Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-756-1-.html Fri, 22 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain - Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17964-fall_arts_guide_2011_bring_on_the_rain_dayglo_landscapes_feral_children_killer_choruses_and_more_art.html The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.
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The Stravinsky Project (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - The Russian composer gets a contemporary movement update. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17009-the_stravinsky_project_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_the_russian_composer_gets_a_contemporary_movement.html 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]]> In Good Company (Northwest Dance Project) - A premise designed to make you feel old. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18302-in_good_company_%28northwest_dance_project%29_a_premise_designed_to_make_you_feel_old.html It’s been a banner year for Portland’s Northwest Dance Project, which specializes in dancing work by international contemporary choreographers. The company won two European dance competition]]> OBT Exposed (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - Lunch in the sun with a side of toe shoes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17722-obt_exposed_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_lunch_in_the_sun_with_a_side_of_toe_shoes.html Oregon Ballet Theatre has a new starting lineup of fresh faces this season, and OBT Exposed—the company’s week of free public programming July 18-23 at Director Park—offers a sneak preview of]]> Northwest Dance Project - A Portland dance company snags a Frenchie debut. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17219-northwest_dance_project_a_portland_dance_company_snags_a_frenchie_debut.html 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]]> Galaxy Dance Festival - A park full of arts nuggets. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17834-galaxy_dance_festival_a_park_full_of_arts_nuggets.html Fickle weather notwithstanding, Portland is pretty good about offering summer movie and concert series in parks all over the city. Outdoor dance series? Not so much, with the exception of Oregon Ba]]> Groovin’ Greenhouse - A primer to Portland’s unheralded dance scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16845-groovin_greenhouse_a_primer_to_portlands_unheralded_dance_scene.html

 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

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<i>Giselle</i> (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - What it’s like to dance ballet’s toughest role. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18843-giselle_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_what_its_like_to_dance_ballets_toughest_role.html Yuka Iino has been feeling a little, well, emotional lately: “I tear up for small little things, not necessarily things that are making me sad,” she confesses via email. “I cry for somethi]]> <i>Make/Believe</i> (Teeth) - Ten million channels and nothing but noise. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18728-make_believe_%28teeth%29_ten_million_channels_and_nothing_but_noise.html We’re expressing ourselves through more channels than ever before, but what are we saying? That might well be the question driving this riveting new contemporary dance work by Portland performan]]> <i>BloodyVox</i> (BodyVox) - Things that go jump in the night. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12613-bloodyvox_%28bodyvox%29_things_that_go_jump_in_the_night.html Bad Boys Of Dance (White Bird Dance) - In this boy band, Rasta is the dangerous one. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10062-bad_boys_of_dance_%28white_bird_dance%29_in_this_boy_band_rasta_is_the_dangerous_one.html Ten Tiny Taiko Dances - Big drums, little stage. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12108-ten_tiny_taiko_dances_big_drums_little_stage.html <i>RESA</i> (Rumpus Room Dance) - <b>A new work from an international duo.</b> http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10810-resa_%28rumpus_room_dance%29_a_new_work_from_an_international_duo.html Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Dancing In the Dark - With apologies to Julia Stiles, Oregon Ballet dancers go clubbin’. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19652-portland_fall_arts_guide_2012_dancing_in_the_dark_with_apologies_to_julia_stiles_oregon_ballet_dance.html No one is dancing when I arrive at Jones. I’m here to meet Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Olga Krochik and Lucas Threefoot and their friends, ostensibly for a night on the town. But it’s early ]]> Northwest Professional Dance Project - On the road to success, eight dancers pull over in Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9247-northwest_professional_dance_project_on_the_road_to_success_eight_dancers_pull_over_in_portland.html Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - Oregon Ballet Theatre shoots to thrill with Balanchine's Slaughter. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8857-slaughter_on_tenth_avenue_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_oregon_ballet_theatre_shoots_to_thrill_with_ba.html Chromatic Quartet (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - Matjash Mrozewski loses the mob, keeps the flash. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19087-chromatic_quartet_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_matjash_mrozewski_loses_the_mob_keeps_the_flash.html  What’s the appeal of flash mobs? Canadian choreographer Matjash Mrozewski thinks it might be the endorphin-boosting power of moving in unison with a large group,]]> Oregon Ballet Theatre <i>The Germanic Lands</i> - A dreamy opening for Oregon Ballet Theatre's yearlong <i>Grand Tour.</i> http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7879-oregon_ballet_theatre_the_germanic_lands_a_dreamy_opening_for_oregon_ballet_theatres_yearlong_grand_.html Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble - Shapes and sculptures, deconstructed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19980-skinner_kirk_dance_ensemble_shapes_and_sculptures_deconstructed.html The essential building blocks of dance—shapes—are deftly deconstructed in a new contemporary dance program from the Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble. Co-founders Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk (als]]> The Tuning Score - Steve Paxton and company improvise dance that's different every time. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8503-the_tuning_score_steve_paxton_and_company_improvise_dance_thats_different_every_time.html Show Me the Body - Life, etched in flesh and always moving. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7184-show_me_the_body_life_etched_in_flesh_and_always_moving.html Linda Austin/Performance Works NorthWest - Invitation to an urban circus http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7929-linda_austin_performance_works_northwest_invitation_to_an_urban_circus.html <i>The Foot Opera Files</i> (BodyVox) - BodyVox inaugurates its unfinished new digs. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10368-the_foot_opera_files_%28bodyvox%29_bodyvox_inaugurates_its_unfinished_new_digs.html OBT Exposed - Savor the sight of pointe shoes in the Park Blocks. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7544-obt_exposed_savor_the_sight_of_pointe_shoes_in_the_park_blocks.html Information Station - Tahni Holt's brainchild Information Studio was a remote-controlled icebreaker. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9227-information_station_tahni_holts_brainchild_information_studio_was_a_remote_controlled_icebreaker.html Josie Moseley Dance - Moseley takes a chance and lets the pieces fall where they may. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8336-josie_moseley_dance_moseley_takes_a_chance_and_lets_the_pieces_fall_where_they_may.html <i>Rush + Robbins</i> (Oregon Ballet Theatre) - The insect women will devour you! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10607-rush_%2B_robbins_%28oregon_ballet_theatre%29_the_insect_women_will_devour_you_.html Minh Tran and Company - Forgotten Memories puts you at the center of one of Cambodia's grimmest historical moments. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6816-minh_tran_and_company_forgotten_memories_puts_you_at_the_center_of_one_of_cambodias_grimmest_histori.html Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Dance group balances between two worlds: past and future. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6982-aspen_santa_fe_ballet_dance_group_balances_between_two_worlds_past_and_future.html Ladies First - Dance http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12402-ladies_first_dance.html