Phillip Adams BalletLab

Thur-Sat, JAN 23-25  (2014)


Lincoln Hall, Portland State University




“A raw and powerful work, which at times is confronting to the point of discomfort. Amplification is not for the faint-hearted or the prudish.”
– Sunday Herald Sun

Amplification runs 60 minutes without an intermission.  It contains full nudity, provocative imagery and a layered score, mixed by a live DJ, which will be loud at times. (Earplugs will be available at the White Bird lobby table.)


Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:30AM - 1PM
918 SW Yamhill
Reserve your place by emailing //info [at] conduit-pdx [dot] org
">info [at] conduit-pdx [dot] org



Phillip Adams, one of Australia’s most provocative and inventive choreographers, returns to our Uncaged series with his masterwork, Amplification. This compelling dance-theater piece examines the thresholds of the human body’s response to sound, light, and physical impact. Skidding, sliding and crashing into a world of body bags, pain, healing, reality, and unreality, Amplification deconstructs and reconstructs the site of impact with a transfixing focus on the body in chaos. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. CONTAINS NUDITY.