The How and the Why of It – Thursday May 16th – Saturday May 18th

The How and the Why of It

New Dances Choreographed by Christy Funsch and Katherine Longstreth

Performances by Kelly Bartnik, Christy Funsch and Katherine Longstreth

Film by Kelly Bartnik and Geoffrey Ehrlich

WHEN: Thursday, May 16 – 8:00pm; Friday, May 17 – 8:00pm; Saturday, May 18 – 3:00pm AND 8:00pm

WHERE: Studio 2 at Zoomtopia 810 SE Belmont, Portland, OR

TICKETS: $20 regular; $10 student, artist, senior.
NOTE: Seating is limited at Studio Two. If you have questions, comments, or trouble please email me at Thanks for supporting the arts in Portland and I look forward to seeing you at the show.

PRESS CONTACT: Katherine Longstreth;

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Katherine Longstreth

Christy Funsch

Kelly Bartnik

Fresh from launching a three-city tour in New York City, critically acclaimed Christy Funsch and Katherine Longstreth are together again to present brand new dances in Portland at Zoomtopia’s Studio 2.  Both Funsch and Longstreth accept the limitations of our knowledge and are interested in highlighting our potential for disorientation.  Funsch’s work celebrates the vulnerable yet indefatigable spirit through choreographic experiments with gaze, distinctive movement invention, and unpredictable phrasing and Longstreth’s work examines the vulnerability and mutability of what we believe to be true and hints at the possibility for discovery once we acknowledge our essential lack of control and powerlessness.  In addition to performing, Kelly Bartnik will be screening the film, Reins, made with Geoffrey Ehrlich and commissioned by Dances Made to Order and selected for Glove Box Film Festival, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and Movies by Movers.