We all know the story of the rags-to-riches girl with a fairy godmother and glass slipper. But chances are you haven’t seen Cinderella like Oregon Ballet Theatre does it.For its first ever performance at OBT, the company takes a notable step away from the traditional Cinderella story. They add splashes of over-the-top humor, seemingly boundless enthusias...
Post5 Theatre’s Durang Durang, a collection of six
one-act plays by absurdist playwright Christopher Durang, touches on
grave issues: domestic violence, parental abuse and mental health.
Choreographer Alonzo King loves high contrast. At least, that’s true of his most recent visit to Portland with San Francisco-based LINES Ballet company, the fourth in 17 years.Dance presenter White Bird touts the company, 11 classically trained ballerinas and ballet dancers, as seemingly “boneless.” This is true of their top halves: dancers’ sweeping, rounded and elongated arm movements fl...
Clay Nelson built the longest-running tango festival in North America—in Portland.
Clay Nelson knows all about the Portland
tango. After all, he’s the main reason it exists. Each year, dancers and
instructors come from all over the world to the ValenTango festival he
Profile Theatre’s production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone
begins with a familiar scene: two strangers sitting separately at a
cafe, and neither will turn off their damn cellphone. Our protagonis
Dreams, daily routines and Silly Putty all came alive on the Polaris Dance stage last night. Part of the Fertile Ground festival, Groovin’ Greenhouse is a showcase produced by Polaris that puts a spotlight on emerging dancers across Portland, including five-piece collective
A work in progress by Portlander Cassandra Boice, Gender Tree begins
by posing a few questions. Do people still identify with traditional
gender roles? How do you define the word “gender”? B
Woman on the Scarlet Beast, a darkly sarcastic new play by Portlander Caroline Miller, follows the lives and secrets of three generations of women. There’s the sweet but victimizing grandmother, Dulce (Jane Fellows). Her cynical daughter, Ruby (Adrienne Flagg), is a wheelchair-bound former prostitute struggling with her faith in others. And then there’s Ruby’s daughter, Jenny ...