- Chelsea Petrakis
- The first, April 29, performance in FRONT's Collision series
Heads up on a special, one-time-only performance happening tomorrow night: FRONT dance journal (which we’ve mentioned before, here), will perform the second part of their Collision series—in part an effort to raise money for FRONT's second issue. Sponsored by Conduit Dance, a group of dancers, musicians, and lighting designers will improvise a 45-minute, experimental performance. Included in the great line-up are dancers Linda Austin, Mike Barber, Carla Mann, Rikki Rothenberg, and Noel Plemmons, with music from Delaney Kelly (of Deelay Ceelay) and Rafael Fauria, and lighting by Bill Boese and Jeff Forbes. All proceeds go towards the second printing of FRONT, which can be nabbed at several bookstores and arty boutiques around town (see: the Nationale).
Assembled by a number of devoted dance supporters in the area, FRONT has the zeal of a zine but with a professional design quality to beat. Their mission?: “Bringing a larger dance conversation to Portland and bringing Portland into a larger dance conversation.” The forthcoming issue includes contributions from Ukrainian dance troupe Performativity, LA dancer Meg Wolfe, Jay Sanders (co-curator of the 2012 Whitney Biennial). Catch the performance tomorrow night, 7 pm, at Conduit Dance (918 SW Yamhill Suite 401). Tickets are sliding scale, $12-20.