Post Tagged with: "tba"

Mike Daisey The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs – TBA:10

September 12, 2010 at 10:56 am Theater

I’m always surprised when I mention the TBA (Time Based Arts) Festival to friends only to find that it isn’t really on their radar screens. It’s a real shame as the ten day festival brings to Portland such a wide range of talent and is so well produced that it’ almost inconceivable that so many […]

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TBA:09 in Review – Back to Back Theater Small Metal Objects

September 10, 2009 at 10:44 am Theater

Set in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Back to Back Theater’s “Small Metal Objects” is a fairly minimalistic piece – two guys stroll the square talking about life and their relationship. A third person comes along to interject a small amount of drama and the piece builds slightly, only to reach an anti-climax. There aren’t many highs and […]

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TBA:09 in Review – locust crushed

September 8, 2009 at 9:58 am Events

TAfter the massively disappointing Meg Stuart show, I had a pretty large unfulfilled craving for good modern dance. That craving was more than met with locust, whose energetically explosive performance ‘crushed’ swept me up and left me waiting more.  Locust mixes many styles and mediums to bring together a collection of non-narrative dance segments that […]

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TBA:09 in Review – Young Jean Lee's Theater Company's The Shipment & Meg Stuart's Maybe Forever

September 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm Theater

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company – The Shipment You know you’re not colorblind, right? Young Jean Lee continuously reminds you of this fact as her piece “The Shipment” pushes and pulls at racial identity, stereotypes, perception and memes. The Shipment, divided into five parts, is smart, funny, and painfully insightful. It opens with actor/dancers Mikeah […]

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TBA 2009 – Tons of Free Options at Portland's Premiere Arts Fest

September 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm Events, Theater

Going over this year’s TBA:09 (Time Based Art) Festival catalog I was struck by just how many of the events at Portland’s premiere arts festival are free. In addition to the free events, there are also a number of options that provide pretty hefty bang for the buck. Top of that list is the Works […]

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Mike Daisey Interview – The Last Cargo Cult

July 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm Interview, Theater

Mike Daisey is a breath of fresh air. In an era where there is so much derivative work  appearing on stage (look no further than Shrek The Musical, Legally Blonde or Xanadu),Daisey reminds us why we go to live theater in the first place – to see something happen, in the moment. Unlike many other notable […]

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Mike Daisey – If You See Something, Say Something

September 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm Theater

This year at TBA I had a little mini “Mike Daisey Festival“. I saw Mike Daisey perform his ‘MONOPOLY!‘ early on in the fest, then attended a companion workshop ‘extemporaneous, autobiographical, monologue’ and finally finished with ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ at the end of the festival..and I enjoyed every minute of it. After […]

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Leesaar The Company & Mike Daisey – Simply Amazing at TBA 08

September 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm Theater

The buzz you’re hearing about TBA is all true. Portland’s Institute for Contemporary Art has continued to build on its success by attracting world class talent and creating an artistic epicenter that should not be missed. This Saturday night I caught two TBA simply amazing TBA performances: Leesarr The Company – Geisha Geisha opens with […]

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Musicfest North West and Time Based Art Festival – TBA '08

September 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm Events, Music

Tonight two major arts and entertainment festivals had their kick-off events. Both showed that Portland is big enough to support two huge festivals, even when they run at the same time. I started the evening at MusicFest NW, their kick off party was an outdoor cocktail party in the lot next to the Wonder Ballroom. […]

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