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

CULTUREPHILE

Dancer Linda Austin Reaches for 30

Portland’s doyenne of experimental dance returns to the work that sparked her career.

06/03/2013 By Heather Wisner

DANCE

Video: Portland's Jefferson Dancers Tour China

22 teenage dancers from the NoPo program receive a rock star welcome as the first Portland company to tour China. See their journey, and catch them locally at the Newmark May 1–4.

04/20/2013 By Aaron Scott Photography by Julie Keefe

DANCE

White Bird Finale Preview: Paul Taylor, Circa, and the 2013–2014 Season

As the beloved dance promoter's 15th season reaches the climax, we look back on its history and then forward to next season.

04/03/2013 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: NW Dance Project’s ‘Spring Performances’

The local company embraces spring (and a good deal of drama) with two world premieres and an old favorite. Through March 30

03/29/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

Ticket Giveaway

Win Tickets to NW Dance Project's Spring Show

The globetrotting local company will perform two world premieres plus one vintage favorite at the Newmark. March 28–30.

03/20/2013 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: White Bird’s MOMIX

Using fantastical puppets and costumes, the dance company vividly evokes the natural world in "Botanica." Thru March 2.

02/28/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen