Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – May 18, 2016

May 18
6:00 pm
Tower Theatre

Redmond Proficiency Academy will present Boundless
A Live Event at the Tower Theater in Bend for and by Teenagers
The Redmond Proficiency Academy will host Boundless, a live event where teens showcase their talents, which includes magic, inspirational talks, music performances, and more, at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, on May 18, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
This is the second event hosted by RPA and its student-run company, Caged Inspiration. It is a continuation of last year’s event, Limitless, which originated in a classroom at Redmond Proficiency Academy. “The challenge of the class was to create a legitimate business run by teenagers,” said RPA Advisor, Ken Streater. “They have succeeded at this, and then some.”
Daniel Raley, one of the student business managers and show producers, believes that “Boundless will be a great success, like last year’s event. We are looking for a few more presenters that will complete our already powerful lineup.”
The event was created by teens to inspire attendees and Central Oregon communities. “The goal is for people to walk away from this event energized to do something they love, something that can positively impact the rest of their community,” said student business manager, Faith Story. “Most of the performers will be teens who will share their talent, dreams, and ideas that aren’t displayed on a day to day basis.”
Streater said, “It’s an honor to be involved with this event again this year. Boundless promises to showcase Central Oregon high school students and I am proud to be a witness to the passion, power, and talent of teenagers.”

About Caged Inspiration
Caged Inspiration is a charter-high-school student owned and ran business that focuses on producing live events of, for, and by teens. We are a small group of dedicated and innovative 9th through 12th grade students at Redmond Proficiency Academy in beautiful Central Oregon. We get our inspiration from our community and school and are honored to be producing
“Boundless,” the live event for teenagers, on May 18, 2016.

May 19
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brave Collective

Save the Date!
Tiny Art for Big Impact

Please join Bend Fashion Quarterly and Brave Collective to support Sudara
and their mission to help empower women in India.
Thursday May 19th 5:30-9pm
Brave Collective 133 SW Century, Bend
For more information go to

May 20
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Redmond Library

May 21
COST: Free
4:00pm performance at the La Pine Community Center
7:30pm performance at Sunriver SHARC, located at 57250 Overlook Rd, Sunriver, OR 97707

May 22
7:30 pm
Tower Theatre

The Argentine based company, Che Malambo, presents a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas.   The Paris-based Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He soon fell under its spell and travelled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions. Inspired by the dance and the talent of its exponents, Brinas created Che Malambo so as to share this powerful, passionate form with international audiences. Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility, strength and dexterity among the gaucho. It soon evolved to include its hallmark, zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. In addition to Zapateo, Malambo features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones. Since its premiere in Paris in 2007, Che Malambo has performed around the world, including a successful 2013 US tour. It returns to North America in fall 2015 for a limited engagement at New York City Centter’s sold-out Fall for Dance Series, followed by a coast-to-coast tour in the 2015/16 season.

Tickets: Reserved Seating $33, $43, $53
Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at
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May 23
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunriver Stars

Auditions for this “42nd Street” spoof will consist of cold readings from the script. Actors will be asked to sing a song of their choice a cappella.
Give My Regards to Broadway combines the show tunes of George M. Cohan with a sparkling story. Dick Foster is set to open a Broadway show but has problems with both money and his leading lady. Enter Mary Collins, an aspiring actress from New Rochelle, plus “Legs” Ruby, a bookie on the run from the mob. Just when all seems lost, an “angel” appears with money to back the show and Mary gets her chance at stardom.
Roles include:
10F, 5m, (adults)
Chorus (any age)
Misc. speaking roles (teen)

May 24
7:30 pm
Tower Theatre

Return to the stage with their kinetic storm of physicality, creativity, beauty and wit! Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into breathtaking productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor. Since its founding in 1997, BodyVox has toured to critical acclaim on stages around the world, developed 8 award winning films, 18 original shows and 3 operas, featuring nearly 200 original dances. Based in Portland, Oregon, BodyVox’s movement surges from a fascination with the endless possibilities of the human body in motion, informed by years of cross training and layers of experience. Hampton and Roland are distinguished artists on the world stage, formed by their years working as creators and performers with innovative dance companies Momix, ISO Dance, andPilobolus. BodyVox builds upon this tradition of excellence with a unique voice that is equally influenced by its Northwest roots and world view.

Reserved Seating: $18, $33, $48
Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at
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May 25
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Bend Public Library

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