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Portland’s dance companies fight breweries for urban real estate.


Dance
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   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 KAITIE TODD

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

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Arts & Books
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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