TAHNI HOLT with Robert Tyree, Lucy Yim and musician Thomas Thorson: Hot off their performance at Movement Research at Judson Church in NYC, Tahni and Dancers perform an excerpt of SUNSHINE, a duet between performers Robert Tyree and Lucy Yim. SUNSHINE  Stages a pile of cardboard boxes and two dancers. It seduces many logics into embodiment: sculpture, glamour, little cities, mass production, homeless camps and resourcefulness.

TAHNI HOLT + NATE QUERY: A rare opportunity to experience a duet between Nate with his stand up bass and Tahni with her 8 ½ month pregnant belly. A quartet of sorts, Nate and Tahni have constructed a dance of obstructions, destinations and shapes.

LINDA K. JOHNSON: Long time Portland favorite, known for her creative, interdisciplinary approach to dance that has led her to infuse her passions of social and environmental justice in unconventional ways, will perform her TEDX dance Lecture The Habit of Being. In the wonderful tradition of master dance artist Simone Forti, she will be moving dancing, otherwise known as dancing and talking. Linda will present her dance lecture at the TEDX talks: before performing it for us at the mOuth.

AMY O/tinyrage: Known to Portland audiences for her groundbreaking performances in PICA’s TBA Festival (2003 + 2009) as well has her work with Reggie Watts, she brings the work in progress The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade. It is a solo dance performance structured like a non-verbal lecture demonstration.  The piece deconstructs some of Amy O’s past and recent influences (Hip Hop culture, classicism, Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, Big Boi, MTV, You Tube, Dub Step, money, feminism, the economics of the body) and questions the way performance is sold and bought through the female perspective.

All proceeds go directly to all the artists involved in the making and performing of SUNSHINE, to premier in Portland in Fall 2012 and SUNSHINE’s tour to NYC and On The Board’s NW New Works Festival in June.

SUNSHINE is supported in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Technical Director/Lighting Designer for the event: Alex Gagne-Hawes