Saturday February 28th, 2015
Lightbox Ensemble presents Follow the Leaver
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00. Admission $10 – Cash Only
LightBox Ensemble is back at it with a new format – Follow the Leaver. Join them and help guide the narratives focus by voting for characters to watch in sequential scenes. Through Clayton’s direction the Ensemble has begun work on a classic Spolin technique, known as no motion. This brews a perfect storm for what will be two killer improvisational halves in one night at the Kulturhaus.
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
LightBox Ensemble presents The Anniversary Show!
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00
at Lightbox Kulturhaus
2027 NE MLK, Portland Or
Admission $7 Cash Only
A note from Galen, the ensemble’s director – “Our last Saturday show in November is here, and we’re asking our audience to tell personal stories to guide our performance. In honor of a year of play, we are reminded of how far we have come in a short amount of time, and how everyone has great stories that need to be told. Our ‘birthday’ performance will remove the fourth wall between performer and audience, bringing the dialogue we create up into the light. With some very special guest performers, and an opening dance routine, you can’t miss the LightBox Ensemble Anniversary Show.”
You are cordially invited to participate IN THE FLESH with an experimental performance project this August at the Lightbox Kulturhaus.
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
Six to nine participants from the Portland movement community are welcome to register (free). Contact Luke at email@example.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.