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Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18.


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Raimund Hoghe
Boléro Variations (USA Premiere)

Variations pieces together different performances of the bolero: from Eydie Gormé to Maria Callas, Benny Goodman to Tchaikovsky.

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Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Philipp Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish
MAYBE FOREVER explores loss, longing, the place in between dreams and wishes, mourning and meeting.

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Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People
Last Meadow (World Premiere)

Mining movement and text from James Dean Last Meadow creates a non-narrative collage of an America where the jig is up and the dream has died.

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SweetBerry Sampled and LeftOva
Kalup Linzy with Ben Darwish, Sam Howard, and Kevin van Geem

Linzy performs songs from SweetBerry Sonnet, with video segments produced as a result of a PICA residency, along with local jazz and rock rising stars.

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C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds performs a series of original performances and interactions in, on, and around the Washington High School grounds.

Meg Stuart: Improvisation as Strategy

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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