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Gather: A Dance About Convergence (Tere Mathern & Tim Duroche)

When musicians and dancers collide.

Gather, a new dance-music piece, professes its mission with buzzwords like interdependence, isolation, connection, division, collaboration and community. Such a jargon-y catalog is unsurprising    More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Turbulence/Le Cargo

Getting political in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.

Recent financial upheaval and the roller-coaster ride of the ongoing culture wars feed Keith Hennessy’s Turbulence. Hennessy and his contemporary dance-theater outfit, Circo Zero, mine Wall Stre   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Chromatic Quartet (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

Matjash Mrozewski loses the mob, keeps the flash.

 What’s the appeal of flash mobs? Canadian choreographer Matjash Mrozewski thinks it might be the endorphin-boosting power of moving in unison with a large group,   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Giselle (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

What it’s like to dance ballet’s toughest role.

Yuka Iino has been feeling a little, well, emotional lately: “I tear up for small little things, not necessarily things that are making me sad,” she confesses via email. “I cry for somethi   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Make/Believe (Teeth)

Ten million channels and nothing but noise.

We’re expressing ourselves through more channels than ever before, but what are we saying? That might well be the question driving this riveting new contemporary dance work by Portland performan   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

In Good Company (Northwest Dance Project)

A premise designed to make you feel old.

It’s been a banner year for Portland’s Northwest Dance Project, which specializes in dancing work by international contemporary choreographers. The company won two European dance competition   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

Galaxy Dance Festival

A park full of arts nuggets.

Fickle weather notwithstanding, Portland is pretty good about offering summer movie and concert series in parks all over the city. Outdoor dance series? Not so much, with the exception of Oregon Ba   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

OBT Exposed (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

Lunch in the sun with a side of toe shoes.

Oregon Ballet Theatre has a new starting lineup of fresh faces this season, and OBT Exposed—the company’s week of free public programming July 18-23 at Director Park—offers a sneak preview of   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

Northwest Dance Project

A Portland dance company snags a Frenchie debut.

Patrick Delcroix is a knight, but not the shining armor-wearing type. On a stormy evening at the Northwest Dance Project’s North Mississippi Avenue studio, he’s dressed in jeans and a long-slee   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

The Stravinsky Project (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

The Russian composer gets a contemporary movement update.

An exploding egg, electronic birdsong and dancing in the lobby: maybe not what you’d expect to find at the ballet, although you will encounter all three at Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Stravinsky Pro   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

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