theatre

Goat Island

How Dear to Me The Hour When Daylight Dies

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight…

Scottish Rite Center

Coco Fusco & Nao Bustamante

STUFF

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents STUFF, a new performance piece by Coco Fusco…

Clinton Street Theatre

Rhodessa Jones

The Blue Stories: Black Erotica about Letting Go

Rhodessa Jones is an actress, singer, dancer, writer and teacher. Her work has been described as…

University of Portland: Mago Hunt Theater

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer

By virtue of her originality, Diamanada Galás defies simple categorization. Transcending the boundaries of contemporary performance…

Northwest Service Center

Karen Finley

The American Chestnut

Note: Performance canceled; see below. Performance artist Karen Finley opens the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s…

Aladdin Theatre

96/97 Performance Series

As part of our exhibition program, PICA is pleased to announce our 1996/97 performance series, which…

Various Locations

Donna Uchizono

quietly goes a giant jane

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents contemporary dancer and choreographer Donna Uchizono as the…

Echo Theatre

P.S. 122 Field Trips

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents PS 122 Field Trips, Wednesday and Thursday, April…

Catlin Gabel School: Cabell Theatre

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside

PopACTION

MacArthur Genius award-winner brings her sports-inspired, acrobatic dance work to enthusiastic audiences at the University of…

University of Portland: Chiles Center

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside

UP! (Rehearsal Performance)

Rare Opportunity to See Dancer’s Who Really Fly! Elizabeth Streb/Ringside, the daredevils of dance, bring their…

University of Portland: Chiles Center

Rinde Eckert

The Idiot Variations

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Rinde Eckert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 22,…

Echo Theatre

Rinde Eckert

An Informal Evening with Rinde Eckert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to announce a special added event in…

Conduit

Charles Gayle

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) welcomes free jazz tenor sax master Charles Gayle to…

Clinton Street Theatre

Diamanda Galás

Shrei X

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to present Diamanda Galás Monday and Tuesday,…

Clinton Street Theatre

Purgatorio Ink

'Something Recklessly Gay' or Cirque de Ca Ca

Experimental theatre work created by Iranian theatre artist Assurbanipal Babilla….

Clinton Street Theatre

Stephanie Skura/Cranky Destroyers

Exposed

Seattle-based choreographer and her group perform a program of quirky, athletic new works….

Imago Theatre

Philip Glass

Solo Piano

Master composer of modern music performs a rare solo piano concert….

Catlin Gabel School: Cabell Theatre

Bloolips

Island of Lost Shoes

Gender-bending London-based theatre company puts a new twist on the English music hall tradition, performed in…

Aladdin Theatre

Holly Hughes

My One Man Show

Performance art legend open’s PICA first annual performance series with her autobiographical monologue….

Echo Theatre