Up next on Adventures in Artslandia, with too much time on her hands and in need of a lift, our fearless host Susannah Mars drops two interviews this week! She chats with Will Eno and Larissa FastHorse — two wonder playwrights, one East Coast and one West, both of whom have produced in Portland. Then, author Kate Ristau and 2009 Librarian of the Year Erin Fitzpatrick Bjorn gather virtually to celebrate the release of Ristau’s new book, “Shadow Queen.” It’s a socially distanced yet audibly intimate party.
Archive for the 'Dance' Category
You may remember brilliant choreographer, dancer, and writer Andrea Parson from Artslandia's Ladies Leading series. Listen to her riveting conversation with Susannah and then catch her onstage in SHE’S HERE: A ONE WOMAN SHOW, which she she wrote and performs with direction from Susan Banyas, January 16–18 at Coho Theatre.
Dance the night away at the Solid Gold Disco Ball with BodyVox on March 9th! Ashley Roland, co artistic director, will share Master of Ceremonies duties and talks about how she shakes her groove thing, encourages the culture of YES, and creates an artistic community in BodyVox’s upcoming piece The Pearl Dive Project, opening on April 4th.
Take a trip into dance-making, with Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland at BodyVox. They've invited a group of creatives, none of whom have ever worked in dance before. “What will happen when artists and innovators working at the peak of their profession immerse themselves in a craft they’ve never considered?” The Pearl Dive Project melds creative worlds in a collaboration of movement and ideas, the likes of which have never been seen. Don't forget that BodyVox has partner restaurants that offer discounts for a fantastic date night!
Written by Anya Pearson and directed by Jamie M. Rea, Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a fusion of poetry, theater, and violent and visceral contemporary dance. Meet the creators as they discuss the premise of the work: how do we heal from trauma? Onstage February 15–March 16 at Shaking The Tree Theatre.
BodyVox shines in creating a unique brand of dance theater. Meet Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland Artistic Directors of Body Vox and don't miss The Cutting Room January 24th through February 2nd. A sophisticated and delightful film and movement mashup that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
The love of his job is palpable; Steve Gonzales, Artistic Director of the Jefferson Dancers, with company members Star Coltrin, and Jensen Sears talk about their love of the work with the company and celebrate 25 years of collaboration with their costume designer Earlene Munnerlyn.
An archived Adventure with some of the myriad artists of Fertile Ground. Are you stuck on a holiday gift for someone? How about a See-all-you-can-fit-in Festival Pass for the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works? $50 gets you over 75 events! Theatre, dance, circus, music, animation and every possible combination at 39 venues across Portland for 11 days.
Spend time with someone you love in celebration of the holidays!
Find out more at http://fertilegroundpdx.org
What's Fertile Ground? Find out from Robert Guitron, Artistic Director Polaris Dance Theatre, Jessica Wallenfels, Artistic Director Many Hats Collaboration, Nicole Lane, Fertile GroundFestival Director, and Roy Antonio Arauz, Producing Creative Director Milagro Theatre.
Susannah chats with Shelly McLendon, Founder of Siren Theater and Rosie Rose Productions, and her friends Kirsten Kuppenbender and Rose Bonomo. Susannah also chats with Hamilton Superfan, Becci Swearingen.
Don't forget, this Wednesday, Shoshana Bean will be at Beaverton High School!