Linda Austin, co-founder & director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, OR, has been making dance and performance for over two decades. Her poetic, unconventional, rigorously conceived works have been performed in New York, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest supported by numerous fellowships, grants and residencies. In her role as director of Performance Works, Austin has presented innovative work by hundreds of dance, theater, music, performance and media artists from the Northwest and around the country.
Recent projects include the 2010 Paired Spectacular, an homage to dance pioneers Yvonne Rainer and Deborah Hay, and the 2009 Bandage a Knife, a collaboration with Seth Nehil inspired by a Japanese cult noir film. Austin is currently working on A head of time, a new evening length work for 9 performers 12 tvs and 300 blankets that churns up movement, sound, video, and text in its probing of internal and external time in its relation to lived and imagined experience.
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