LIVE REVIEW: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Arts & Books
As it visits Portland this week for a two night White Bird engagement, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating an anniversary, anticipating changes and offering a big slice of Americana. Since the its inception in 1958, the New York-based company has danced a lot of work (by its founder and others) and covered a lot of ground, serving as cultural ambassadors both here and abroad. It has ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Katherine Longstreth at Conduit

A new talent has joined Portland's contemporary dance scene: New Yorker Katherine Longstreth, who moved to Portland last summer with her family, brought together dancers from both coasts this weekend at Conduit in her program Solos and Duets. This briskly paced show (mercifully free of the multiple intermissions that can drag evenings down) demonstrated Longstreth's facility for evocative and ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Making its Portland debut Thursday night as the opening to the 13th season of the White Bird Dance Series, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal held up its reputation as a “feel good company.” Under the direction of Louis Robitaille, the Canadian company “explores the creative side of contemporary trends, yet is still firmly committed to classical aesthetics.” Thursday's ...   More
Monday, September 27, 2010 Riley Hooper


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