(Un)Made Solo Relay || March thru August 2015

Performance Works NW presents stage one of Linda Austin’s three-year project:
(Un)Made: Solo Relay
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Second weekend of each month
March through August at Performance Works NW

Stage one of Linda Austin’s long-term project (Un)Made

WHEN: The second weekend of every month, Friday and Saturday at 8pm March 13 & 14, April 10 & 11, May 8 & 9, June 12 & 13, July 10 & 11 and August 7 &8. ➤➤See schedule of performers at bottom of this page.

WHERE: Performance Works NW  ||  4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR.

HOW: $10 per performance or $35 for a pass to see the whole series. In advance at unmade.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

In addition to Austin, performers include Nancy Ellis, keyon gaskin, Tahni Holt, Linda K. Johnson, Robert Tyree, Matthew Shyka, Jen Hackworth, and Jin Camou. Sound material contributed by John Berendzen; visuals by Morgan Ritter; lighting by Jeff Forbes.

The first phase of Linda Austin’ two-year project (Un)Made is a series of solo relay performances. On March 13 & 14, Austin performs a 30-minute score for walking, perceiving, drawing attention to what is perceived, casually animating everyday objects, displaying text as “dance”, moving vigorously and awkwardly, lapsing into stillness and poses, chatting/chanting, and singing. Two performer witnesses are among the audience and one month later perform their own solo versions back to back, which in turn become the basis of two new versions by two artists developed during the following month, and so on. In this way the glory and responsibility of authorship is spread among the performers. The process incorporates how people experience, remember, misremember, transform and embody a performance experience.

(Un)Made is a vehicle for the making, unmaking, transmitting, transforming and distilling of performance material (movement, tasks, objects, text and vocals) and the performative self. At once experiential inquiry and staged performance, the project unfolds in three stages over three years: a pass-along solo for 8-10 performers in 2015; in 2016, a group score for up to 40 trained or untrained performers that can be learned, adapted, practiced, and performed over the course of a week; and, finally, a more fully-designed and staged dance to premiere in 2017 that draws on material and methods generated over the previous 2 versions.


Austin’s work on (Un)Made is made possible by a Performing Artist Fellowship from the Regional Arts & Culture Council

(Un)Made Stage One Schedule \\ All shows at 8pm

March 13/14 Linda Austin
April 10/11 keyon gaskin
Jin Camou
May 8/9 Linda K. Johnson
Matthew Shyka
June 12/13 Robert Tyree
Nancy Ellis
July 10/11 Jen Hackworth Tahni Holt
August 7/8 Special coda performance
by 4 new performers! + a reprise of Linda’s original solo
with Claire Barrera, Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles and Taka Yamamoto

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