Not sure if I’m more wild about PICA bringing Brussels-based American choreographer Meg Stuart to Portland for the Time-Based Art Festival, TBA:09, or about guest artistic director Cathy Edwards doing a series of great previews on the TBA blog about artists including Stuart.
There is a video preview of Stuart’s piece, “Maybe Forever”, on YouTube. A collaboration with Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher, “Maybe Forever,” from what I saw in the preview, is overtly “about” relationship as so many duets may be, but brilliant in its innovative movements suggesting aborted attempts at connection and communication. And I can’t get the music by Brussels singer-songwriter Niko Hafkenscheid out of my head. The performance comes to Portland September 4th and 5th.
Tickets for all TBA:09 Festival events and performances are available now.