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White Bird Dance's 2011-2012 Season Features Lar Lubovitch, Chunky Move

Chunky Move

You heard it here first: White Bird’s 2011-2012 season will be mixing fresh faces with past favorites. It opens Oct. 5 with Pilobolous, a return engagement for the acrobatically minded troupe with just one degree of separation from Portland’s own dance scen...   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by HEATHER WISNER

Northwest Dance Project

A Portland dance company snags a Frenchie debut.


Dance
Patrick Delcroix is a knight, but not the shining armor-wearing type. On a stormy evening at the Northwest Dance Project’s North Mississippi Avenue studio, he’s dressed in jeans and a long-slee   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

The Stravinsky Project (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

The Russian composer gets a contemporary movement update.


Dance
An exploding egg, electronic birdsong and dancing in the lobby: maybe not what you’d expect to find at the ballet, although you will encounter all three at Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Stravinsky Pro   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s The Stravinsky Project

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An exploding egg, electronic birdsong and dancing in the lobby: maybe not what you’d expect to find at the ballet, although you will encounter all three at Oregon Ballet Theatre’s The Stravinsky Project.

The three-part program, which runs through this weekend, is united by the Russian compo...   More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by HEATHER WISNER

Live Review: Grupo Corpo at the Schnitz

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Brazilian dance just had a heartbreaker of a week, due to the fires that torched some of Rio’s samba schools right before Carnival. But Brazilian dance also had a triumphant week, at least in Portland, which celebrated the Belo Horizonte-based company    More
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by HEATHER WISNER

Oregon Ballet Theatre Announces New Season; Unveils new Carmen, Petrouchka and Wheeldon Ballet

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On Monday, before announcing its 2011-2012 season last night to a crowd of dance lovers at its Southeast Portland studio, Oregon Ballet Theatre heightened the dramatic tension by asking its Facebook fans to guess what might be in store. Romeo and Juliet, Don Quix...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by HEATHER WISNER

Groovin’ Greenhouse

A primer to Portland’s unheralded dance scene.


Dance
 Portland loves to talk about its diverse art scene, says choreographer Robert Guitron, but when he challenges locals to name more than five Portland dance groups, they tend to trail off after White Bird   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

Doug Elkins And Friends


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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, parody must run a close second. How else to explain the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization letting New York-based contemporary choreographer Doug Elkins ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Holiday Revue and Nutcracker




On the last night of Oregon Ballet Theatre's new Holiday Revue, OBT Artistic Director Christopher Stowell made it official: The show was so popular, h...   More
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 by HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Northwest Dance Project Celebrates Cool Yule with Blue Cranes




So what's cool about the Northwest Dance Project's Cool Yule show? Its collaboration with    More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 by HEATHER WISNER
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