The standout piece of the evening, though, belonged to Matheis. Her piece, Stand Tall, is a commentary on what it means to be a man. Her dancers, Chase Hamilton and Oregon Ballet Theatreâs Adam Hartley and Michael Linsmeier, began the piece on Saturday with Hartley shaving in front of a mirror as the two others watched. A male narratorâs voice came on over speakers talking about how he was a jock, in the military, and so on. Then a traditional Maori haka song started playing, and the three broke into a tribal display of bravado, slapping their ankles and leaping high into the air. Their speed seemed to increase with the music, until both the dancing and sound culminated with a final âTHUMP,â and all three dancers were left crouching in the middle of the floor staring into open, light-emitting briefcases.