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Press Play: The incredible - and free! - performances surrounding JAW 2015

Posted by Alice Hodge | 10 July 2015

Here's a look at the incredible performances we've hand selected to enhance the 2015 JAW festival.

From a cabaret with Portland's musical theater veterens to Brazilian beats to modern dance in our kitchen, we have lots of great performances lined up to make the Big Weekend memorable.



FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

3 - 4 p.m. | Main Lobby  

            Mothers & Daughters: A Cabaret with Merideth Kaye Clark & Susannah Mars

3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Audience will be led to the performance space; please sign up at concierge desk.

         Éowyn Emerald & Dancers 

JAW Staged Reading: Colchester, 4:00 p.m., U.S. Bank Main Stage 

7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Lobby Mezzanine

         Éowyn Emerald & Dancers 

7 - 8 p.m. | Main Lobby

           The SeseisiunistsA high energy traditional Irish folk band with a twist!

JAW Staged Reading: Wink, 8:00 p.m., U.S. Bank Main Stage 


SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 

3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | On the Mezzanine in the Armory Lobby

            The Process by SubRosa Dance Collective

3 - 4 p.m. | Outside in the Vera Katz Sliver Park

          Pat McKensie Presents... by Stumptown Clown Productions

JAW Staged Reading: Miller, Mississippi, 4 p.m., U.S. Bank Main Stage

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Armory Lobby

            POPgojia mash up of American pop/soul and infectious Brazilian beats.

JAW Staged Reading: Long Division, 8:00 p.m., U.S. Bank Main Stage



Mothers & Daughters: A cabaret with Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark
Friday, July 24 | 3 - 4 p.m. | Armory Lobby

Mothers and Daughters; Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars are both. Take a peek into their process, as they create a playful and touching cabaret evening on this theme.




Éowyn Emerald & Dancers
Friday, July 24 | 3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Audience will be led to the performance space. 
**Please sign up at the concierge desk to participate.**

Éowyn Emerald Barrett is a Canadian born choreographer and dancer, currently creating in Portland, Oregon, who was recently selected by The Times of London as “a talent to watch.” For JAW, she has developed a site specific work that explores two contrasting spaces in the beautiful Armory building; one is a bright and spacious kitchen, the other a dark and stormy hallway with unique lighting offering opportunities for shadow play.


The Seseisiunists
Friday, July 24 |  Between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Outside in the Vera Katz Sliver Park

The suh/se/shun/ists (noun): A high energy traditional Irish folk band with a twist! The Seseisiunists have collected tunes and songs from their Celtic heritage, and have taken them out of traditional Irish seisiuns and brought them into eclectic venues for everyone to enjoy. Beware: Dancing to their music is infectious. Slainte!


SubRosa Dance Collective
Saturday, July 25 | 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. | On the Mezzanine in the Armory Lobby

Cerrin Lathrop, of SubRosa Dance Collective, debuts her piece The Process at JAW. SubRosa dancer's Kailee McMurran, Jessica Evans and Lena Traenkenschuh give the audience a glimpse into the rehearsal process and what the repetition, the exploration and the choreographer's requests demand of dancers. From outside the glass room, observe the stress and joy of the choreographic process.


Pat McKensie Presents...
Saturday, July 25 | between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. |Outside in the Vera Katz Sliver Park

Pat runs a salon typically speaking ... or a-typically if you will. An artist shows up. Things don't go as planned. An interactive experience brought to you by Stumptown Clown Productions with Emily June Newton and Wendy Allegaert. Photo by Anthony Arnista. emilyjunenewton.com




Saturday, July 25 |  7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Armory Lobby

POPgoji is a mash up of American pop/soul and infectious Brazilian beats. Fine-tuned vocal harmonies, layered percussion and unique strings pay tribute to spiritual traditions of the African diaspora. Recreating the community energy of a Rio-style pagode jam session, POPgoji packs dance floors with hot Afro-Brazilian dance rhythms and familiar lyrics. 



All JAW performances are free and open to the public. No reservations are required! 



JAW is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust: Oregonians sustaining, developing and participating in our arts, heritage and humanities. Additional support is provided by the Regional Arts & Culture Council/Work for Art and the Oregon Arts Commision.


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