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.
The full spectrum of genders and bodies are represented in this All Latinx Cabaret Revue. Featuring internationally renowned Burlesque performers Egypt Blaque Knyle and Lola Coquette.
Life In Arts Productions presents the company’s inaugural production, The Pillowman: an urgent work of theatrical bravura – an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
Meshi Chavez and company culminate a 9-week performance intensive with this piece, which draws on myth, butoh, and pedestrian movement.
Monthly Performance Showcase featuring avant garde and experimental work across disciplines. This month benefiting local organizations Rose City Antifa and ENLACE.
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.
Improvisational Comedy performance is dictated by the contents of a Free Box which is filled by... YOU! Veteran Action Theater performers John Holden and Mary Rose star in the Fertile Grounds Festival offering.
Monthly Variety show explores post-modern, avant-garde, lowbrow and other styles, plus a Rap Show!
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
Not Black enough, queer enough, sweet enough, sexy enough...all mixed up? An exploration of identity through movement, music, burlesque and the music of Prince.
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!
From 8-Late, this experimental performance showcase/ live-electronic dance party will challenge, invigorate and terrify you!
“Politically charged art with unapologetic humor.” – Bitch Magazine
Russian theater conducting drama classes for Russian speaking children and adults.
Local Portland company Dance Naked Productions, known for creating smut positive theater, is proud to present Come Inside, an ENTIRE FESTIVAL of shows that wrestle with sexual themes and erotic explorations.
"Masters of the Musical Universe: Battle for Etheria" is the follow-up to last fall's successful run of "Masters of the Musical Universe."
Of salt, song and sand there below we see a fountain, Of salt, song and sand my mountain drinks water from the new fountain.
In the flavor of the bondage clubs of Japan and the rope performance cafés of Europe, Noble Rope Arts presents another evening of erotic bondage performances by rope artist Noble Manqué.
"I believe music is a spiritual medium that we can all use to express ourselves artistically in any situation, for everyday life and everyday people. I play my music to inspire people to live life to the fullest, and to create and share further inspirations." -Adrian Bellue
A tenacious boy from the docks idolizes Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way.
DAE presents a video of their work "Predator Songstress", produced by On the Boards TV.
A dancer becomes an understudy in a Las Vegas show, sleeps with the boss, and pushes the star down a flight of stairs.
For this paratheatrical experiment, Alli trained a group of seven individuals in paratheatre methods to execute a ritual choreography using movements recalled from their nocturnal dreams. What results is a rare and haunting glimpse into an asocial subculture of group ritual dynamics normally performed in total privacy.
Gloria Bendi artists weave the tale of losing and finding that brought them together. Wandering through a labyrinth of personal stories they contemplate if they found Flamenco or if it was Flamenco that found them.
TriptheDark has gone from fairy tales (The Wolf Child's Mother, Just Right) to popular 80s films
(I Carried A Watermelon) to the dark comedy of Twin Peaks.
This concert is part of a coast-to-coast tour in support of Ian's most recent solo album "Run Toward The Mountains."
LEO is a new contemporary dance and healing arts performance.
an original production that explores six choreographers’ unique experiences with fire energy
How can we study and experience the kinesthetic intelligence and imaginative presence of the artist whose work has been deeply influenced by the butoh lineage and training? What are the qualities beyond the associated aesthetics of the form? What do the artists have in common? How do they differ?