Upcoming events of interest to the Movement Arts community:
Portland, Through Dec. 5, 2009
Dance performance. A choreographic collaboration by Jamey Hampton and Pilobolus Artistic Director Jonathan Wolken, “The Usual Suspects,” set to music by 3-Leg Torso, Chopin and Rita Marcotelli, premiered in 2006 and will be revived for BodyVox’s upcoming presentation of Chronos/Kairos.
The BodyVox Dance Center
1201 NW 17th Ave, Portland
Portland Dec. 4-6, 2009
Aikido and Iaido seminar with Vu Ha Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai. Seminar details here: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm
See a video of Vu Ha sensei: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRW26JD7TWw
Portland, January 20-24, 2010
White Bird Uncaged Presents
Tere Mathern Dance / Minh Tran & Company
Miller Hall, World Forestry Center
January 20-24, 2010
Commisioned by White Bird
Tere Mathern and Minh Tran are two of the Pacific Northwest’s finest choreographers. Mathern is a pattern maker, acclaimed for weaving lush swirling formations with razor sharp athleticism. Minh Tran has created a body of work celebrated for its singular fusion of traditional Asian and contemporary western techniques.
In a shared program, performed in the round, Tere Mathern Dance will premiere PIVOT, set to a live score by composer Tim DuRoche, that explores the instance of transfer – the fulcrum between balance and risk. Teaming up with composer Heather Perkins and videographer David Bryant, Minh Tran & Company will perform a new work on the subject of sexual identity, based on Tran’s coming-out experience. A highlight of the program is a new collaborative duet by the choreographers who have long danced for and with each other. Contains partial nudity. Visit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org/mathern/home.html