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WEEKEND 1 STUDIO LINE UP | NW New Works Festival May 27, 2014

by Monique

ilvs strauss | Manifesto
Indomitable performance artist ilvs strauss presents a solo show employing a marine invertebrate as a vehicle for exploring womanhood. With no set, minimal costumes and a few handmade, larger than life props, strauss incorporates topics of womanhood (what it takes to be a woman, what it means to be a woman who does not want children, what to do with those creative energies) and intertidal invertebrates in a hilarious, genre-blending stroll through personal ruminations and aspirations. strauss is a Seattle performance artist who has recently performed at SAM Remix, City Arts Genre Bender, and Gay City Arts.


Linda Austin | Hummingbird
Failure and inadequacy transform into instances of humor and beauty via ridiculous rituals, arbitrary tasks and verbal incantations. Deploying an unlikely mash-up of everyday objects, excursions into “fake” and “real” dancing, and a sexy/not sexy costume, Austin deliberately oversteps the bounds of conventional behavior for a newly-minted sexagenarian. Austin has been making performance since 1983 and is the co-founder and director of Portland’s Performance Works.

Anna Conner + CO | YOURS, but don’t kiss me
A dance/performance/commentary delving into the idea of a life lived under the watchful eye of social media. How do we recreate ourselves in the eyes of others? What images are we projecting? Is pop culture completely dissolving personal privacy? Conner’s team of dancers explores these questions and more in this part playful/part serious work. Director/choreographer Anna Conner graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Dance. She has studied at the American Dance Festival under full scholarship as well as Dance New Amsterdam, formerly Dancespace Center, NY.

Sarah Rudinoff | Is This Real Life?
Veteran writer/performer Sarah Rudinoff examines the blurring of reality in our modern, media-saturated life in a new solo work. Rudinoff takes a look at reality-tv archetypes and good-vs-evil media tropes as well as her own personal and private realities and changing personas. With live video feed technology, direction by David Bennett (Torso), and choreography by Wade Madsen. Rudinoff has been singing and making theatrical mayhem in Seattle for nearly 20 years.

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