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French Performance Art at PICA:TBA

PICA’s 2015 TBA Festival runs September 10th – 20th, 2015 at various venues in downtown Portland. Alliance members and friends can enjoy a 20% discount by using the code “TBA15Francaise” for the three events listed below. (The discount can also be applied to PICA:TBA’s Field Guide festival admission.

French-Tunisian Choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb carefully observed his mother and his aunts preparing couscous and the national dishes served at his family’s gatherings from marriages to circumcisions to mourning rituals. This performance is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Identity & the Body.

Radhouane El Meddeb / Je danse et je vous: 
September 15, 16
Radhouane El Meddeb / Au temps où les Arabes dansaient: September 18, 19
Venue: The Works at The Redd, 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214

Seminal French director Philippe Quesne presents his large-scale theater work La Mélancolie des dragons. Filled with Quesne’s disarming wit and hints of magical realism La Mélancolie is set amid a snowy landscape of classic rock and medieval recorders where a band of metalheads is on a quest to build an amusement park devoted to hard-rock. With an ingenious hand for reinventing the conventions of theater, Quesne smartly constructs La Melancolie into a work that celebrates the absurd and finds the profound joy of friendship.

Philippe Quesne / 
La Mélancolie des dragons
: September 17, 18
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU 1620 SW Park, Portland, OR 97201

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Various venues
1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201-2485

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