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Introducing: Moorea Masa


Music Stories
Sounds like: The point where hopeful whimsy meets potential heartbreak. For fans of: Phox, Emily King, Feist, Jill Scott. At 22, Moorea Masa’s music career has already taken quite a few tu   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 KAITIE TODD

4./5. Sama Dams

2015 Best New Band Poll finalist


Best New Band
POINTS: 49FORMED: 2011SOUNDS LIKE: Stumbling into a dark industrial warehouse and hearing a warped jazz album playing somewhere in the shadows.When interviewing the members of Sama Dams, answers typ   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Live Review: Oregon Ballet Theater's Impact Makes A Mark

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In Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Impact, you’ll see everything you’d expect, with a twist. There are iconic tutus, on men. There are dancers en pointe, but without music. There are stories of longing and passion, and they’re about slavery.Impact opens with the world premiere of Instinctual Confidence...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by KAITIE TODD

Open Space

Portland’s dance companies fight breweries for urban real estate.


Dance
First, they came for the bars. Now, Portland dance is getting pushed around. In the past seven months, at least four different Portland dance companies have been shunted to new spaces—only som   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Belleville (Third Rail)

Expat lovebirds unravel in Amy Herzog’s relationship psycho-drama.


Theater
Amy Herzog’s Belleville isn’t the kind of thriller with Psycho strings or undead dance moves. It’s the haunting kind that meticulously picks at peripheral, casual details until an entire m   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Live review: White Bird, New Israeli Voices in Dance

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Danielle Agami and Hillel Kogan are Israel’s fastest rising choreographers, and this weekend, Portland gets to see them slathered with hummus on stage as White Bird presents two striking works of athleticism and, surprisingly, humor. The night opens with Agami's world premiere, Exhibit b, performed by her Los Angeles-based dance company, Ate9. The music—frene...   More
 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 by KAITIE TODD

Live review: Northwest Dance Project, Louder Than Words

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Northwest Dance Project’s first-ever resident choreographer got a standing ovation at the Friday night premier of Louder Than Words, and it was well-deserved. The sheer range of moods throughout the performance—calm and classical to dramatic and emotional to fast-paced and breathless—makes for a night hard to forget. Consisting of three pieces, Loud...   More
 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 by KAITIE TODD

Introducing: Girls in Trouble


Music Stories
Who: Alicia Jo Rabins (vocals, violin), Aaron Hartman (bass).   Sounds like: Soaring folk ballads mixed with dark 1990s alt-rock and Jewish theology. For fans of: Andrew Bird, Nina Nastasia, th   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Ching Ching Wong (Northwest Dance Project)

For one dancer, NWDP is more than a company, it’s family.


Dance
Ching Ching Wong, all 4 feet 11 inches of her, wriggles in her chair as she throws up jazz hands: “I want to dance forever. Like in retirement homes in my wheelchair, I’m going to be killi   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Live review: Oregon Ballet Theatre, Cinderella

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We all know the story of the rags-to-riches girl with a fairy godmother and glass slipper. But chances are you haven’t seen Cinderella like Oregon Ballet Theatre does it.For its first ever performance at OBT, the company takes a notable step away from the traditional Cinderella story. They add splashes of over-the-top humor, seemingly boundless enthusias...   More
 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 by KAITIE TODD
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