Take a read on the state of performance in Portland tonight at a panel with many of the more experimental theater and dance companies in town. Tonight at 7 PM Directions in Portland Contemporary Performance happens at Theater (3430 SE Belmont) with Linda Austin (Linda Austin Dance), Mizu Desierto (Mizu Desierto Butoh), Angelle Hebert (tEEth), Trisha Mead (PCS/Fertile Ground), Rikki Rothenberg and Kathleen Keogh (Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner), Hannah Treuhaft (Sojourn Theatre), Jonathan Walters (Hand2Mouth Theatre). Admission is $5 unless you have a program from Hand2Mouth’s show "Everyone Who Looks Like You."

"The evening will begin with short presentations from artists on their work and process and then move into discussion on our direction as a performance community and what needs are arising particular to creating original work."