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 has unfolded in three stages: a pass-along solo for 8-10 performers in 2015, a group score in 2016 for up to 25 trained and untrained performers that was learned, adapted, practiced, over the course of a week before public performances; and, finally, a dance for the core group developed in 2017. This final chapter draws on performers, materials and methods from the previous 2 stages, while also veering off into new territory: a dense and saturated mash-up of movement and text that empties out over the course of the performance, leaving behind traces that subtly infiltrate a more spacious and meditative state.
Each of the three stages of (Un)Made exists as inquiry and as “artifact”. Each has involved procedures producing open-ended outcomes to be shared as performance with an audience. Along the way different entry points were offered to audience and makers/performers, with each phase infused with memories, methods, and materials developed in the previous iteration.
STAGE ONE: (Un)Made Solo Relay Series || monthly from March 2015-August 2015 at Performance Works NW
STAGE TWO: the last bell rings for you|| core group + community members in a large ensemble performance || November 12-20, 2016 at Shaking the Tree.
STAGE THREE: a world, a world || Showings of excerpt at NW New Works Festival at On the Boards and Risk/Reward Festival in Portland, June 2017. Full-length in-progress version at Performance Works NW Dec. 13-17, 2017.
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Thank you to the Regional Arts & Culture Council & Work for Art for their support of (Un)Made: the last bell rings for you in November 2016.