BodyVox co-artistic director Ashley Roland said, “What happens over the course of 15 years is you do a lot of work, so when doing a retrospective, it’s hard to choose.”
That’s why BodyVox’s Fifteen has two programs, the...More
Portland Native Crowned America's Next Drag Superstar
Jinkx Monsoon, the first contestant from the Pacific Northwest to land a spot on RuPaul's Drag Race, won the whole damn show. WW interviewed Jinkx, a.k.a. Jerick Hoffer, who grew up in Ladd's Addition but now lives in Seattle, before this season of the show began. Dubbed the "Sleeper...
The Red Dress Party is one of those events that requires some balls to attend. But unlike the Naked Bike Ride, for example, the fear isn’t that your co-workers will catch photos of your dangly bits. Instead, they’ll see you in a dress (of course, only a problem if you’re a guy).
True, gay guys love drag. But the ones who don’t are often more apprehensive to try it because they know ever...
If BodyVox had to be summed up in one number, it would be Hopper's Piece, in which two couples go to dinner and end up dancing goofily with the waiter on the table. They dance, slide and jokingly fall with the jovial mood of sailors pinching a girl’s bottom. The women’s cheeky expressions do everything but squeal “Oh, you!”
Gay-Friendly Downtown Burger Joint will be Shuttered after Bingo
Tonight is the last night for Portland to eat, drink and be Mary: Hamburger Mary's, the gay-friendly burger joint, is closing. Staff would not elaborate as to why this Mary's franchise is closing, confirming only that tonight is its last night in business. Shortly after WW contacted Hamburger Mary's the following message was posted to its More
Art that aims to be part one thing and part another has a tendency to wind up nothing at all. That’s the worry when watching Circa, the Australian act often described as almost circus and almost dance.
But that’s an imperfect portrait of this company. Circa is not part circus, part dance. It’s all circus, just in dance packaging.
A show with two intermissions says one thing to me: marathon drinking. Maybe that’s not what Northwest Dance Project had in mind for its Spring Performances, now at the Newmark Theater, but what else is a patron to do? We’re facing a 30-minute contemporary dance number followed by a 15-minute break, and then another n...
It’s never a good sign when show organizers keep stressing a group is their second choice for a performance. White Bird founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe were gracious in their introduction Thursday night, but you could tell they were disappointed that their planned performers, the dancers of Abou ...More