Dmae Roberts features two performing arts minifestivals with artistic directors Tere Mathern of Conduit’s DANCE+ Festival and Jerry Tischleder of The Risk/Reward Festival. Find out about both summer offerings and get out of the heat! ]
(Aired 11am TUES 7/7/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com)
Conduit’s DANCE+ Festival performs at Reed College’s Massee Performance Lab in the new Performing Arts Building, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. Featuring four double shows of new original dance as well as workshops each afternoon (2-4 pm, July 8-11) and arst talks in the early evenings before shows begin (5:30-6:30 pm, Fri-Sat, July 10 & 11). For Tickets and more info: danceplus.conduit-pdx.org.
Dates: July 8-11, Wed-Sat Times: 7 & 9pm, with a site-specific performance by POV Dance in the Atrium at 8:45pm every evening at Massee Performance Lab in Reed College’s Performing Arts Building, Workshops: 2-4pm Wed-Sat, July 8-11 (held in the Massee Performance Lab) Arist Talks: 5:30-6:30pm Fri & Sat, July 10th & 11th.
Program A – 7pm
Takahiro Yamamoto + CHOIR/Jesse Mejía + Jonathan Sielaff [PDX]
Catherine Egan + Jenny Ampersand + Lisa DeGrace + Stephen A. Miller [PDX] !
Anya Cloud + Eric Geiger [San Diego]
Program B – 9pm
Heather Stewart + Marc BarMssol [Toronto]
Samuel Hobbs – push/FOLD [PDX]
Mountain Empire Performance Collective – Eliza Larson [PDX]
LED – Lauren Edson + Andrew Stensaas [Boise]
The Risk/Reward Festival showcases new works by performing artists from across the region blurring the boundaries of independent theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways.
Week 1 – July 10-12
MARKEITH WILEY – 31 & Counting – Dance (Seattle, WA)
FAITH HELMA – I HATE POSITIVE THINKING – Theatre (Portland, OR)
NANCY ELLIS – Nancy’s NANCY – Dance/Theatre (Portland, OR)
EOWYN EMERALD & DANCERS – Will You Take This Balloon – Dance (Portland, OR)
Week 2 – July 17-19
TIM SMITH-STEWART – Awaiting Oblivion or How to be ok when everything is not ok – temporary solutions for surviving the dystopian future we find ourselves in at present. – Theatre – (Seattle, WA)
KATIE PIATT – Springfield Today (LIVE) – Improv Comedy / Performance Art (Portland, OR)
DANI TIRRELL – The Beautiful – Dance/Vogue (Seattle, WA)
JESSICA JOBARIS & GENERAL MAGIC – A Great Hunger – Performance Art/Dance Theatre (Seattle, WA)
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