The Critical Engagement Series brings together audiences & choreographers in hopes to reveal some of the mystery surrounding the language around dance & the unique practices of individual choreographers. We start with the question: What does the choreographer need at this particular moment in their process & how might this also serve the wider community?
Come on Sept. 22nd at 8:30pm to experience what Wayne Bund has been working on/with. We watch and afterwards we discuss over drinks + Food. $5-$10 (sliding scale)
Strong Female Protagonist is a comedic, multimedia performance that prioritizes the power of femininity and sass. Little Wayne grows up, wanting to be a pop diva, and when he grows and becomes Feyonce, a drag queen, he is taken to appropriation prison. He is judged by Judith Butler, his ego, and his mother until he lets go of his dreams and finds a new lineage.
Wayne Bund is a visual artist, performer, writer, and educator living in Portland, OR. His multi-discipline practice includes photography, performance, video, painting, and playwriting. He served with Teach for America from 2004-2006, and is a 1999 Ford Family Foundation Scholar. His works and performances have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Seattle Art Museum, On the Boards, and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Ludlow Festival in the UK, SOMarts in San Francisco, and Risk/Reward, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Q-Center, Pacific Northwest College of Art, East End, PLACE PDX Gallery, and Cock Gallery in Portland. Bund’s practice has received attention in print and online from Bad at Sports, the Oregonian, The Willamette Week, the Stranger, Artforum, and Portland Monthly. He has taught classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis. He has received grants from the Ford Family Foundation, WESTAF Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. He currently works as a 1st Grade Teacher in Portland.