The Lectern: rule by rule by rule - dance theatre piece by Claire Porter and Sara Juli

The Lectern: rule by rule by rule - dance theatre piece by Claire Porter and Sara Juli


TAMPA, FL – Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series present Claire Porter/ Portables in The Lectern: rule by rule by rule on October 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at HCC Ybor City Campus.

A riot of rules, The Lectern: rule by rule by rule playfully overturns our everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. In today's climate of alternate facts and changing protocols, is there an upside? Come and enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking. Using movement, text, sound, song and a catwalk runway, the acclaimed comedic performers upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive rule-rituals and find the hilarious in the rule-bending of our daily lives.

The Lectern by Claire Porter and Sara Juli is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Additional support provided by Hilton Durham near Duke University.

About the Company
Claire Porter's PORTABLES are a series of solo comedic movement monologues performed individually and in concert. Each is typically 12 minutes long, and there are typically five or six PORTABLES in a concert. New to PORTABLES is Namely, Muscles, Claire's one-hour, one-woman, seriously silly play about muscles. PORTABLES also includes group theatre dance pieces scripted and focused on a particular theme and reflecting the uniqueness of the individual's performing theme.

What Critics Say
"Porter and Juli are a hilarious, dynamic pair" - Dance Enthusiast

"Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed - nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture ... Porter is always delightful, often wickedly funny." - Sally Sommer, The Village Voice

"audience ... delirious with pleasure." Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

"A master at combining words and movement." - Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

For more information about Claire Porter/Portables, visit www.cportables.com.

More Information

Date(s): October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Hours: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


1411 E 11th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605