Oregon Arts Watch’s Bob Hicks writes about Subashini Ganesan, Studio 2, Zoomtopia and New Expressive Works.

ArtsWatch‘s Bob Hicks has authored a very thoroughly researched and detailed article about the two studios Subashini Ganesan (Studio 2’s Director) runs under the newly christened umbrella name of “New Expressive Works.” Read the excerpt below OR the full article here.

East Side scramble: enter the N.E.W.

PICA’s TBA 2014 workshop by Meryem Jazouli (Casablanca, Morocco) in Zoomtopia’s Studio 2. Photo: Chelsea Petrakis.

PICA’s TBA 2014 workshop by Meryem Jazouli (Casablanca, Morocco) in Zoomtopia’s Studio 2. Photo: Chelsea Petrakis.

JUNE 25, 2015 // CULTURE, NEWS & NOTES //

As a heated real estate market intensifies the hunt for performance spaces, an arts entrepreneur and a real estate investment firm take over the old Zoomtopia.

Real-estate bingo and the scramble for performance and studio spaces continue to do an awkward dance on Portland’s inner East Side, sometimes executing a neat two-step, sometimes stomping on each other’s toes.

Latest entry in the dance: the former Zoomtopia space at Southeast Eighth and Belmont, where a real-estate investment company and an arts entrepreneur appear to be enjoying a mutually beneficial tango: WYSE Real Estate Advisors gets a new headquarters, and dance teacher and producer Subashini Ganesan gets 3,000 square feet of studio and gathering space that’ll also be used by several other arts groups. What’s more, both parties are happy with the arrangement. READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

New Int/Adv Technique Class starting April 15th

Beginner’s Mind/Adept’s Body
An Int/Adv Contemporary Dance Technique Class 

with Dawn Stoppiello and Linda K. Johnson

WHEN: Wednesdays: 9:30am -11:15am
COST: Drop-in – $15; 5 classes – $65;10 classes – $110

Linda K Johnson

Linda K Johnson

Dawn Stoppiello

Dawn Stoppiello

DESCRIPTION: We are going to teach a shared technique class – sometimes together/sometimes solo, drawing on our combined 50+ years of research, teaching, and creating in the field.  Our questions about and interests in the nature of technique and training, and the centrality of improvisation, somatics and rigor to that training, will guide our teaching.  Come dance!

Studio 2’s 5th New Expressive Works Residency Performance is here! – March 27th – 29th, 2015

New Expressive Works – The Culminating Performance of our Spring Residents

NEWforwebAs always, we are excited that our residents are almost ready to bring their work to the public. After 6 months of weekly rehearsals and three Fieldwork sessions with Facilitator, Katherine Longstreth, N.E.W. residents will present the fruits of their labor March 27th through 29th.

We hope many of you will join us to witness their works. Details below.

WHAT: N.E.W. – New Expressive Works

WHO: October 2014 – March 2015 Residents – Oluyinka Akinjiola, Jen Hackworth, Dawn Stoppiello, Takahiro Yamamoto

WHEN: Friday March 27th, Saturday March 28th,  and Sunday March 29th; 7:30pm

WHERE: Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont, Ste 2, PDX 97214.

TICKETS: All advanced tickets are sold-out. We have only 5 tickets (COST: $15) left for Sunday March 29th. Please email studiotwozoomtopia@gmail.com to reserve a ticket for closing night on Sunday, March 29th.

September 26th – 28th || New Expressive Works + Alchemy = PDX A.I.R.

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 New Expressive Works + Alchemy = PDX A.I.R.

The culminating performances by 7 artists-in-residence at 2 venues 

Studio 2@Zoomtopia presents New Expressive Works:

NOTE: WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS ONLINE NOW. There are still a few tickets available for New Expressive Works tonight – Sunday September 28th. Box office opens at 6:45pm (810 SE Belmont). See you tonight:-))

We are excited that our residents are almost ready to bring their work to the public. After 6 months of weekly rehearsals, one closed-rehearsal, and three Fieldwork sessions with Facilitator, Katherine Longstreth, N.E.W. residents will present the fruits of their labor on September 26th, 27th, and 28th.

