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  • The Last Lost Canada Goose

    Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024

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    How odd it is to be. How do we navigate these seas of ecstasy and desperation? The Last Lost Canada Goose searches for illumination within the unknown. Fertile Ground veterans Mary Rose (she/her) & Nathaniel Holder (he/him) bring their utterly singular form of embodied improvisation to this collaboration featuring the original music of Molly Mayo, resulting in a fascinating exploration of the surprisingly essential question, “What happens when you are inspired by the lonely plight of the last lost Canada goose?” Half concert, half movement, half improvisation, you don't want to miss this playful and touching new work, full of music, mysterious glances, a heavy suitcase, and unexpected spotlights. You’ll surely find something at the lost and found that you didn’t know you were missing!

    Portland Action Theater Ensemble (PÁTÉ) has its roots in Action Theater improvisation, a practice that grew out of physical theater, dance, and meditation. Through tuning in to sensory experience, practitioners hone awareness of the moment and respond with movement, sounding, and speech, tapping into the body's deep conversation with the imagination. PÁTÉ’s Mary Rose and Nathaniel Holder are long-time collaborators with shared practices in Action Theater improvisation as well as contact improvisation dance. They previously presented Fertile Ground performances Free Box and festival hit Too Late with YOCTOtheatre.

    <Something> Calico (Molly Mayo) (she/her) creates unique performance art through combining original music, absurdist elements, and universal themes. Molly is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in acting, music, and dance. Joining her is multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez (he/him), co-founder of the Americana group Violet Bell with Lizzy Ross. Omar's music seamlessly blends diverse influences, reflecting his cultural roots as a Latine immigrant living in the U.S, and spans various artistic mediums including theater, dance, and musicals.

    Run Time
    1 hour 30 minutes with 1 intermission