2014 Festival Artists: Linda Austin May 29, 2014

by Erin

Linda Austin, co-founder & director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, Oregon, has been making dance and performance since 1983, often with a strong visual element and a commitment to commissioning original music. Her working process exploits and explores the body’s powers and limits, bringing each performer’s vulnerabilities and strengths, accidental awkwardness and elegance, into a web of relationships—intimate, playful, confrontational—with other bodies, objects, environment, sound and media. The resultant improvisational and/or highly choreographed works are non-linear, poetic, often laced with humor, deploying movement that often disrupts what is generally considered “dancerly.”

This will be Austin's third time performing at the NW New Works Festival.
more about Austin's background and work.
Watch a clip of Austin's Three Trick Pony.
Check out Austin's interview/wine tasting with OtB Ambassador Jameson Fink.