Pendulum Performance Festival 2017

Thank you to performers, cohosts, and audience to making this event so memorable. Pendulum Performance Festival will be back next summer, please let us know if you or a contact are interested in creating original short performance to share!

Pendulum Performance Festival will be August 17-19 in multiple downtown locations, a weekend-long celebration of original short performance work by multidisciplinary artists, puppeteers, and musicians.

We are proud to be co-hosting with the Tannex and Corpus Arts, and to produce this festival with the support of Tricklock Company.

Each event is $7-10 sliding scale at the door, or $20 for a weekend pass. The weekend pass will also enter you in a raffle with a chance to win original artworks by local artists.

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Thursday, August 17 || 7 PM || T-lab || 2nd + Gold

Our kick-off party will feature a special edition BEDtalks as a preview to some of our weekend’s performers. BEDtalks are short lectures in the style of pecha-kucha exploring any topic in 10 minutes with 20 slides. Featuring:

  • Rae Red, Marfa-based puppeteer and visual artist
  • Jessica Chao, GRAFT founding member + pigeon playwright
  • Amanda Romero + Ethnograph, new media, sound, and performance collaboration
  • Jaay, fashion + costume designer
  • Kristen Woods, circus and aerial artist

BEDtalks will be followed by So This is Art, the latest chapter in a weird and wild choose-your-own-adventure performance series by Diana Delgado, Joe Annabi, and Bryce Hample.

Friday, August 18 || 7 PM || Graft + Tannex || 4th + Bridge

An evening of short performances between two stages, featuring:

Rae Red, Water, new shadow puppet play ||Bigawatt, Pitch, light-responsive noise composition || Mauro Woody, I’m sorry but this sounded much better when I did it at home and I haven’t been playing that long and I don’t know what I’m doing, sound + words|| Amanda Romero + Ethnograph, live multimedia A/V score for heartbeats || Kristen Woods, new clown work || + more

Saturday, August 19 || 7 PM || Corpus Arts || 7th + Central

THIRD MIND: an experimental music series wherein solo performers each play a set, then collaborate to improvise a third set together.

FOG BOW: shifting choral landscapes by Marya Errin Jones
ALCHEMICAL BURN: noise improv
CONSUME.OBEY.BREED: electronic shredded percussion

Tickets at door $7-10, $20 for a weekend pass*

*Weekend pass includes entry into a raffle with chances to win original artworks, merch, and more! Drawing will be held on Friday night at GRAFT.