Four Alembic Artists have been in residence at Performance Works NorthWest since January–researching, dancing, vocalizing, creating videos, brainstorming and sharing ideas and snippets of work with each other. They are now ready to share their work-in-development with two weekends of shows.
Friday, November 4-Sunday, November 6 Dee Bustos is joined by Gemini Moon in “Molt.” The performance is an attempt at reconciling the severance between voice and body. “Touch System” is a polyphonic, multidisciplinary evening of dance + emerging from Portland’s subcultural underground. In seeking saturation of experience–of feeling–of sensation, Blue McCall enmeshes a decentralized ensemble of queer and trans dancers, installation, video projection and live-hacked tech within a living sound installation by Jamondria Harris.
The following weekend, Adrianna Audoma offers a small window into an exploration of space, bodies and sound performance by an ensemble of five dancers (Lindsay Dreyer, Sarita Persaud, Lilah Havner, Carly Ostegaard and Jae Seung Hancock) accompanied by original live music from Daysmel Muniz and Alex Harrison. In “The Moon Underneath,” Pepper Pepper with musician Matt Katz come together for chthonic storytelling, songs and dance.
Performances during both weekends are Friday and Saturday, 8 pm and Sunday, 5 pm at 4625 SE 67th Ave. The Sunday performances will also be livestreamed. Sliding scale tickets for in person performances run $12-25 and the livestream performances are offered at no charge, with donations accepted. Tickets available at tickettailor.com/events/pwnw for all performances.