From stages to street-corners, from warehouses to our own offices, PICA’s Performance program moves between venues to present artists working fluidly across forms and disciplines.
Our performances encompass dance, theater, music, and story, but could just as easily feature a collaboration with an experimental filmmaker or occur inside of an installation. While their projects may vary formally, all of the artists we present respond to the urgent social, cultural, and political issues of our current moment. PICA provides a platform for a diversity of perspectives to thrive, presenting local, national, and international artists and situating Portland as a node of global cultural exchange. At the core of PICA’s program is a guiding value in supporting new work, which we accomplish through artist commissions and developmental residencies, bringing never-before-seen projects to local audiences.