Portland’s dance companies fight breweries for urban real estate.
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
Expat lovebirds unravel in Amy Herzog’s relationship psycho-drama.
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
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...
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
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
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...
Post5 Theatre’s Durang Durang, a collection of six
one-act plays by absurdist playwright Christopher Durang, touches on
grave issues: domestic violence, parental abuse and mental health.
Choreographer Alonzo King loves high contrast. At least, that’s true of his most recent visit to Portland with San Francisco-based LINES Ballet company, the fourth in 17 years.Dance presenter White Bird touts the company, 11 classically trained ballerinas and ballet dancers, as seemingly “boneless.” This is true of their top halves: dancers’ sweeping, rounded and elongated arm movements fl...
Clay Nelson built the longest-running tango festival in North America—in Portland.
Clay Nelson knows all about the Portland
tango. After all, he’s the main reason it exists. Each year, dancers and
instructors come from all over the world to the ValenTango festival he