TopShakeDance is about to hit the dance floor hard. Literally: To explore competition and groupthink, the company’s newest work, A-bout, employs wrestling mats, mixed martial arts-inspired choreog
How would you move if you were a Greek god?
That’s just one question posed during Togetherness,
a new dance piece by choreographer Danielle Ross. In the piece, dancers
strike iconic poses of
[DISCO POP] Purse Candy’s debut album will bring to mind a
few questions, chief among them: “When did I start dancing?” It’s an
album laden with simple grooves, but it will make you move
Northwest Dance Project’s season opener showcases three world premieres from local and international choreographers, incorporating contemporary movement with classical elements. The title of the show, New Now Wow!, might be a little hacky, but in this case, it's a name well-deserved. The evening opens with Yin Yue’s Between...More
Dance Review: Allie Hankins, Like a Sun that Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth
Experimental dancer Allie Hankins might be quick to stress the differences between herself and Vaslav Nijinsky, the notoriously troubled 20th-century Russian ballet dancer who inspired her latest performance. But her hourlong solo, titled Like...More
Allie Hankins channels one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.
By the time he was 29, legendary Russian ballet dancer
Vaslav Nijinsky was calling it quits. Allie Hankins, on the other hand,
didn’t start dancing until college. Now 30, the local
Do not enter Coho Theater for ‘Night, Mother expecting to be anything but emotionally wrecked. Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-winning drama centers on the aging Thelma, content with watching TV for the rest of her days, and Jessie, the 30-something divorced daughter who cares meticulously for her, right down to filling her candy ...
Oregon Ballet Theatre is turning 25, and it wants to celebrate. The company’s season opener, OBT/25, acts as its party, and with it comes a reflective mix of past works paired alongside a world premiere. This, understandably, leads to a night of truly diverse dances, all connected by a common feeling of festivity. One thing is for sure...
Watching the dance company Diavolo is kind of like watching someone work through a recipe—at least that’s what artistic director Jacques Heim said at the beginning of the company’s Portland performance on Thursday.
The ingredients: part everyday movement and part ballet, hip-hop, martial arts and breakdancing, with a dash of architectural ...
[FOLK ROCK] Greylag’s self-titled album
is a perfect introduction to Portland’s impending rainy season. The
debut LP from the local three-piece is heavy on moody vocals and