The Risk/Reward Festival celebrates its seventh year in 2014. This annual West Coast micro-fest presents independent dance, theater, music, and hybrid artists who are pushing the boundaries of live performance in new and innovative directions.
The 2014 festival lineup features:
LAURA HEIT (Portland, OR) - Theater/Puppetry/Animation/Video
ILVS STRAUSS (Seattle, WA) - Dance/Theater/Performance Art
THE NEUTRAL FEMBOT PROJECT (Portland, OR) - Theater/Movement/Performance Art
ERIN PIKE (Seattle, WA) - Theater
LUCY LEE YIM (Portland, OR) - Dance
PORTLAND EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE (Portland, OR) - Theater/Movement/Music
New to the Risk/Reward Festival? Here's the skinny:
We choose six artists to create a brand new piece than can be performed in less than 20-minutes. These artists propose an idea and we let them run wild - encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold ideas. No one really knows what to expect until opening night. We stage all six performances nightly in a festive environment (meaning drinks and lively conversation). Performances run back-to-back with little downtime and one intermission. Audiences come to sample a variety of artists and art forms in what the Willamette Week calls, "speed dating for contemporary performance."