Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 24 Tribal Dance Collaborations Meet Indian Music Rollergirls from Tuva

Tracy Broyles, Meshi Chavez, Stephanie Lanckton are longtime dance collaborators now split between East and West Coasts. They have prepared a dance piece, Peregrinate, at a distance, to be presented both places. In each place, they started by walking simultaneously, gathering impressions and inspiration. The first instance of the resulting piece was performed at the Judson Church Movement Research Studio. Performance 7:30PM, DJ dance party after. At Performance Works Northwest 4625 SE 67th 7:30PM $15

Znama fusion bellydance dance company samples tango, flamenco, and cabaret. They perform tonight with live musicians Negara. At Marino's Cafe 4129 SE Division 8PM

The Rose City Rollers begin their new season with a rollicking evening of derby competition. What I like about roller derby is that it feels great to cheer. Details at At the Portland Expo Center. Go by Train. Doors 5, rollers at 6PM $14/20 in advance $18/25 at the door

The diaspora of the Indian subcontinent runs forward and now increasingly in reverse. In either case, Portland has a strong and vibrant Indian community. One facet are performances of classical Indian music. Tonight sisters Smitha and Swetha Chakravarthy perform Carnatic vocal music, accompanied by Sailaja Dharmala on Violin and Ramamurthy Dharmal on Mridangam. There is something ethereal about the harmony of siblings and I'm sure this is no exception. The event is at the Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC) Auditorium, 2111 NE 25th Avenue, Hillsboro. If you are not familiar with the area, you might leave some extra time. 3PM Free