Daniel Barrow

The Thief of Mirrors/Looking for Love in the Hall of Mirrors

Co-presented with NW Film Center Since the early 90s, Daniel Barrow has developed a unique style…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Workshop: Luke George

EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME

TBA Workshops present an opportunity to learn from Festival artists visiting from around the world. Advance…

New Expressive Works
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DUBAIS

Die Unterwelt: A Pop-era by Nadia Buyse

International singing sensation DUBAIS has decided to end it all and to leave this world. The…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Body/Head

Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange,…

Con-Way
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Bouchra Ouizguen

Ha!

Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen draws inspiration from the writings of the famed Persian poet and Sufi…

Imago Theatre

Nacera Belaza

Le Trait Solos & Le Temps Scellé

“Nacera Belaza practices the detail drawing, the imperceptible nuance, the painting of a slow-moving body with a play…

Con-Way: Black Box
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TBA Conversation: Ieva Miseviciute

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. Disjecta Curator-in-Residence…

PICA at West End
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Workshop: K.J. Holmes

The Athletics of Intimacy

TBA Workshops present an opportunity to learn from Festival artists visiting from around the world. Advance…

New Expressive Works
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Ieva Miseviciute

I Will Rip Your Arms Off

Co-presented with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and curated by Summer Guthery, 2013-2014 Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Ieva Misevičiūtė—former…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Linda Austin & David Eckard

Three Trick Pony

Music composed by Doug Theriault “Ms. Austin’s powers of invention never failed her.” —The New York Times…

Con-Way: Black Box

Mariano Pensotti

SOMETIMES I THINK, I CAN SEE YOU

“Pensotti has a fine facility with irony, with the fine balance between comedy and tragedy.” —British Theatre Guide…

PSU: Urban Center Plaza
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Wishful Thinking

Featuring Led Er Est, Blues Control, Further Reductions, and The Coombe

Curated by Owen Hutchinson We’re not a synthpop band, a goth band, a noise band, an…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Third Angle New Music Ensemble

In the Dark

“In the beginning, Georg said, let there be no light. And there was dark. Silky, womb-like India-ink…

OMSI: Planetarium
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Movement (R)evolution Africa

A documentary on nine choreographers from Africa challenging stale stereotypes of the continent….

Living Room Theater
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Field Guide: Laura Arrington & Jesse Hewit

With Guest Faculty Zoe Scofield

PICA’s new Field Guide program will take off during TBA, offering up new avenues for you to explore,…

CoHo Theatre
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Lighting Designer Itai Erdal

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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TBA Conversation: Jamie Isenstein

The Artist is Present: Jamie Isenstein, in conversation with Stephanie Snyder

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. A collective…

PICA at West End
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Getting to Know You(Tube)

Crystal Baxley & Stefan Ransom

Co-presented with the Hollywood Theatre Embark on a spiritual journey into the deepest caverns of YouTube’s…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Laura Arrington & Jesse Hewit

ADULT

In ADULT, grown-up friends Laura Arrington and Jesse Hewit exorcise and exhaust their collective fantasies about…

Con-Way: Dance Space
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Choreographer Keith Hennessy

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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TBA Conversation: Krystal South

Away from Keyboard

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. Portland artist…

PICA at West End
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Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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Like A Villain

Make Well

Make Well has been composed to heal its listeners in parts of their souls left untouched…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Nick Hallett

Rainbow Passage

Scored for singers and electronics, Rainbow Passage is a multimedia concert based on a popular diagnostic…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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The Blow

WE PUT IT TOGETHER SO WE COULD TAKE IT APART

“A true original.” —Pitchfork The Blow returns to TBA in its new collaborative incarnation between founder…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Trajal Harrell

Antigone Jr. / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (Jr.)

“The themes in these works [...] are big and fractious ones. Race, gender, sexuality, all intersecting at…

Con-Way: Black Box
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Panel: The Past in the Present

Young Chileans and the Legacy of Pinochet

Co-presented with Boom Arts. How are a new generation of Chileans—including the children of activists targeted…

University of Oregon in Portland: White Box
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Reading of Guillermo Calderon’s VILLA

Presented by Boom Arts

Translated by William Gregory Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis Dramaturgy by Sarah Rose Leonard Featuring Rebecca…

University of Oregon in Portland: White Box
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Astronomer Jan Dabrowski

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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TBA Conversation: Mariano Pensotti & Lola Arias

Latin American Performance Theater Now

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. Two leading…

PICA at West End
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WORKSHOP: Keith Hennessy

Rigorous Play

TBA Workshops present an opportunity to learn from Festival artists visiting from around the world. Advance…

New Expressive Works
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Kaj-anne Pepper & Chanticleer Tru

CRITICAL MASCARA: A Post-Realness Drag Ball

With DJ’s Shaun J. Wright and Alinka TWIRL (Chicago) and MIRACLES CLUB (PDX) Queens and kings, outcasts…

THE WORKS at Con-Way

Trajal Harrell

Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M2M)

“Restraint and minimalism can be just as sexy and intriguing as vivacity and flair. Combined, they present a…

Con-Way: Black Box
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Meow Meow & Thomas M. Lauderdale

