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Split Chorus: new works-in-progress by Dora Gaskill & Stephanie Lavon Trotter
Performance Works NorthWest
Portland, OR
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Friday Dec 06, 2019 7:30 PM - Saturday Dec 07, 2019 7:30 PM | $12.00 - $20.00


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Split Chorus: new works-in-progress by Dora Gaskill & Stephanie Lavon Trotter
In this Split Chorus two new works-in-process share the stage. Dora Gaskills "Graphical Optical Black Out" (GOBO) plays with perception through the lens of lighting, anatomy, and dance. In "Nothings really easy about the end of the world", Stephanie Lavon Trotter composes an opera that unearths the masks and markings of a civilization on a dying planet.

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"Graphical Optical Black Out" by Dora Gaskill
Within the body of a theatrical light, a gobo is a patterned template, positioned between a source of light and its lens(es) to obstruct the projected beam in a useful or beautiful way.  Into a field.  Creating a texture or landscape.  GOBO is a choreography by a lighting designer.  The dry jargon of the anatomy of light conflates with the pulsing, lively experience of the technology of perception.

"Nothing's really easy about the end of the world" 
an opera-in-process by Stephanie Lavon Trotter
The world is on fire and drowning, water level choking, heat stifling. Do we resist it and dig underground? Or ease into it, burning up from the inside like the dinosaurs? In this work the ritualizing of the mundane, hysterical laughter, hypnotic song, and the ways in which we connect with each other render an opera. Trotter, along with Annie Gilbert and other collaborators, utilize electro-acoustic voice, movement and video to situate us in the chaos and comforts of a dying planet.

Location

Performance Works NorthWest (View)
4625 SE 67th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Experimental

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Performance Works NorthWest
On BPT Since: Jan 07, 2007
 
Performance Works NW
5037771907
info@pwnw-pdx.org
pwnw-pdx.org


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