Five Can’t-Miss TBA Shows
Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth
PICA, Sept 8
Onetime Beirut member Kelly Pratt opens PICA’s new space and this year’s TBA festival with Birth > Rebirth, an all-ages troop of brass and woodwind players in full fanfare, saluting new beginnings.
PICA, Sept 9 & 10
Narcissister has raised eyebrows and awareness at shows as varied as at New York’s MoMA and on America’s Got Talent. Her choreographed pieces explore gender and sexuality, all from behind a plastic mask.
Winningstad Theatre, Sept 15 & 16
A professional mourner takes the stage in full lamentation in this piece by Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour, which explores traditional Islamic Shiite rituals.
UNTITLED_I Will Be There When You Die
Lincoln Hall, Sept 16 & 17
In this meditation on time from the man behind last year’s TBA hit F-OLKS, Italian Alessandro Sciarroni uses juggling to meditative, compelling effect.
Hollywood Theatre, Sept 10, 11 & 16–18
Sit, blindfolded, and have children (from North and Northeast schools Boise Eliot/Humboldt and King) whisper what’s transpiring on the movie screen into your ear.