Live Review: Conduit Dance, Dance+ (Program 2)


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When many people think of dance, they think of pretty ballet, or they imagine the high-energy, Top 40-driven human body tricks on So You Think You Can Dance. In Portland, though, much of the dance isn't like either of those. Dance here is more often a mind experiment, a cerebral exercise in the flow of consciousness and the oft-cited “human condition.” It can be tempting, then, for audiences to ...   More
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Aaron Spencer

Live Review: Conduit Dance, Dance+ (Program 1)

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Arts & Books
The Dance+ festival, which community dance hub Conduit is presenting for a third year, encourages collaboration between dancers and other artists—sculptors, sound engineers, video game designers, etc. Multimedia shows aren’t uncommon, but the pieces in the Dance+ festival unite art forms rather than juxtaposing them.  In the festival's first program, which runs this weekend, interactive ...   More
Friday, July 11, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Live Review: Dance+ Performance Festival, Part 1 (Conduit Dance)

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Arts & Books
Conduit’s Dance+ Festival is a grab bag of acts, mostly dance numbers with a little something extra. The performances are so divergent that the show as a whole is unlikely to be a crowd pleaser, but that’s the price you pay for experimentation.The show, now in its second year, is a combination of mostly regional performers selected by a panel. The goal is to showcase work that’s innovative and ...   More
Friday, July 12, 2013 AARON SPENCER


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