We hope many of you will join us to witness their works. Details below.

WHAT: N.E.W. – New Expressive Works
WHO: April – September 2014 Residents – Muffie Connelly, Suniti Dernovsek, Nancy Ellis, DarVejon Jones
WHEN: Friday September 26th, Saturday September 27th,  Sunday September 28th; 7:30pm
WHERE: Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont, Ste 2, PDX 97214.

Performance Works NW presents Alchemy :: Alembic Artists Showcase:
Blake Beckham, Luke Gutgsell and Grace Hwang
September 26-28 at 8pm
Performance Works NW  *  4625 SE 67th Ave.  *  Portland

Single tickets: $12 || Pass for BOTH performances: $20.

Studio 2@Zoomtopia presents “New Expressive Works” – March 28th, 29th & 30th

NEWforwebWe are excited that our residents are almost ready to bring their work to the public. After 6 months of weekly rehearsals, one closed-rehearsal, and three Fieldwork sessions with Facilitator, Katherine Longstreth, N.E.W. residents will present the fruits of their labor on March 28th, 29th, and 30th.

We hope many of you will join us to witness their works. Details below.

Studio 2@Zoomtopia presents:
WHAT: N.E.W. – New Expressive Works
WHO: 2013 – 2014 Residents – Yulia Arakelyan, Luke Gutgsell, Eric Nordstrom, Lucy Lee Yim
WHEN: Friday March 28th, Saturday March 29th,  Sunday March 30th; 7:30pm
COST: $12

TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE CLICK BELOW!


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Allie Hankins – Our first N.E.W.E.R.

Allie Hankins has been selected to be in Studio 2’s first N.E.W.E.R. (New Expressive Works – Extended Residency).

Candidates for N.E.W.E.R. are selected from past & present N.E.W. residents, at the discretion of the Residency Director.

allienewerAllie says, “As I begin the process of creating my first evening-length show, I am grateful for the opportunity provided by N.E.W.E.R and Studio 2 to maintain a consistent practice and deep involvement with my craft. My piece expanded and evolved significantly during the N.E.W Residency in the summer/autumn of last year, so it seems fitting to embark on this stage of final development with the support of this extended residency, and the greater community associated with Studio 2. It has been inspiring to work with Suba on the design of this residency model — here’s hoping it continues to facilitate the works of many artists to come!”

Allie Hankins is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher. A Seattle/Portland resident since 2008, Hankins’ work has been presented in Seattle at On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival,Velocity Dance Center, and Seattle International Dance Festival,The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s 19th Street Project Space in New York, Conduit Dance and PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, and various venues in Minneapolis, Albuquerque, and abroad. As a collaborator, Hankins performs withSeattle-based dance/sound performance company Salt Horse, Portland-based choreographer Tahni Holt, and has designed movement for experimental theater ensemble Implied Violence (now Saint Genet), with which she toured to New York’s New Island Festival and Austria’s DonauFestival, under the tutelage of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. Hankins was recently an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, and has received grants from Washington’s Artist Trust and Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.

APPLY for Studio 2’s N.E.W. (New Expressive Works) Residency Program

We are very excited to announce that application forms are now available for our 4th N.E.W. (New Expressive Works) Artist in Residence Program. 4 choreographers will be selected for this 6 month program where they receive up to 6 hours of rehearsal space per week to create a 20-minute work! Learn more… and APPLY!

Visit our Residency page.

We are accepting application for APRIL 20th 2014 – OCTOBER 4th 2014 RESIDENCY

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 26th, 2014

Visit our Residency page.

3-PERFORMANCE PASS FOR THIS WEEKEND!

3 Venues, 3 Works by Local Choreographers, A Discounted PASS OF $30!!

NOTE: Thank you to everyone who got your passes. See you at the shows. Thank you for supporting local artists.

