In keeping with the theme for our 15th Season, Pendulum is honored to bring French aerial pioneer, Fred Deb' back to Portland for the first time since 2004 when she changed the artistic direction of the company during a month-long residency. During her visit, Pendulum will present her one-woman show Frida.
In Frida, a new production, the artist explores themes connected to the cycle of life: from birth to death, learning to walk, maturing, and aging.
Learning to walk begins with a connection to the ground, learning to find supports at first with the whole body, as child crawls, discovers space lying down and is carried by his parents. Learning to stand on one's own two feet is often an awkward experience, filled with necessary falls, repetition of the basic movements, hesitant, and only possible with the help and support of elders. During this learning phase, the floor may seem slippery, and then sticky, with the sensation of falling away.
Then doors will be opened to Frida allowing her to get out of this situation by getting up, lifting herself up, guided by a rope, hanging on to it, while being manipulated by man. The character will find her liberty, her way, her autonomy and will learn to stand by herself. A learning process, in which we cannot know the ultimate conclusion.
The evening will also include a presentation of works by Pendulum company members.
Pendulum Studio at FAIS (View)
8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97229
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|