The Pavement Performance Festival was a meaningful, fun, and intense street event in Portland's Pearl District. It was curated by Tracy Cameron Francis, who you can see standing near me in the photo below. It was an honor and a pleasure to be part to be part of this wonderful festival!
Urks Kurth: Purification of Corruption Process- "Led through the crowd by an Alchemist, a person with the power to transform bad into good- performers act as an embodiment of our social ills until purified": a very powerful piece!
Laura Allcorn and Traci Sym- Insecurity Screening- A TSA-style security screening session set up on a sidewalk. In this piece audience members went through insecurity screening, putting their insecurities into security bins and then casting them away. A very creative, timely, humorous, hands-on piece!
Above: Claudia F. Salleeby Savage, with John Savage- Thick in the Throat, Honey- After the Khadijah Queen line, "I heard a howling but did not run." two separate stories meld into one.
Right: Wendy Allegaert- Red, White and Blue- A piece about panic and love. Love and panic. A clown in a window. photos by Meg Nanna.