SijaPDX & Diggable Monkey Present
THRESHOLD: ENTER THE DRAGON
A Benefit for the Portland Artists Clinic
January 21, 2012
9PM - Until Tomorrow
@ Refuge PDX - 116 SE Yamhill St.
"As you think, so shall you become" - Bruce Lee
Fusing all forms & the moments in between. Ana Sia's sets confirm crunk status of all who dare enter into her seamless world of sound. Ana's energetic delivery of brain-fazing beats has earned the Princess Slay-ah an important spot in pioneering the West Coast future sound movement. She will take you on a musical expedition into the deepest reaches of your brain, as she masterfully blends a wide spectrum of rhythms with a beautiful fluidity and a delicate sensibility, giving the dance floor a delightful ride that ends at the corner of bliss and oblivion.
David Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with dance, hip hop and everything in-between. His signature sound landed him several DJ gigs at large scale international festivals all over the world such as Winter Music Conference, Coachella, Love Parade, the Forum, Musikmesse, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, Harmony, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Lovevolution and Earthdance.
A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcees who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless. Rob & Burkey have realized an impressive and seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive.
Pumpkin is the music producer and curator behind the Wandering Marionettes and their eclectic event, Kabinet Theatre, as well as member of the famed Los Angeles collective POCKET Underground. By embracing all moods and genres, Pumpkin's remixes and DJ sets have been known to inspire lust, love and laughter.
A gifted live performer, his tracks are performed live with four keyboards and two laptops...an exhilarating and unique show in today's age of DJ's and pseudo-musicians. All original, all live...and above all: musical.
He raps in English, with a touch of Spanish at times, adding vocal scratching and beat boxing while singing all of his hooks. Currently he is one of the hardest working emcees on the west coast, having performed countless shows across America, bringing his musical intentions to those in need of true Northwest Fresh Music.
Trans-continental groove maniac Global Ruckus lets you experience the world through his music which he continues to accumulate in his many travels. Just back from a week of gigs in China where he wowed the masses in Shanghai and Beijing, he's brought back some dreamy and delicious Asian sonic treats to help you bring in the year of the dragon with his sunrise set.
Acting Locally to Inspire Globally! Bridgetown Revue is a performing arts trio based in Portland, OR. Our passion is to inspire each other to expand beyond existing terrain, push the boundaries of our work and expose each other to the direct process of creating a continuously evolving, vital and inclusive artistic community.
ATHENA AURA NOVA
Athena Aura Nova is an exemplary exotic pole dancer in Portland who holds more titles than any other dancer in town, including the 2005 Crown of Miss Nude Oregon. In 2011, she founded the NWPDA. Athena continues her education and training with some of the best pole dancers in the world, including: Jamilla DeVille, Fawnia Dietrich and Zoraya Judd.
THE GOOD TIME GIRLS
The Good Time Girls regularly perform in a variety of themes and styles; the current repertoire includes a Cheerleader PomPom routine, Cabaret Chair Dance, The Can Can, Asian Sword/Fan/Parasol routine, Michael Jackson's Thriller, to name a few. Their purpose is to enrich our lives by sharing with others through dance and choreographed expression. We bring the GOOD TIMES!!!
JPEACE LOVE CIRCUS
Here for THART! (think art/thought art) and anything and everything but not limited to the destruction of the hyper reality created by the system we ignore to see with our poisoned eyes.
LUMENAL CODE aka THE GEEK FORT
Dan Cohen is an Artist of the New-Renaissance. He is a classically trained painter, sculptor, designer, muralist, writer, and philosopher. His influences include world mythologies, quantum physics, active dreaming, the Qabbalah and other sacred sciences. His signature elements--beautifully rendered forms, archetypal symbolism, occult circuitry, meticulously crafted panels and constructs--bridge the ancient and the future, thought and memory.
Gabe Shaughnessy pioneered a technique for projection mapping murals, and has done installations around the country to transform static, 2 dimensional surfaces into an interactive, data-driven projection. It's a seamless blend of traditional mural painting techniques done with the latest digital tools, offering unimaginable possibilities for interaction and narratives.
THE PUZZLE PLAYERS
$25 @ Door
21+ with ID
Tickets Online at Eventbrite
Portland walk-in cash ticket purchase @ two of our favorite local clothing shops:
Frock Boutique - 1439 NE Alberta St
Metro Clothing- 3525 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Asian-inspired dress highly encouraged!
Sellout Potential Rating (SPR): Extreme
Birthed from creative efforts of infamous art collaborative Monkey Puzzle, the Threshold event series has evolved from three years as a grand Portland New Year’s Eve event (2007-2009) into a one-of-a-kind, high production value show fusing top live and electronica musical acts together for one explosive thematic party at the onset of the Chinese New Year! As we've danced with the Tiger and Rabbit (2010-2011), we now celebrate our good fortunes in 2012 with the lucky Dragon...
SIJA PDX Interview @ http://vimeo.com/34530045
Dan Cohen Interview @ http://vimeo.com/34751932
New! Drew Garrettson Interview @ http://vimeo.com/34932004
New! Kevin Balmer Interview @ http://vimeo.com/35069377
More info @ http://mythreshold.net/
ABOUT PORTLAND ARTIST CLINIC
Members of the arts communities frequently lack access to health care because of their status as independent contractors in lower income brackets. Without affordable access to group insurance, long-term preventative health care is out of reach for many of them. The health care providers of PAC aim to provide local artists with the medical services and attention they deserve.
More info @ http://portlandartistsclinic.org
Have questions about Threshold: Enter the Dragon - Ana Sia, David Starfire, Vokab Kompany, Pumpkin, Solovox, Global Ruckus, Marv Ellis? Contact Diggable Monkey
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