Mushimaru Fujieda calls the body of his dance work “Natural Physical Poetry”. Utilizing movement in relationship to breath and rhythm, Mushimaru has created his own style of dance.
This is an invitation to witness art from and for our most intimate, hidden, strange, fucked-up, fantastical, longing, and forgotten selves.
A parody of the classic 1962 film, this camp/thriller from director John-Ryan Griggs (“Showgirls the Musical”, “Masters of the Musical Universe”) centers around a demented former child star living with her paralyzed sister, whom she tortures with her monstrous temper and deranged culinary efforts. With dreams of relaunching her Hollywood career, she will stop at nothing to regain her faded glory.
Back by popular demand Torchsong Entertainment presents the third annual "Villains & Vixens" spooktacular musical cabaret featuring songs from your favorite evil-doers from TV, movies, musicals, literature, and legends! Start the Halloween season off right with a night of mischief, mayhem, and manically marvelous music.
Mizu Desierto presents Matriarch, a dance and film meditation on death and dying, forgotten and future lineages, the andro-gene and bees. Degenerate Art Ensemble presents Diphylleia Grayi (Skeleton Flower), a fantastical, semi-autobiographical exploration of a creative person’s struggle with depression, identity and and the awakening of feminine power where healing and transformation are fuelled by the secret medicine of fairy tales.
Holcombe Waller’s “Notes from the Riverkeepers,” is a music-driven performance broadly exploring the 2016 Mosier train derailment. The show is a musical response to Waller’s 2016 artist residency with the Columbia Riverkeeper, a non-profit environmental organization chartered with stewarding all aspects of environmental health of the Columbia River.
A tour de force of sibling rivalry, True West explores the intense relationship between two brothers on opposite spectrums of life. Watch these brothers fight, drink, cheat and steal in a tempestuous struggle to connect with one another's world.
Back by popular demand, our epic 80's rock version of Macbeth will return for 7 more special performances in 2017! This overly spandex-ed, head-bangingly awesome show features an original script based on Shakespeare's Macbeth and a live band performing hits by Guns n' Roses, Van Halen, Twisted Sister, Moetly Crew, and more!
Portland based art collective MASHlab presents: 75 minutes of a show on a stage. It's a glitter-strewn gameshow with questions, quotes, divination and dance-offs that challenge both the contestants and the audience to win the ultimate prize. Will playing by the rules win you any points? and what is a fact anyway? LIVE GIRLS SHOW is actually a show, with girls, who are live...
TripTheDark Dance Co. presents a new contemporary performance inspired by The Labyrinth and the works of David Bowie.
Based on the ancient Russian folktale of the Baba Yaga, Vasalisa is a a dreamlike storytelling of immersion into nature and the retrieval of the intuition as a collective initiatory experience, told through image, physical theatre, and traditional songs from Eastern Europe.
Holcombe Waller presents Notes from the Riverkeepers, an in-progress concert of new songwriting about fossil fuel transport-by-rail in the
Columbia River Gorge.
Waller’s weekend concert-series will be presented on-the-tracks at
North Portland’s Headwaters Theater, culminating a creative residency
with Columbia Riverkeeper in partnership with Signal Fire.
Butoh College Performance Series---celebrating and exposing the enigmatic, ever-evolving dance-theatre koan that is Butoh. At its best, evading code and definition, butoh emerged from an east-west dialogue of identity politics and anti-capitalist embodiment practice as a rebellious, and often surreal, dance-theatre expression which has become a global expression that peers behind the mask of the civilized world.
A compelling and gritty musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's cerebral horror master piece “Jekyll and Hyde,” set in 1990's Seattle to grunge and alt rock music by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., and more.
Last Dance is an original work which combines theater, projection, dance and music to tell the story of one angel's complicated and liberating transference into human form. Starring Kat Macmillan and Jaime Lee Christina, written by Sky Yeager and directed by Jonathan Walters.
This Dance presentation, under the Artist Direction of Durante Lambert, is a synthesis of Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, and more. You are guaranteed to feel like a part of the Show!
"Firecracker wit, sophistication and luminous humanity.” –The Guardian
Commedia Del'Arte meets The Oregon Trail and the deadly legacy of Western Colonization in a performance by turns light, heavy, hilarious and heartbreaking. This piece originated as a touring performance for elementary schools, so bring the kids!