The first weekend of November is full of amazing premiers! In our continued effort to make performances accessible to everyone, Studio 2 has partnered with Linda Austin and TopShakeDance for a limited 2 day offer!

WHAT: A $30 PASS (20% Discount) gets you a one time admittance, on the night of your choosing, to EACH of the following performances
(NOTE: While reservations for a particular showtime is not required, it is highly recommended.)
1. a(l)lone at Studio 2@Zoomtopia – Friday 8pm; Saturday 5:30pm AND 8pm (subashinig@gmail.com)
2. Float by TopShake Dance at Conduit Dance, Inc – Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:30pm (info@topshakedance.com)
3. cabaret boris & natasha (the resurrection) at Performance Works NW – Friday, Saturday 8:00pm (lindapaustin@mac.com)

HOW: Passes will be sold online for two days only. Tuesday October 29th and Wednesday October 30th (NOTE: This is the only way to get them). Each venue will have your name listed under pass holder. For verification, please bring an electronic or paper version of your receipt.

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THE THREE PERFORMANCESal(l)one 2011-11-12 - Suba - 001 - 3MP
A dance performance by Subashini Ganesan and Natya Leela Troupe. An exploration of the human struggle between loneliness and the quest to be alone.
Friday November 1st, 8pm; Saturday November 2nd. 5:30pm and 8pm
Studio 2@Zoomtopia; 810 SE Belmont.
Learn more about this event here.cabaret-2013-frontcabaret boris & natasha (the resurrection)
PWNW presents a weekend of performance riffing on notions of alternate personae, impostors, disguises & cover versions.
Friday November 1st & Saturday November 2nd, 8pm
Performance Works NorthWest; 4625 SE 67th Ave
Learn more about this event here.

floatFloat
A new work by TopShakeDance
Friday November 1st – Sunday November 3rd Wednesday November 6th – Friday November 8th; 8:30pm
Conduit Dance
918 SE Yamhill
Learn more about this event here.

al(l)one – A dance performance by Subashini Ganesan and Natya Leela Troupe

al(l)one – A dance performance

An exploration of the human struggle between loneliness and the quest to be alone. An inquiry into how relationships are really forged….Performed by Subashini Ganesan (Artistic Director of Natya Leela).
Accompanied by Kristina Spooner and Tassa Chabouni

Sound Engineer: Roland Toledo; Lighting Designer: Robin Greenwood.

DETAILS:-
DATES – Friday Nov 1st 8:00pm; Saturday November 2nd 5:30pm AND 8:00pm
LOCATION – Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214
DURATION – 45 minutes (no intermission)
TICKETS – CASH – $15 (Adults); $10 (Kids between 7 and 18 years);
CREDIT CARD – $16 (Adults); $11 (Kids between 7 and 18 years) (See below to buy tickets online)
CONTACT – Subashini Ganesan; subashinig@gmail.com for further information.

This performance is partially funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council‘s 2013 Projects Grant.

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Performance Dates:




Studio 2@Zoomtopia presents New Expressive Works – September 27th & 28th AND October 4th & 5th

We are excited that our residents are almost ready to bring their work to the public. After 6 months of weekly rehearsals, one closed-rehearsal, and three Fieldwork sessions with Facilitator, Katherine Longstreth, N.E.W. residents will present the fruits of their labor on two consecutive weekends.

We hope many of you will join us to witness their works. Details below.

Studio 2@Zoomtopia presents two weekends of N.E.W. Expressive Works:

WEEKEND 1: Friday & Saturday | September 27th & 28th | 8pm
RESIDENTS: Keyon Gaskin, Danielle Ross

WEEKEND 2: Friday & Saturday | October 4th & 5th | 8pm
RESIDENTS: Allie Hankins, Kaj-anne Pepper

TICKETS:-
$10 per show OR $15 for both shows (Cash/Check)
$11 per show OR $16 for both shows (Credit Cards)


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