At Studio 14 (my new studio):
CHASKI, Video dance, music, with Luciana Proaño and JB Butler. Fridays May 17, 24, 31, June 14th &21st 8:00pm Jazz Jam 8-11pm every first Wednesday Movie Night 8-11pm every second Wednesday Polyglot, Jazz, Funk, Blues fusion by Mike Van Liew 8-11pm every third Wednesday Latin Jam 8-11pm every fourth Saturday
For classes call 971-275-0595
333 NE Hancock, Portland OR 97212
Call 971-275-0595 to register
First Friday of every month with JB Butler Trio at Andina Restaurant, Portland ANDINA RESTAURANT NW Glisan and 13th. 8-11pm
4/30/13- Posted by Luciana A full month in April, meeting Lew Soloff was our highlight, we will continue to have fun together for many years, I'm sure. He loved being here and wants to come back. It was fantastic to be around an artist with such great maturity and sense of humour that makes you feel totally comfortable. The collaboration with Sylvia Cuenca and Essiet Essiet is something that we have treasured and will continue to foster against all odds. Art is an act of love.
We were also delighted to participate in the fundraiser for a documentary about Rwanda and to meet the young directors Emanuel Habimana and Natalia Ledford. The concert helped raise over $2000 dollars which will allow the filmakers to purchase archive footage. We are delighted. More donations can be given visiting their link in our contact page. Please help out. The goal is to present the completed version of the documentary on April 2014, the 20 year anniversary of the genocide.
Other than that we were pleased with the brainy audiences we got for "Me Siento con Vallejo" ranging from reed students to Literature professors Mathematicians and all sorts of artists and general public who made after performance conversations very interesting. This show is now available for pre-purchased private viewing at our studio, call for arranging a date: 971-275-0595. Touring is also possible.
4/2/13 - Posted by Luciana
I love having the studio, it allows me to be my eclectic self: performing, presenting, cooking, designing, socializing, helping, teaching. Join the fun!
3/24/13- Posted by Luciana
A special invitation to teach Peruvian Valse has come up at Dance with Joy studios. All the details in this link: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Dance-the-Peruvian-Valse--Unique-opportunity-this-Saturday.html?soid=1101471184362&aid=bVQX5P2JT8U
3/22/13 - Posted by Luciana Beautiful people have been coming to the studio, great conversations, let's keep growing. It feels as cosy as a house concert. A great sense of togetherness.
I want to share a moment of César Vallejo here:
I get sometimes an exuberant, political desire to love, to kiss affection on it's two cheeks and I get from afar, a demonstrative desire, another desire to love, willingly or by force, he who hates me, a little boy
the woman who cries for the man who was crying, the king of wine, the slave of water,
whoever hid in his wrath, whoever sweats, whoever passes, whoever shakes his person in my soul.
AH love! This one, my own, this one, the world's inter-human and parroquial, maturely aged
I want, finally, when I'm at the celebrated edge of violence and my heart full of chest,
I would like to be kind to myself in everything.
2/20/13 - Posted by Luciana The chairs are in the studio looking good. Ready to be filled. STUDIO 14 will be a place to watch intimate performances and have great conversations. Looking forward to have all of you there.
2/16/13 - Posted by Luciana Home again after an entire month in Peru with all the family, JB, Martin, Rio and Dar. That had not happened in 5 years. So many friends, so much family, such a large and busy city, will it stop growing? I feel touched by the inspiration of the few elders that are now left in the family, so lucky to have them and have my children exposed to them.
The music and art scene in Peru is vast and deep. What a pleasure to have had the opportunity to share creative moments with great people! Although we were on vacation, we ended up performing and teaching.
It's hard to conceive being in the world and not expressing our deepest language. Anyway, improvising being our favorite skill, we performed and jammed at the request of some very dear old and new friends: Pepe Chiriboga, Duncan Hayes, Rafael (Fusa) Miranda, Andrés Prado, Diego Salvador, Mario Cubas. I had not travelled with my costumes but the ocean is generous and gifted me with plenty of seaweed, shells and feathers, so that's what I used. Unfortunately I have no photos, but people in the audience were taking pictures so luckily someone will come forth with something.
