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TBA:17 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

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Curated by Reed College and John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director Stephanie Snyder and Samiya Bashir

“Nothing without the sound / won’t show me things / I need to hear you talking.”…

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Opening Night Dinner

Get the first look ​at​ TBA:17 as we kick off the festival with our annual Opening…

PICA at Hancock
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Opening Night: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge inaugurates our 15th…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

Vogue Femme Fundamentals

with Daniel Girón

Learn from last year’s Critical Mascara Vogue winner and local vogue instructor Daniel Girón (aka Carbon…

New Expressive Works
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Bouchra Ouizguen

In Conversation with Angela Mattox

Internationally esteemed choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen (Marrakech) sheds light on the creative process and visual, sonic, and…

PICA at West End
Lecture

Lydia Brawner & Keith Hennessy

TBA:17 Guest Scholars Lydia Brawner and Keith Hennessy present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
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Will Rawls

I make me [sic]

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WEST COAST PREMIERE: I make me [sic] is a solo choreography adapted continually as an installation…

PICA at Hancock
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Dohee Lee Puri Arts

MU/巫

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“An homage to spirits that come alive in Lee’s hand gestures, costumes and leaps… It’s impossible…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

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WORLD PREMIERE: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in…

PICA at West End
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Hazel Hill McCarthy III

Bight of the Twin

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy BIGHT OF THE TWIN tells the story of Genesis…

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
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Becca Blackwell

They, Themself and Schmerm

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Co-presented with Artists Repertory Theatre’s Frontier Series US West Coast Premiere: Part classic standup comedy special,…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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Morgan Bassichis

Daily Meditations

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: Bassichis will present an evening of…

PICA at Hancock
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The Negro Problem

Notes of a Native Song

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Inspired by the art & life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

Returning for the second consecutive year, No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

the body vigil: a group dance

Facilitated by Marbles Jumbo Radio

How might moving, listening, and being together as distinctly orientated bodies in everyday social and political…

APANO’s JAMS
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The Negro Problem

In Conversation with d.a. carter

Renowned musical and performing artists Stew and Heidi (The Negro Problem, Passing Strange) discuss the impulses…

PICA at West End
Lecture

Katherine Profeta

Dramaturgy in Motion

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
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Dance Dramaturgy

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
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Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

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Supported by the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program. “I wanted to…

PICA at Hancock
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CRITICAL MASCARA

CRITICAL MASCARA The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper presents, House of Ada, House of Flora, DJ Spf 666, and DJ madison moore

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of…

PICA at Hancock
dialogue

Will Rawls

In Conversation Lydia Brawner

Artist and writer Will Rawls discusses his durational performance, i make me [sic] for PICA, touching…

PICA at West End

Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Peninsula Park
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Morgan Bassichis and Senior Energy

Protest Songs

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: An evening of protest songs to…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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EMA

EXILE IN THE OUTER RING

RECORD RELEASE SHOW: EMA (Erika M. Anderson) has been part of the West Coast noise and…

PICA at Hancock
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Morgan Bassichis

In Conversation Keith Hennessy

TBA artist Morgan Bassichis and Guest Scholar Keith Hennessy talk comedy, queer performance histories and strategies,…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Dead Thoroughbred

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World Premiere: DT is peri-conceptual, dis-experimental, and a-nihilist. DT is a blackened performance that is never…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
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Erin Markey

Boner Killer

“[Markey is] a hilarious combination of jaded cheerleader and hard-charging, wide-eyed rock god.” -Helen Shaw, Time…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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Fin de Cinema

Holocene Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror

Fin de Cinema is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland…

PICA at Hancock
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Becca Blackwell

In Conversation with Shawna Lipton and bart fitzgerald

Becca Blackwell shares insights into the creation of They, Themself, and Schmerm, including themes of gender…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Samiya Bashir

15 m = ?

Tight. Moving. Aural. Physical. Breath. Beat. Lost. Loose. Breathless. Minutes? Months? Meters? Monsters? Monograms? Macaroons? 15…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
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Manuel Solano

The Sigourney Weaver Jam Sessions

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: Through painting, performance and video, Manuel Solano’s…

PICA at West End
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Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming: Play

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WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series, Driscoll uses…

Imago Theatre
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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

Drawing on his versatile 3+ octave voice, videos, monologues, and songs, Joseph Keckler delivers highlights of…

PICA at Hancock
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keyon gaskin & sidony oneal

with Sampada Aranke and Kemi Adeyemi

Dead Thoroughbred artists sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin discuss process, concept, collaboration and their new TBA…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Half Straddle

Ghost Rings

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WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Ghost Rings a narrative of friendship and family-making unfurls through a pop…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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SUPER TANTRUM

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy cvllerjerx (angelica maria millan lozano, maximiliano carlos – raphael…

PICA at Hancock
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Sounds et al

Apperceptive Moment

Apperceptive Moment presents an experimental sonic experience, diverse sound artists creating a multi-layered performance, mixing sound,…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

Maintain

with Mykele Deville

Through interactive discussion, this workshop will center the creation of performative works that unapologetically explore the…

New Expressive Works
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Faye Driscoll

In Conversation with Rachel Carrico

Choreographer Faye Driscoll shares her creative process, collaboration with dancers, audience and artist co-creation, and the…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Tina Satter

In Conversation with Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

Interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist and Reed alum Tina Satter joins Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly (Asst….

Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building, Reed College
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Luke George and Daniel Kok

Bunny

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Dance provocateurs Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to…

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Hall
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DJ Klyph

Champagne & Honey - Stakes Is High

Klyph once again curates a night of hip-hop music for the TBA festival featuring artists representing…

PICA at Hancock
Lecture

Asking for a Diaspora

with Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

Creative duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile will facilitate a participatory discussion surrounding the history of…

New Expressive Works
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Manuel Solano

with Roy Pérez

Interdisciplinary artist Manuel Solano and Roy Pérez (Asst. Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies, Willamette…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Sarah AbuAbdallah

ZeroZero

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Sarah AbuAbdallah will be in embedded within the festival,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
Lecture

d.a. carter & Robin Deacon

TBA:17 Guest Scholars d.a. carter and Robin Deacon present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
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Sara Magenheimer

I Collect Neglected Venoms

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Part of Themselves curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: As part of an installation in…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
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Tanya Tagaq

Retribution

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Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Y.G.B.Portland // DUG

Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

Brown Boy Feelings

with Ibrahim Ibrahim, Joti Mangatk, Juma Sei, Tyler White

This interactive, multimedia, youth-designed and -led workshop focuses on deconstructing the concept of masculinity by examining…

New Expressive Works
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Tanya Tagaq

with Angélica Millán

Internationally celebrated experimental vocalist and performance artist Tanya Tagaq joins Portland artist Angélica Maria Millán Lozano…

PICA at West End
Lecture

bart fitzgerald & madison moore

bart fitzgerald, Church in the Trap House This spring, rapper 2 Chainz announced his “Pretty Girls…

PICA at West End
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Demian DineYazhi

DEATH DANCE*

Part song and dance, part IBQTPOC prom, but mostly dedicated to honoring the labor and intelligence…

PICA at Hancock
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Sara Magenheimer

In Conversation with Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan

Following this matinee performance, Sara Magenheimer joins PICA Visual Art Curator Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan,…

PICA at Hancock
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Dorothee Munyaneza and Holland Andrews

with Lisa Jarrett

Collaborators Dorothée and Holland met at the 2016 TBA Festival as part of PICA’s Creative Exchange…

PICA at West End