Joy Ride Screened and Alive: Adventures of Unavoidable Embodiment
7:00 PM19:00

Joy Ride Screened and Alive: Adventures of Unavoidable Embodiment

Joy Ride Screened and Alive shares three films, a reading, live dance and an historic documentary from six Northwest artists working in multi-discipline, multi-gender, multi-ability dance and performance passions, identities and locations. They align to uncover the common celebration of embodiment through re-abling and resourcing the generous creative spirit of presence in their unique arts. They are Wobbly Dance’s Erik Ferguson and Yulia Arakelyan (Portland), Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender (Seattle), Karen Daly (Eugene), Corrie Befort (Seattle), Karen Nelson (Vashon Island). They collaborate annually at Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI), offering a workshop experience called “Start where you are.”

All-ages. $13-16

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Inclusive Dance Jam
2:30 PM14:30

Inclusive Dance Jam

Come As You Are!
Echo Theater Company and Wobbly Dance invite movers and
non-movers of diverse identities, abilities and
humanities to explore, share, and connect through our unique physical languages. This is an open, low-key, judgement-free dance party where you can move how you want.

ASL Interpreter at each Jam.
$5-25 per jam, but NO ONE turned away!
*This is a scent-free event

For more info or to request accommodations, email:

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"TIDAL" at Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival
6:30 PM18:30

"TIDAL" at Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival

The Disability Art and Culture Project presents the Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival: Portland’s second biennial Disability Film Festival April 20 - August 4, 2018.

This event is free and open to the public.

This Portland ReelAbilities film screening presents national and local short films. Live performance and film from the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company.

Local Films
- “Click Clack Choo” directed by Kathy Coleman, choreographed and performed by Adelene Nelson and Scott Selby
- "Hide Away," directed by Kim Wohlsein, produced by Myles de Bastion, and choreographed by Scott Selby
- "In My Home," directed by Cheryl Green
- "Stinky Chicken Dog," directed by Jennifer Funk
- "TIDAL," directed by Wobbly
- "When I Feel Blue," directed by Kathy Coleman, choreographed and performed by Rachel Esteve

National Films
- “Four Quarters of Silence,” directed by Cody Broadway
- “The Battle," directed by Poppy Walker

For more about films, the Portland ReelAbilities Festival, all Festival film showings and events, accommodations, or to volunteer: |

Thank you to our partners: The Collins Foundation, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council

Thank you to our sponsors: Beneficial State Bank, the Pride Foundation, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and The Standard

Event image description: [Dancers Adelene Nelson and Scott Selby wear coveralls and hats. They stand with one arm bent at their sides on a concrete sidewalk in an industrial area. Orange flags lay on the ground in front of them.]

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TIDAL - the first cut
2:00 PM14:00

TIDAL - the first cut

Wobbly’s new experimental film “Tidal” is an exploration of the relationship between the rhythm of mechanized breath and the rhythm of the oceans. It is a fantastical film, where breathing masks transform into diving masks, ventilator tubing morphs into costumes, and an ancient diver who calls the ocean home, draws us into his world. We fall, we dream, we dive. We transform from human to jellyfish and everything in between. This film is a continuation of the exploration of Wobbly’s dark, dream-like and sometimes absurd aesthetic. Starring Yulia Arakelyan and Erik Ferguson as the dreamers, Nathan H.G. as the Diver, and a special appearance by Grant Miller.

We are thrilled to once again be collaborating with cinematographer Ian Lucero, costume designer Jenny Ampersand and musicians Sweetmeat. Additional animation was created by Kurtis Hough. Make-up by Sumi Wu and Jenny Ampersand. Photography by Kamala Kingsley.

This film is generously supported by a Project Grant from the Regional Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and Culture Council and by the numerous people who have donated both time and resources to make this project happen.

Join us on December 2nd at 2pm and 7:30 pm for the first wave, the first cut of our new film. 

Q&A to follow after the 2pm showing.

We will also be screening Waking the Green Sound: a dance film for the trees.

We are currently working on confirming an ASL interpreter and Audio Description for the screenings. We will update the event page once it is confirmed. 

$10 General Admission
$5 Artists, Seniors, Disabled, Low-Income

Advance tickets are available at

The Headwaters Theatre
55 NE Farragut #9
Portland, OR

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