Interpretations in dance, theater and music/sound headlined by two NYC-based artists: choreographer and installation artist Rebecca Davis, and interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher, Sreshta Rit Premnath. A coterie of Portland performance artists respond with their own revisions of recollecting.

programmed by Bethany Ides
December 4 & 5
8 pm

Performance Works NorthWest

4625 SE 67th Ave.
Portland, OR

Tickets: $10 – $15
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Alembic is an ongoing series of performative events at Performance Works NorthWest curated by guest artists from the worlds of dance, theater, visual and media arts.

THE THIRD SIDE of the tape occurs when the magnetic tape is twisted from exhaustion and outstrips its memory.

This program collects interpretations in dance, theater and music/sound — each internalized and processed before reemerging and taking new form. Rebecca Davis, a choreographer and installation artist based in Brooklyn, will premier “I’ll Crane for You,” the result of her participation in Deborah Hay’s 2008 Solo Commissioning Project. Interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher Sreshta Rit Premnath’s (NYC) score has instigated a group of local performers in dynamically rehashing a playlist of sappy 70’s folk songs. The songs once filled the halls of Premnath’s now-demolished art school as if a prelude to its demise. Culled from its ruins, these reinterpreted melodies configure a new site – half memorial, half razed ground..

Rebecca Davis (dance)
*premiere: solo adaptation of Deborah Hay’s “I’ll Crane For You”

Sreshta Rit Premnath (sound)
Ben Asriel (movement)
Jaime Lee Christiana (voice)
Emma Lipp (dissimulation)
Alicia McDaid (memorization)
Kaya Oneida (constellation, unearthed)