Pendulum, Cymbeline, and WR 5

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts reflects on the theme of  "Beauty" with the second Pushing Boundaries piece, this time featuring Pendulum Aerial Artswith artistic director Suzanne Kenney. Founded in 2000, Pendulum's innovative performances blend dance, drama, and storytelling with a circus flair. We'll also find out about NW Classical Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' and we'll have another Writers Read, this time a poem by Sandra de Helen with music by Cynthia Stillman Gerdes.

Suzanne Kenney


Producer Macon Reed with Dmae Roberts presents a sound collage profile on Pendulum Aerial Arts. Pendulum is both a performance company and a school. The company is made up of a core members, guest artists, and apprentices whose work crosses a variety of styles, from vaudeville to contemporary. .

"Pure Space"

They have several shows in April including hands-on at their Second Annual Community Day and Student Showcase on Sunday April 17. Pendulum presents a full show, "In the Studio",  on Saturday April 22 and 23. It features new works by company members. Both events are at the French American International School. Learn more at the Pendulum website.

Photo: Julia GazdagDavid Burnett, Dave Bodin, Melissa Whitney &Nathan Gale in CYMBELINE /NWCTC


Later in the show, Dmae talks with Grant Turner, the executive director of the Northwest Classical Theatre Company about the upcoming performance of Shakespeare's Cymbeline. We'll also find out what happening next season at NWCTC. Cymbeline tells the story of Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline. It's a fairy tale complete with an evil stepmother, a kidnapped princess, disguises, and a poisoned vial. Cymbeline runs April 22 - May 15 at the Shoe Box Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. For more information, check out the NWCTC website or call 971-244-3740.

Sandra de Helen, Photo: Gabriel Darlin

Finally, writer  Sandra de Helen reads a poem titled "Beautiful" for the fifth installment of Writer's Read. She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. See her current work in Mom Egg, Stillwater Review,  Lavender Review: Night Issue, and “pay attention: A River of Stones.”

Also featured is music by Portland Pianist and Cynthia Stillman Gerdes from her new CD "Solo and Chamber Music" which debuts in a concert  on April 22ND AT 7:30 PM at the Reedwood Friends Church located at 2901 Steele St. in Portland.

Pushing Boundaries is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.


Macon Reed


Macon Reed is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied radio documentary production. She recently came back to Oregon after traveling throughout the country with her students as a documentary instructor at the Brown Ledge Gap Year Program.

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