January 9 - 26
3x3 is an architecturally-based work of contemporary dance set in the three integrated buildings of The Leftbank Project, an historic landmark that has housed a succession of businesses, most notably the iconic 1940s Dude Ranch jazz club. The triangular Hazelwood Building (by Portland architect AE Doyle) was designed to nestle up to a nondescript garage. Years later, after a varying procession of businesses had passed through, the Mutual Wholesale Drug Co. moved in, built on an extension and merged the three buildings into one. In 2008, meticulously re-imagined and restored after years of vacancy, Leftbank opened its doors to reclaim its spot as a hub of creativity and culture. POV Dance will collaborate with filmmaker Patrick Weishampel/BLANKEYE and musicians/composers Katie Griesar and Luke Matter to transform this extraordinary space into a moving landscape of bodies, sound and architecture. Small audiences will be guided through hallways, stairwells, open spaces and intimate nooks, following a series of three duets. Featuring daring athleticism by six incredible dancers, sound engineering by Phillip Kraft (of tEEth), historically-inspired costumes by Leigh Anne Hilbert and light design by Chris Balo, 3x3 will overlay movement and structure with projected video derived from cameras attached to dancers, revealing unexpected details and unique perspectives.