For Immediate Release
Media Contact – Bryan Markovitz, 503 890 2993,

Portland, Ore. – On Thursday, November 6, 2003, Liminal Performance Group and the Sang-Froid Riding Club will celebrate the close of their fall seasons with a unique event that brings together some of Portland's finest motorcycle enthusiasts, experimental theatre artists and indie pop bands.

The event will feature live music from Bronwyn and the Minor Thirds, a special lecture/presetation on the workings of motorcycle engines, motorcycle rides around downtown, and a dramatic performance by Sang-Froid Riding Club Members of a heartbreaking scene from the wildly popular 1986 film Top Gun. Bar libations and refreshments will also be available. Proceeds of the event will benefit Liminal.

"Some may find a motorcycle club and an experimental theatre to be strange bedfellows," says Liminal Director Bryan Markovitz "but we share similar missions to promote our particular skills and bring them to a wider audience."  

"I've known Bryan for several years," says Sang-Froid President Zachary Hull. "I have always been impressed with how skillfully he and the Liminal crew produce such inventive work. When Bryan approached me with the idea of working together I didn't give it a second thought."

Bikes, Bands and Bacchanalia - An Evening with the Sang Froid Riding Club
Hosted by the Sang-Froid Riding Club and Liminal
With special guests Bronwyn and the Minor Thirds
November 6, 2003, 8:30 pm
$5 admission
Liminal Space, 403 NW Fifth between Flanders and Glisan

Liminal (1997-) is a Portland-based ensemble of artists producing performance and media works. Liminal has produced twelve original performances in six years and received five Drammy awards in 2003 for its productions of The Seven Deadly Sins and Three Plays Five Lives. Liminal recently produced Samuel Beckett’s play, Krapp’s Last Tape and is currently showing Faust (Faust). 

The Sang-Froid Riding Club (SFRC) is an Oregon nonprofit organization dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding and racing. "Sang-Froid" comes from the Latin Sanguis Frigidus - "cold blood" - and means "cool under pressure." Motorcycle riding requires calm and concentration to achieve excellence, and this sang-froid is both their motto and their goal. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, SFRC was formed to promote skillful motorcycle riding and to bring creative motorcycle events to the Portland community. 

Bronwyn plays elegant rock music. Bronwyn has been described as everything from spastic and energetic to sexy and exotic. Bronwyn's music is varied and constantly evolving. Their latest release, Through The Fog, Through The Pines, is available online at

The Minor Thirds are a vaudevillian "writerly" band obsessed with rhetorical devices and grammatical tricks. They recently toured Nevada and California with Bronwyn. Their latest album, Saskatchewan, is available at