I had the pleasure of teaching a last minute Workshop at Yuyachkani and a private viewing of their rehearsal for "El Ultimo Ensayo", definitely my favorite theater group. We also visited the beloved Ballumbrosio family in El Carmen, 130 miles South of Lima, who are still carrying out the tradition of learning how to dance and play music before they can walk or talk. I had not been there in almost 20 years, it was so cute to see the babies of the grownups I left as babies themselves. Of course most of the grownups (14 siblings) do travel the world as professional musicians. Seeing this family confirms to us that music and dance is intrinsic and necessary for humans.
I hope you join us for our dance endeavors of this year. With your support we can soon bring some of my favorite artists from Peru and South Africa to share their visions at our studio. I have been invited to go back to Peru in April. I hope you support that project too.
11/07/12 - Posted by Luciana We opened our new Studio on 333 NE Hancock at the corner with MLK. A beautiful building filled with artists' studios. I'm sharing the space with Jane Keating and Jim Skates, a couple of wonderful photographers and dear friends. So the studio doubles up for teaching Yoga and dance, shooting photos and performing. It's a cosy and intimate space and I provide Peruvian snacks at every chance I get. Definitely worth visiting. Call us at 971-275-0595 to find out more.
4/04/2012 - Posted By: Luciana I apologize for the lack of updates, but between facebook, twitter, e-mail newsletters, and all the thousand other things, the news page of this site seems to get neglected. I'll get better at it however! I've been hard at work with my latest show "Ancestral Beads", coming to Conduit Dance on April 20th and 21st. My old friend, Percussionist and Peace Activist Eugene Skeef, will be coming to Portland for a weekend of music performances and workshops. We will be exploring our common ancestry through rhythm, dance, and Poetry. Buy two or more tickets to get 20% off each individual ticket price! Click here to purchase tickets!
1/30/2012 - Posted By: Luciana Whew! What a whirlwind the last couple of weeks have been! Our Jan. performance of Ginger!?! was excellent, and now its right on to the next show, Flirt. This will be a show to bring your lover or significant other to, or perhaps meet your future one ;-). This show is a homage to love through poetry and dance, and I'm brining in a number of wonderful dancers to showcase dancing from around the world! Save 20% when you buy two tickets to the same show online and get your tickets early! Click here to purchase tickets!
10/21/2011 - Posted By: Luciana
Act early on the early bird special! Buy an adult ticket before November 17th and get $5.00 off! Get 2.50 off of the Youth Ticket (Adult is normally $25 and Youth is normally $15).
And if you buy 10 tickets (or more) we give you the 10th one free!
Click here to purchase tickets! or click on the tickets link in the navigation menu. Visit the Ginger!?...Bread Boy? repertoire page to find out more info, or follow us on facebook at: facebook.com/lucianaproano
10/21/2011 - Posted By: Luciana
We are now officially selling tickets for Ginger?! ...Bread Boy? Click here to purchase tickets! or click on the tickets link in the navigation menu. This will take you to our secure ticket turtle purchasing system. Tickets are available for Saturday December 17th @ 7PM and Sunday December 18th @ 7PM. They are $15 for Youth (13 and Under) and $25 for Adults. There are no extra fees or charges for using our system, so you really do pay $25 and that's it (unless you buy more than one!) We have reserved 4 seats for wheelchair seating, but we can accomodate up to 23 seats. If you have any difficulties you can contact the box office at (612)-859-1106 and we will do our best to help with your order.
10/16/2011 - Posted By: Dylan
Progress for Ginger!? now carries on at full speed! The website is now at an acceptable level of completion and is ready for prime time. Luciana continues to work on the costumes and choreography (we'll have sneak peak pictures coming soon!), the video is beginning to take shape, and this week we have a photo shoot with the cast and crew! Busy busy busy busy we are, and although opening night is 2 months away, we have much to do before we open before a (hopefully) full house!
10/13/2011 - Posted By: Dylan
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10/13/2011 - Posted By: Dylan
This website is now live! Although, as you can probably see, it still needs some changes. We are working tirelessly with our coder, Arden, from Fine Design Studios to see the site to completion. Essentially, a two man team built this website from the ground up in about three weeks, and they had plenty of other office and managerial tasks on top of designing the web site. The final tasks are integrating a CMS for news and calendar of events, and tweaking the positioning and photo backgrounds of some of the pages. If you have any comments on how we could improve this site, please don't hesitate to contact us.