- Holy Goats!Sunday, December 5th, 2pm $7 (includes bagels, coffee, tea)PerformanceWorks NorthWest
4625 SE 67th, between Foster and Holgate
A Special HOLY GOATS hosted by Portland Contact Improvisers
Improvisational Dance Scores with:
Stuart Phillips, Katie Arrants,
Whitney Tucker, Laurel Levasheff
Contact Improvisational Dance PerformanceQuartet with Improvisational Scores/Structures
Whitney Tucker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in dance education and a minor in Spanish. While a student at ASU, she participated in ArtsBridge America as scholar, was on staff at Interlochen Arts Camp (2001-2003), received a Meastra!Meaestro! Grant and Collegiate Fellowship from the Herberger College of Fine Arts, a merit scholarship to Bates Dance Festival, as well as various scholarships from the Department of Dance. She was also the recipient of the 2004 Award for Research and Creative Activity for her work at the Dignity House in Phoenix, AZ, where she designed and implemented an art-based healing program for women recovering from prostitution. A paper she wrote based on the research and findings of her experience at the Dignity House was invited to present at the 2005 Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Conference.
As a lover of various artistic expressions, Whitney has had the delightful opportunity to perform in the work of David Dorfman, for White Oak Dance Project, and The Vagina Monologues. Her choreography has been featured in several adjudicated and informal concerts at ASU, for small companies in Southern Illinois, as well as shared work in and around Portland, OR, where she is currently fulfilling requirements for her K-12 teaching certification at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Her long term interest and recent commitment to Contact Improvisation has lead to enlightening workshops and festivals nationwide taught by Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, and Karl Frost. While not dancing, Whitney is outdoors, finding a new way to entertain herself, or exploring a new place with her bicycle.
Stuart Phillips dances because it is therapeutic and expressive. He also likes to be outdoors and enjoys long distance bicycling. Stuart recently completed a cross-country contact improvisational bike trip, performing at dance venues and for Sunday morning Church services. His dancing is informed by a profound body awareness and a joyful sense of Play.
Katie Arrants is a recent transplant to Portland from Virginia, the state for Lovers.
She has spent years studying and practicing Yoga and has recently discovered Contact Improvisation as an expressive and grounding form of Dance and Art making. Although fairly new to this form of Dance, Katie demonstrates a degree of skill and knowledge, as well as freedom with her body, that is typical of someone with far more experience. She also enjoys laughing, and working with homeless and troubled youth at Harry's Mother in SE Portland.
*************.Laural Levesheff is a nomadic dancer who is currently spending time in Portland with fabulous community of dancers that are working here. She really enjoyed watching TV for most of her childhood until a bump on the head "enlightened" her to the beauty and delicate nature of her body. Since then she has been enjoying its movements indoors and outdoors all over the world. She no longer watches TV.
--Linda Austin lindapaustin@...
Performance Works NorthWest http://www.performanceworksnw.org
4625 SE 67th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206