Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ronnie Bass: The Astronomer and 2012

Ronnie Bass, The Astronomer at TBA:10. Photo: Rio. Ronnie Bass’ videos are narratives of transformation rooted in the ideals of contemporary belief structures. Both 2012 and The Astronomer involve a vision of escape to a better place, and the start … Continue reading

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Charles Atlas: Tornado Warning

Charles Atlas, Tornado Warning at TBA:10. Photo: kerosene rose. With a career in filmmaking that spans nearly four decades, Charles Atlas has been called the “court portraitist of the American choreography and post-punk scenes.” His work has ranged from gallery … Continue reading

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Oh Wow

ON SIGHT Salon: Storm Tharp Storm Tharp: High House Friday Sept 10 – Sunday Oct 17 THE WORKS at Washington High School Posted by: Nicole Leaper Photos by: kerosenerose A large window framing a collection of thriving potted plants. A … Continue reading

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It’s Got A Good Beat…You Can Dance To It

Dan Gilsdorf, Diabolus in Musica Posted by Michael Evans In a dimly lit classroom, a small vocal group stands almost motionless on a simple raised platform, They harmonize a steady ominous tone–a sound supposedly banned by the Catholic Church back … Continue reading

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Excitable Boy

Mike Daisey, Notes Toward All The Hours in the Day Posted by Michael Evans Mike Daisey set the bar high with his terrific show, “The Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” during the first weekend of TBA. Would its successor … Continue reading

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in the stacks

ON SIGHT: Nina Katchadourian: Sorted Books September 2 – October 23 Every Day, 10 am – 7 pm Feldman Gallery + Project Space Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Posted by: Nicole Leaper Photos by: Sara Regan Nina Katchadourian‘s Sorted … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of Audience Participation

Emily Johnson/Catalyst, The Thank-you Bar The Wooster Group, There Is Still Time…Brother Eric Fredericksen & Weekend Leisure, Karaoke & Authenticity Posted By: Jimmy Radosta Photo By: Marty Schnapf Every year at TBA, I look forward to seeing how performers invite … Continue reading

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If They Lived Happily Ever After They Would Have Gotten a Divorce

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma Romeo and Juliet Posted by Ariel Frager My father-in-law is a college professor. One day after class he overheard a couple of his students talking. One said to the other, “You know I like Shakespeare but … Continue reading

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Holding a Piece of Her Tiny Igloo

Emily Johnson/Catalyst The Thank-You Bar Posted by Ariel Frager It didn’t happen intentionally, but for me at this year’s TBA, the best performance was saved for last. I was an invited guest into Emily Johnson’s inventive little world. One part … Continue reading

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you Pole mine I’ll Pole yours

Radoslaw Rychcik/Stefan Zeromski Theatre In the Solitude of Cotton Fields posted by: dirtybombpdx Are self-hating fags by definition homophobic? Toward the end of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields a video montage plays showing bestial acts, acts of violence, drag … Continue reading

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