The Cat's Meow, with the Oregon Symphony

International kamikaze cabaret sensation Meow Meow returns to Portland to take the symphony by storm!…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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Field Guide: Trajal Harrell

With Guest Faculty FRONT

PICA’s new Field Guide program will take off during TBA, offering up new avenues for you…

CoHo Theatre
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Ecofeminist Jackie Davis

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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Astrologer Rhea Wolf

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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Paris Is Burning

Co-presented with Northwest Film Center and QDoc. Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 documentary explored the voguing and drag ball…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Judy Hussie-Taylor

Judson NOW Lecture and Book Launch

An introductory lecture by Judy Hussie-Taylor, curator of Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2012: Judson NOW, followed by…

PICA at West End
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TBA Conversation: Trajal Harrell

Church Bells & High Heels

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. Choreographer Trajal…

PICA at West End
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Workshop: Laura Arrington & Jesse Hewit

FREEDOM PRACTICE

TBA Workshops present an opportunity to learn from Festival artists visiting from around the world. Advance…

New Expressive Works
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Peter Burr

SPECIAL EFFECT

Video and performance artist Peter Burr presents a live television show featuring 18 short animations from…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Suniti Dernovsek & David Stein / bobbevy

This is how we disappear

This is how we disappear examines the complexity, frailty, and weight of human relationships in contrast…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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CAMPO / Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido

Still Standing You

“To say that this contemporary dance piece is memorable is an understatement: You can’t forget watching two naked…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Lola Arias

El año que nací (The Year I Was Born)

Spanish with English subtitles “…it shakes you to the core [...] Recommended for all generations –…

Imago Theatre
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Writer Sara Jaffe

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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Playwright Andrea Stolowitz

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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TBA Conversation: The Blow

Performing Pop

TBA Conversations is a daily series of engaging discussions with artists, curators, and TBA audiences. Khaela Maricich…

PICA at West End
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The Julie Ruin

Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls and School of Rock In 1997, riot grrrl legend…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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TBA:13 FOOD

Carnival Without Rides

When you stay up late to catch all of the artists and activity at the Time-Based…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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TBA:13 Opening Night Dinner

7:00 PM Cocktails 8:00 PM Dinner Served Get your first look at our new home for…

Con-Way
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Alex Mackin Dolan

Cycle, Sun, Limit

September 12-29, 2013 September 12, 9:00 p.m.–late September 13–22, 25–29, Every day, 12–6:30 p.m. Dolan presents a…

Con-Way
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Emily Roysdon

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1)

Minor Theatres (wrkshp 1) is a project to begin a project. A question of time over…

Con-Way
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Krystal South

Identify Yourself

 http://idyrself.com you can take the art out of the internet, but can you ever take the…

Con-Way

Artist Salon: A.L. Steiner

In concert with her TBA:13 exhibition Feelings and How to Destroy Them, A.L Steiner will present an artist talk…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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C’mon Language: Nick Hallett

Songs Without Words, Communication Beyond Language

A workshop for singers of all levels. Starting with the basics of breathing and then moving…

PICA at West End
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A.L. Steiner

FEELINGS AND HOW TO DESTROY THEM

September 5–October 26, 2013 Every day, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. A.L. Steiner uses constructions of photography, video,…

PNCA: Feldman Gallery + Project Space
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Sue Tompkins

Organized by Chris Johanson, Libby Werbel of PMoMA, and PICA September 5–October 5 Every day, 12-7:00…

Portland Museum of Modern Art
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C’mon Language: Peter Falanga

Emergent Curriculum: What it Takes to Be Sincere

What It Takes to be Sincere is a participatory workshop that asks: Why do we place such…

PICA at West End
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Reading is Fundamental

A CRITICAL MASCARA Discussion Group

A gathering and discussion about queer performance, art, and culture. A casual and curious space for…

PICA at West End
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C’mon Language: Satya Byock

Exploring the Language of the Unconscious Mind

In this workshop, we will explore some core concepts of the unconscious mind and its reality…

PICA at West End

C’mon Language: A.L. Steiner

F is for FEELING

Emotion: (fr. Latin emovere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + movere ’move’; 17th C., mental agitation) a natural instinctive state of mind deriving…

PICA at West End
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TBA:13

Time-Based Art Festival

For ticketing and travel information visit our TBA program page.  PICA presents the 11th-annual Time-Based Art Festival,…

Various Locations
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Jamie Isenstein

Will Return

Curated by Stephanie Snyder August 27–October 20, 2013 Tuesday–Sunday, 12-5:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19,…

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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C’mon Language: Hannon Welch

Emergent Curriculum: We Need to Talk

This workshop will explore the motive behind the creation of language and the creativity from which…

PICA at West End
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TBA:13 Volunteer Orientation

Email [email protected] with questions, or sign up directly for our Volunteer email announcements. At PICA, we…

PICA at West End
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C’mon Language: Amber Gayle

A lexical exploration of human personality

A workshop exploring the words we use to describe the people we know, as a process…

PICA at West End

C’mon Language: Gregory Anderson

On the Edge of Extinction: Linguistic Diversity in the 21st century

Many thousands of languages are spoken today across the world. Each language offers a unique perspective,…

PICA at West End