PICA Announces 2009 Time-Based Art Festival Lineup


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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art announced Friday the lineup for this year's Time-Based Art Festival. The Festival begins one week earlier this year, starting Labor Day weekend and running Sept- 3-13. Notable artists include Young Jean Lee, Amyro and the Slow Food Movement. This is the first year of new guest artistic director Cathy Edwards' tenure, and it has a very different tone from ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

LIVE REVIEW: Grease


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When it comes to the live Broadway touring show of Grease, cheese is the word (is the word that you heard, it's got groove it's got meaning, bah-bah-bah-BAAAAH). From the Brylcreemed hair and cotton candy pink jackets to rampant pelvic thrusting and PG-13 sex gags, it's all here. Everything but John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. And that's really the only problem with this production, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Live Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Left Unsaid.


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Chairs are more than set dressing to choreographer Nicolo Fonte. They're stilts, barriers and fainting couches. Their legs are extra limbs for busy dancers and their seats new territory to be conquered. Those chairs, three simple black wooden fold-ups, figure largely in the dance-maker's Left Unsaid, a truly wonderful 2003 work for six dancers that Oregon Ballet Theatre presented for the first ...   More
 
Monday, April 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Live Review: Cirque du Soleil's Kooza


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It's back, folks! The Seussy Cirque du Soleil has returned to Portland for just over a month with its disturbingly flexible contortionists (as in a woman breakdancing around her own eerily smiling head), customary hula hoop and trapeze tricks, dramatic background music, endearing (usually) audience abuse, and a vague story line tying it all together. The Canadian alternative circus troupe is ...   More
 
Monday, April 12, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

Live Review: To the Circus (Artemis)!


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“Pop Goes the Weasel” thumps before the Madame of Ceremonies comes out of a red box to introduce performers. She tells jokes like “What is big and grey and doesn't matter?! An Irrelevant!” and dons an airplane costume--all for your entertainment, and I think it would be entertaining if I were not over the age of 10. Performers juggle cushy balls, and toss neon colored inner ...   More
 
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

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