Dance Weekend: Linda Austin, WolfBird, AL Dancers

Linda Austin kicks off an epic solo project and other movement delights

If you are a dance fan and can’t get enough, full weekends like this one are the best. Starting on Friday night through Saturday, Linda Austin, the recent recipient of the  Regional Arts & Culture Council Performing Arts Fellowship will start the multi-concert (Un)Made: Solo Relay Series at Performance Works NW.  WolfBird Dance, an emerging contemporary dance company directed by Selina DiPronio and Raven Jones, also opens Friday and continues through Sunday evenings at Conduit. And Agnieszka Laska’s Dancers and Cascadia Composers combine forces to cap off the weekend on Sunday night at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.

(Un)Made: Solo Relay Series
Stage one of a new multi-year project by Linda Austin
Beginning 8 pm March 13-14
Performance Works NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland
Like a great game of telephone, through a multi-year, multi-stage process, Linda Austin will explore the ideas of making, unmaking, transforming, transmitting and distilling of dance in a pass-along solo for 8-10 performers culminating in a community ensemble version of (Un)Made at the end of the cycle.

The slow build continues Fridays and Saturdays, the second weekend of each month at 8 pm.

March 13-14 Linda Austin
April 10-11 keyon gaskin + Jin Camou
May 8-9 Matthew Shyka + Linda K. Johnson
June 12-13 Nancy Ellis + Robert Tyree
July 10-11 Tahni Holt + Jen Hackworth
August 7-8 Special coda performance by 4 new performers! Details TBA

WolfBird Dance's "Your Idea of This"

WolfBird Dance’s “Your Idea of This”

Your Idea of This by WolfBird Dance
8 pm March 13-15
Conduit Dance, 918 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 401, 4th Floor,
This emerging contemporary dance company focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration and community, will be performing an interactive dance centered on six dancers, examining the fundamental themes of humanity; love, fear, humor and family drawn from their own experiences. “It is a look at fundamental themes of humanity, such as love, fear, humor, and relationships, and invites the audience to consider exactly how they perceive themselves and the world around them in light of these things.”

AL Dancers "Body Sung Electric"/Photo by Chris Leck

AL Dancers “Body Sung Electric”/Photo by Chris Leck

Agnieszka Laska Dancers (ALD) with Cascadia Composers
8 pm March 15
PSU Lincoln Performance Hall, Rm 175
Agnieszka Laska Dancers, a modern dance company with movement roots in the stylized forms of Martha Graham, Jose Limon, jazz andbBallet, will feature choreography by company members in collaboration with Cascadia Composers, using only music from regional composers. A lecture demonstration by Artistic Director Agnieszka Laska and Resident Composer/Technical Director Jack Gabel on their collaborative process will take place prior to the show.

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