jacobposter

An intimate evening of dance theater, performance art and live music: featuring Davalois Fearon (NYC), Mike McGinnis (NYC) and Jacob Mooney (PDX)

Friday, August 29th
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
$10-$20 sliding scale
Seating is limited so contact us if you’d like to reserve your space 503-750-3811

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Come to enjoy 2 of Portlands best improv teams for the prize of one. Bringing both the noise AND the funk comes THE LIGHTBOX ENSEMBLE with the Monoscene followed the improv titans, SOOPERGUD. And if that’s not enough, both teams will perform together to close out the night in THE IMPROV JAM TO END ALL IMPROV JAMS

Sunday, August 17th 2014
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00
At the LightBox Kulturhaus
2027 NE MLK, Portland Or
Admission $7 Cash Only

1040041_986273371399600_9201601758830482251_o Brothers & sisters & others & anothers, you are cordially invited to the taping of WAYWARD WORSHIP (a blasphemous evangelical performance driven talk show) at the Lightbox Thursday, August 14th, at 8pm . The pre-pilot taping will include performances by Oakland’s post-rockers: SAYTHING who’ve just released a record produced by the infamous Steve Albin! Portland’s own ELEGANT BACHELOR  (of SPARE SPELLS and DODGE LOGIC) and JESUS MIRANDA!! as well as other surprises TBA! We would love for you to be apart of the live audience as well as participate and become involved in a post-show forum to voice ideas and criticisms and possibly become involved in the show itself henceforth. Dress in your Sunday best and be ready to be apart of Portland’s first ever humorous religious talk show! text or e-mail for how you can be involved in the show or part of the production. This event is FREE but donations to the space and to the touring band are highly encouraged. Concessions will be available for those who wish to buy libations and support the space at the same time!

You are cordially invited to participate IN THE FLESH with an experimental performance project this August at the Lightbox Kulturhaus.

Topological Investigations of Movement Dynamics

 
Bodies of Data: Topological Investigations of Movement Dynamics
August 6th through 9th: 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Over four consecutive days of two-hour meetings, this workshop unites practicing research mathematicians with Portland dancers, to collaboratively explore topological data analysis and its interpretations in movement and physical metaphor.  Topological data analysis — the study of “the shape of data” — aims to understand data and information from the perspectives of topology — identifying the global, robust, holistic patterns and structure of spaces.  Expect to learn some new mathematics (no prerequisites beyond an open and listening mind).  Expect to translate ideas and respond with movement and action, in ordered and disordered activities.  Expect meta-discussions centering awareness on interdisciplinary collaborative practice.  Expect new metaphors and mysteries, and a new language to access them: math vs. art; continuous vs. discrete; map vs. territory; signal vs. noise.  Facilitated by Jacob Mooney and Luke Wolcott, a local mathematician with a PhD in algebraic topology, a YouTube channel full of dorky dance videos, and years of experience collaborating with visual and performance artists on math-art work (see forthelukeofmath.com or
daikonpickle.com).

Six to nine participants from the Portland movement community are welcome to register (free).  Contact Luke at luke.wolcott@gmail.com if interested or with any questions.  The six to nine mathematicians will be drawn from the concurrent annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, taking place at the Hilton that week.

The workshop is ungoal-oriented, however, the last hour on Saturday night will be opened to the public ($10) for witnessing, followed by music and uniformly convergent instability. We hope that your are free to attend in whatever capacity strikes your fancy.