We are giving away a pair of tickets to Fusion:Dreams on Friday, March 1, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 1.
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From our sponsors at Refuge:
Friday, March 1, 2013
8 p.m. | $11-$16 | 21+
116 SE Yamhill St.
Portland, OR 97217 | More Info: www.refugepdx.com
PDX Fusion creates events that celebrate different modalities of expression and community-building. We will bring together the finest in Portland’s art, music, science and performance nexuses to create a truly memorable night themed around “Dreams”.
Birds of Paradise will headline the musical portion of the night. This act is a collaboration between Torin Goodnight (Bird of Prey) and Tyler Gibson (Gibson). The duo plays to its strengths – patience, beauty and depth – to offer a truly original sound of rolling percussive breakbeats, progressive melodies, incredible sound design and twisted psychedelic layers. Their fusion of elements, both natural and synthetic, create an engaging bio-digital landscape that leaves little to the imagination. Device Grips will begin the music for the night. This group, by seamlessly combining the ethereal elements of sultry blues, conscious hip-hop, groovy funk and grimey EDM, will conjure up an alchemical energy that will destroy the dance floor.
IG88 the moniker of Branden Clarke from Bellingham, WA will play next. His music is both tangible and soulful, raw and quick, something like the full breath of a thunderhead, the shards of sparks following a blunt and sonic hit to the nail on the head. His musical performance, in the spirit of PDX Fusion, will be accompanied by the art of Colorcubic, a graphic design duo that uses a multidisciplinary approach to convey information visually. The night will close with a set by Subaqueous, a producer who will use the kinect to create a sound-submersion that paints complex crystalline caverns in the mind.
Fusion:Dreams will begin the night with a lecture by Jiro Isetani, MACFOC and Elva Redwood, Dipl. PW, MAPW titled “The Art of Dreaming”. This presentation will explain the theory and the practice of Process Work Dreaming Awareness and will include visual representations of dream theory, demonstrate practical work in our relationships, as well as give the audience a brief opportunity to explore inner work.
The night will then move on to more performance-based expression starting with the MUSE Revival Family Band in a piece called “Masters of Freedom and Let me Rise”. This will fuse music, dance and spoken word in a theatrical melting pot where the sublime and the ridiculous make sweet love to the Mysteries. Niira Daniella will also perform a piece, “Human Awake”, interpreting a lucid dream she had in the desert that welcomed in a new personal dawn of peace, strength and hope. The Echo Principle will present an act called “Crossing Over” which will fuse together dance, live and electronic music and avant garde performance art. The last performance piece will feature two dancers, Erica Belfiore and Luna LaBelle of ShadowPlay, and music created by Sky of Hipnautica Musica to a piece titled “Dance of Infinity”. The dancers will navigate through a composer’s fantasy dreamscape.
Fusion:Dreams also features interactive and visual art throughout the night. Bea Ogden of cloud.break will create an interactive art piece, “Somina Aartboreque”, crafted from paper mache, wire and yarn that invites the audience to add a dream leaf to refoliate the time-based sculpture. Melinda Essig with “Wildlife Dreams” will create wildlife prayer flags and altar space to bring together the dream worlds of animals with our own. Julia Lancaster with her piece “Henna Haiku” will invite participants to create haikus based on dreams from which she will create a painting with henna inspired designs. Arun Joseph Ragan, of “WallFlower”, will create an interactive fabric and performance piece.