FRONT is a Portland, OR-based newspaper dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Current members: Justin Flood, Danielle Ross and Robert Tyree.
FRONT invites you to make questions and make movement. This workshop activates content from FRONT ED05 and is followed by performances from FRONT members Robert Tyree and Danielle Ross and past/present contributors Milka Djordjevich and Jmy Kidd. All creative practices welcome! Artists + non-artists, visual makers and body-based creatives. Thanks to PICA’s Precipice Fund, the Calligram Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for funding. We can’t wait to question art with you and put a dance publication in your hands.
FRONT Ed.05 features
Chris Lael Larson
Sara Shelton Mann
$15-25 Sliding Scale
FRONT is a Portland-based publication dedicated to contemporary dance. FRONT features regional, national and international voices with leading performance practices. To celebrate its most recent incarnation, FRONT members—Justin Flood, Danielle Ross and Robert Tyree—invite all levels of movers, writers, artists and those that are just plain curious to engage in a workshop designed with and inspired by FRONT Ed.05.
Dance/Question is a 3-hour workshop sprung from the format, content and spirit of FRONT Ed.05. In addition to fun movement and writing prompts, participants will be guided through a question-based reformat exercise that Ed. 05’s core contributors used as the basis of their writing for FRONT. This exercise asks that you reformat a period of creative practice past into a series of questions now.
Editions of FRONT there for a suggested donation.
Thanks to Everybodys Toolbox, an online resource primarily active between 2005–2011, whose DEVIATION and FORMATTING TOOL served as a key reference in the development of FRONT Ed.05 and this workshop: “The idea with the formatting tool is that through actually displacing the production of work to a different media one can reach a different understanding of ideas which then again can be re-adapted to the media that one is finally interested in using.” (Everybodys)
We will be exploring dancing and writing, writing and dancing and how these two forms support, reflect and push one another. Ed.05 has the spirit of a toolbox. This workshop will leave participants with a set of tools to use in future creative endeavors.
We will interrogate writing and moving together to generate insight and creative traction. All levels and ranges of experience are invited to this extended engagement with dance publication!
The Dance/Question workshop is followed by performances from FRONT members Robert Tyree and Danielle Ross and past/present contributors Milka Djordjevich (Ed. 04 +05) and Jmy Kidd (Ed. 01).
Thanks to PICA’s Precipice Fund, the Calligram Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for funding. We can’t wait to question art with you and put a dance publication in your hands.
Danielle Ross is a Portland-based choreographer and performer. She received her BFA in Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. In Portland, she co-curates the poetry/dance/video series Pure Surface, is on the board of the Creative Music Guild and is a founding member of FRONT. Ross has worked with Linda Austin, Dawn Stoppiello and Zoe|Juniper. Her solo It’s Like This Out There will be shown in Portland and the midwest in 2016.
Robert Tyree dances, writes and educates. He has performed his choreography in the US and abroad and worked with a number of Portland choreographers, including Tahni Holt and Linda Austin. His earliest dance work pursued a concept of intensive dance—discos with Deleuze, lofting with Lacan—through performance and publication. From 2011–2013, Tyree developed Lemur in collaboration with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru. Tyree is co-director of FRONT, a newspaper devoted to writing from the field of contemporary dance. His writing on performance has been published online through outlets including Claudia La Rocco’s Performance Club and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. roberttyree.net
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