Win Tickets ($20+): Fusion – Dreams @ Refuge PDX | Art, Music, Science, Performances

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:
Fusion Dreams @ Refuge PDXFusion: Dreams
Friday, March 1, 2013
8 p.m. | $11-$16 | 21+
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Refuge PDX
116 SE Yamhill St.
Portland, OR 97217 | More Info:

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.

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16 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Fusion – Dreams @ Refuge PDX | Art, Music, Science, Performances

  1. jason February 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    i would love to come to this .i am from texas.we have been out here a year and i absoulutely love this kind of exspression.we just dont get that much down south

  2. Jason Sartain February 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    As someone who experiments with visual and audio sensory, I would absolutely love to go to this event and be inspired!! :)

  3. Alison Herron February 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Wow! This looks like a very “dreamy” event to attend! I would love to learn a lot about dreams and experience the art and music that goes along with this theme!

  4. Leann February 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Dreaming in color, full of ideas and music to inspire the senses. An experience worth going to!

  5. AMD February 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Sounds really interesting. Don’t know a lot about it but have some friends attending. Winning tickets would get me in the door, but I doubt I will motivate otherwise. Thanks!

  6. Andrew WEIGEL February 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    First heard of this because Torin (Bird of Prey/Birds of Paradise) is an acquaintance of my wife and I from our time in Santa Barbara…we are stoked on this synergy of music, science and art! As an EDM inspired violinist, I/we would really love to join, learn and love~

  7. Lily February 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    21st bday celebration!!! i’m wanna love all the beautiful dancers and performers and shake my booty with my partner and friends!! regardless, its gonna be a freakin awesome and inspiring evening!

  8. Kelsey February 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I would love to get decked out in a crazy bird themed costume and drift out to this unique event!

  9. B.Jones February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    PDX Fusion combines various types of art into one perfect event that helps us explore who we are, the world around us and the infinite possibilities of artistic creativity. I have been looking forward to this event all month, and I hope that everyone in attendance both enjoys it and walks away from it a little wiser and with a sense of wonder. I would like to be among them with the help of PDX Pipeline. Thank you.

  10. Kimi February 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Art junkie!

  11. Alex February 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    please please please

  12. Abby February 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Sounds so fun! If you don’t pick me to win moe tickets, I’d love to win these!

  13. Joshua Decker February 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    blerg these math questions are hard, let me forget my math ineptitude with dreamy beats!

  14. Meagan Barbie February 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    live inside a dream! I’d like to :)

  15. Boomer March 1, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Good to embrace variety! Bring it on!

  16. Ben March 1, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    sounds like a lucid dream! let’s dance ptown! i’m down for a sexy mindful celebration!

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