EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 5–8

Sprezzatura! Over the next few days, that spirit of continental grace is on full display, from swanky new PAM exhibit Italian Style to James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's effortless mastery of both Mice AND Men.

02/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Dance Review

BodyVox’s 'Firewall' Aims to Burn the Disco Down. Say What?

The theatrical dance company skims the surface of technology with little data but lots of razzle-dazzle. Thru Dec 20

12/09/2014 By Ramona DeNies

DANCE

A Collage of Young Movers Wants to Bring Dance to a Millennial Audience

The new dance company Elevate invited 11 choreographers to each make a work based on a distinct human emotion for an immersive performance. Dec 4, 6, and 7.

12/03/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

DANCE

BalletBoyz, More than Just the Hot Boy Band of Dance

The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!

11/12/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

DANCE REVIEW

Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre Turns 25 with a Stage Extravaganza

OBT kicks off its quarter-century season with Balanchine, tuxes, memories, and a joyous collaboration with Pink Martini. Thru Oct 18

10/13/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DANCE

Diavolo Dance Theater Will Blow Your Mind. Don’t Miss It.

The LA-based company presents two works that are more jaw dropping than Cirque du Soleil and cooler than anything at Design Week. Thru Oct 11

10/10/2014 By Aaron Scott

REPORT

How Oregon Ballet Theatre Pivoted from Near Bankruptcy to Full Flight

Two years ago, OBT almost closed its doors forever. Now it's launching an ambitious 25th anniversary season full of surprises (Pink Martini!). What happened?

09/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

CULTUREPHILE

Rachel Tess's Small World of Dance

The former Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer returns from performing around the world to preview a new work on a transportable set made by Opsis Architecture. Sept 6–7

08/01/2014 By Heather Wisner

RADIO + DANCE

Ira Glass Talks About His New Dance Show

The This American Life host takes to the Schnitz on June 21. But first he dishes about dancing for Yoko Ono and the only radio host he’d fear in a dance-off.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: Emio Greco's Rocco

One boxing ring, four dancers, two intense acts of athletic, harrowing, and deeply sexy dancing. Through Saturday

04/11/2014 By Aaron Scott

DANCE REVIEW

Review: NW Dance Project’s Director’s Choice

PDX’s contemporary powerhouse celebrates 10 years with a quartet of intense, beautiful, athletic dances. Thru Apr 5

04/03/2014 By Kelly Clarke

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland's Veteran Dancer Takes Her Final Bow

A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre

04/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DANCE SPOTLIGHT

Northwest Dance Project's Super Trouper

Over the past decade, dancers like Ching Ching Wong have led Northwest Dance Project to international success.

03/26/2014 By Nathan Tucker

DANCE

Alison Roper, Dancing Queen

On the eve of her retirement, we take a look back at the Oregon Ballet Theatre ballerina’s remarkable career.

03/12/2014 By Kelly Clarke

Slideshow

Slide Show: Alison Roper, Dancing Queen

On the eve of her retirement, we take a look back at Oregon Ballet Theatre ballerina’s remarkable career.

03/12/2014

DANCE

Review: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

The preeminent Asian contemporary dance company’s meditative work left some in a trance and the rest catatonic.

03/05/2014 By Salish Davis

DANCE

Review: NW Dance Project's "New Now Wow!"

NWDP's triple-world-premiere season opener showed the rewards experimentation can bring.

10/28/2013 By Haley Martin

Slideshow

Slide Show: Hollywood Theatre

A dozen images captured by photographer Leah Nash that illustrate the width and breadth of Hollywood Theatre's creative programming that's led to bigger audiences and a brighter future.

06/14/2013

DANCE

Q&A: Meet OBT’s New Artistic Director

Kevin Irving sat down to discuss OBT’s financial struggles and his vision for moving the company forward.

06/13/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

OBT Announces Its New Artistic Director

Oregon Ballet Theatre selects international dancer and artistic director Kevin Irving to lead its company.

06/07/2013 By Aaron Scott