FOURTH ANNUAL NO.FEST UPDATES: LINEUP AND HIGHLIGHTS
When: June 24 7pm-Late, June 25 10am-Late. Visual exhibition through July.
Where: Historic St. Johns PDX at Multiple Sites
Cost: $1 Suggested Donation
Doug Theriault replaced Daniel Menche. Alma Brasileira replaced Na Mesa. Virginia Jones and Nathan Brannon were added to the stand-up showcase. Hoop Dreams (collaborative multimedia piece) replaced Brenna Murphy. Steele+Currin dropped from the lineup, and other minor changes. The final bill of seventy-nine visual and performance works in nineteen St. Johns sites is below.
The new and inspiring Portland Peace Choir opens. Local chapter of the Zulu Nation, Oregon Universal mainlines the hip hop stage. Psych-twang of Michael Hurley, Indian classical violin by Rasika School of Music, the live film score of SNDTRKR, electronic booms of Gulls and White Rainbow, the annual return of Smegma’s Dr. Id, the eastern dance music of KBOO’s DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid with Dr. J, plus Moodring, Doug Theriault, Right On John, The Architects, and so much more, total up to more than forty musical performances at No.Fest!
Main stage will be adorned with a Mega*Tent inspired by ’09 headliner Mega*Church and a cardboard sculpture-map called Mini-No.Fest. Hip hop stage presentation by Mannequinhead, plus a live graffiti exhibition will take over vacant space. And a hefty dose of multimedia from artists like Chris Lael Larson, Ron Mason Gassaway, and more, totaling sixteen visual works.
Classical Indian dance with Jayanthi Raman will grace the main stage and contemporary dance with Jin Camou and Jean-Paul Jenkins. A No.Fest first time stand-up showcase with five of Portland’s most adventurous comics including Richard Bain and Nathan Brannon, plus a special appearance by comedy-magic act Wizardo Stardust (John Simone). For spoken word, the mythical Walt Curtis, a poetry block from Show & Tell Gallery, and a most special (not for kids) puppet act by Cast Iron Carousel Marionette Troupe.
Grand Detour’s Sound/Image Playground by Ben Popp follows The Early Bird Kidz Fest, kicking off in the square 10am with art, song, and dance! Neil Fegan will demonstrate his truly surreal bicycle designs at the The Bike Lab. Rock will give fencing demos at Salle Trois Armes.
No.Fest is not to be looked at simply as an experimental music event, although that is the roots of this branching tree, there is more. InterArts presents adventurous, up-and-coming artists through No.Fest, and for the second year we have visual exhibition featured in an opening night. Educational programming, dance, comedy, poetry, and almost every area of music can be found at No.Fest 2011.
Programming No.Fest is a highly intentional and fairly conceptual task. This is easily the most complex and compelling schedule after four years of growth. No.Fest is a curated event and the presenting company is InterArts, a developing non-profit production company.
Full details to become available online at www.nofest.net.
Activity Universal Associates
AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady
Autumns Done Come
Cliche Au Lait
Dead Air Fresheners
DJ Anjali and The Kid w/ Dr. J
Last Prick Standing
Oregon Universal Presents…
Portland Peace Choir
Right On John
The Hand That Bleeds
The Tomorrow People
Chavawn R.Y. Vasquez
Chris Lael Larson
Mannequinhead Sound System
Ron Mason Gassaway
Spicy T Rock & Roll Exhibit
Todd Norman Guess
Bike Games with Neil and Friends
Fencing Lessons by Rock
Camou + Jenkins
Cast Iron Carousel
Christopher W. Bush
Show & Tell Gallery Presents…
Wizardo Stardust – John Simone
Zulu Jam Breakdancers
EARLY BIRD KIDZ FEST
Joyfull Noize Kid Jamz
Square Square Dance
Town Square Décor/Craft Activity
Cast Iron Carousel will perform at 7:30pm both Friday and Saturday nights in a location TBA.
Neil Fegan Bike Demo will be based in the Bike Lab with details TBA.
Enjoy the KBOO simulcast on floor pillows at The Yellow House, with installations reopening at 1pm.
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