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

DANCE

Win Tickets to OBT's Swan Lake

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the final performance of what can only be called artistic director Christopher Stowell's swan song.

02/13/2013 By Aaron Scott

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

DANCE

Review: skinner|kirk Dance Ensemble

The local company hits a near perfect synergy of set and sound, but its dance is just too...beautiful? Thru Dec. 8.

12/03/2012 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Q&A: OBT's Christopher Stowell on Leaving the Ballet

Yesterday the artistic director announced he was resigning. Today he tells us why.

11/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Christopher Stowell Resigns from the Ballet

After taking the helm of Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2003 and expanding its size and ambition, Stowell leaves to let OBT pursue a new "business model."

11/28/2012 By Aaron Scott

multiple-response dance

Preview: Tahni Holt's "SUN$HINE"

Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's new modern-dance piece steps outside the box to awaken audience imaginations.

11/06/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Article

Halloweekend Roundup

13 spooky shows and dance parties that will have you shaking.

10/25/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

forest for the trees

OBT's the Body Beautiful Preview + Slide Show

The Oregon Ballet Theatre creates a night of dance around myth and the human form, involving mammoth original sculptures. Opens this weekend.

10/09/2012 By Aaron Scott

Slideshow

Slideshow: Oregon Ballet Theatre's the Body Beautiful

In concert with the museum's stunning exhibit, OBT creates a night of dance around myth and the human form, involving mammoth sculptural trees. Opens this weekend.

10/09/2012

garden events

MOMIX's Botanica Coming to Portland

Join the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and get a discount on White Bird tickets to MOMIX's Botanica

10/05/2012 By Kate Bryant

Article

Review: NW Dance Project

The local world–class dance company tackles three ambitious world premieres, and award-winner Franco Nieto shines. Playing through Saturday at Lincoln Hall.

10/05/2012 By Aaron Scott

Article

Slide Show Preview: White Bird's Le Grand Continental

This Sunday, over 150 people will fill Pioneer Square with the biggest choreographed dance the city's ever seen. Check out our photo preview.

09/26/2012 By Aaron Scott

festival plotlines

TBA:12 in Retrospect

In its first year under the curation of artistic director Angela Mattox, the PICA fest got more thematically unified—and just plain better—as it progressed. Here's what worked (and didn't).

09/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

Article

TBA Day 10: Faustin Linyekula's Le Cargo Review

The Congolese choreographer takes us on a journey with little but the beauty of his story and dance. Final show tonight at 6:30.

09/15/2012 By Aaron Scott