PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five Festival Field Guides facilitated by leading local and visiting artists and scholars. Each small-group session creates context around contemporary performance and a particular artist’s social, political, cultural, and aesthetic influences through a pre-show workshop with lecture and lively discussion; group viewing of a TBA performance; and post-show conversation over food and drink. For this session join Lisa Jarrett, Artist and DePriest Visiting Professor of Art & Ethnic Studies at Portland State University, in exploring artist Dana Michel’s practice and her work Yellow Towel. Online artist interviews and media supplement learning and engagement. Anyone curious about contemporary art welcome. Bring a friend! 

For a compiled PDF of optional supplementary reading on Dana Michel, click here.

Pre-Show Workshop: 7:00 PM at BodyVox Dance Center Studio

Dana Michel Performance: 8:30 PM at BodyVox Dance Center

Post-Show Conversation: 10:00 PM at BodyVox Dance Center Studio

About Field Guide: PICA’s education and public engagement series, Field Guide helps audiences discover and feel more informed about contemporary performance. Through facilitated workshops with visiting and local faculty, focused explorations of artist’s work, and connection with other festival-goers, Field Guide sessions include various combinations of pre-show workshops, social outings to performances, post-show conversations, and online interviews and media to more deeply contextualize the art and artists of our time.

This Field Guide is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Identity & the Bodywhich reflects a range of artists from diverse disciplines who work across dance/choreography and interdisciplinary performance to engage the embodied politics and poetics of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, and their intersections.

PICA’s Field Guide program is generously supported by a Community Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.