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From our sponsors at White Bird:
White Bird presents tEEth’s Make/Believe
Thursday, January 26 – Saturday, January 28
8 p.m. | $20-$30
Purchase Tickets at www.whitebird.org or call PSU Box Office 503-725-3307
Portland State University, Lincoln Hall
1620 SW Park Avenue
White Bird Uncaged is proud to present Portland-based dance company tEEth with its latest evening-length work Make/Believe, January 24-26 at Lincoln Hall, Portland State University. Co-commissioned by White Bird and On the Boards (Seattle), Make/Believe is a performance of basic truths and startling authenticity from choreographer Angelle Hebert and composer Phillip Kraft.
Winner of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s prestigious A.W.A.R.D. Show! at On the Boards in Seattle in 2011 and just selected by Dance Magazine as one of the ¬Å“25 to Watch¬Â in 2012, tEEth offers a poignant and uncompromising glimpse of humanity, combining technical virtuosity with raw visceral impact. tEEth's previous work Home Made (2010) was hailed by Willamette Week as ¬Å“perhaps the single most powerful performance piece to come out of Portland in recent memory.¬Â
tEEth Co-Artistic Directors Angelle Hebert and Phillip Kraft create work through a deeply collaborative process, interweaving original music and movement through melodic and conceptual mirroring. Hebert's precise, distinctive phrases push gestural dance to its limits, while Kraft's music merges gritty sound with hypnotic melody to unveil ¬Å“emotionally gripping, provocative work¬Â (Portland Monthly) that captures life's beauty and dark absurdity.
Make/Believe investigates the limitations of verbal exchange, the psychology of fantasy and the human desire to manipulate the world and the people around us. On a stark stage, tangled in microphone cables, four dancers–Philip Elson, Noel Plemmons, Molly Sides and Shannon Stewart–explore themes of communication, connection, breakdown and physical experience through precise, visceral movement and partnering.
The original sound score by Kraft combines live vocals and computer manipulations with live and pre-recorded music. Microphones transmit, connect and distort the performer's voices, amplifying interior states and deconstructing the formalities of social behavior and interaction. Desire is expressed as both a creative impulse and a denial of reality, as tEEth explores how we attempt to shape our vision of how things could be.