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Giselle (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

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


Dance
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.


Dance
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.


Dance
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.


Dance
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.


Dance
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.


Dance
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.


Dance
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

Groovin’ Greenhouse

A primer to Portland’s unheralded dance scene.


Dance
 Portland loves to talk about its diverse art scene, says choreographer Robert Guitron, but when he challenges locals to name more than five Portland dance groups, they tend to trail off after White Bird   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 HEATHER WISNER
 

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