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 ...
Russell Maliphant isn't just a dancer and choreographer. After seeing his program Still Current, presented by White Bird, there's reason to believe the Brit is something of a magician. With a company of four talented dancers and inventive lighting by designer Michael Hull, Still Cu...More
The Snowstorm begins with an intense concert.
Sitting at a piano in the darkened theater, Eric Nordin looks calm and
serene, but that belies the torrent of sound he’s producing. As the
[PLUGGED-IN FOLK] If Ezza Rose’s dreamy, delicate vocals weren’t so recognizable, one might not realize that her latest album, When the Water’s Hot,
is the product of the folk songstress who
As part of Fertile Ground—an 11-day spree
of locally produced new works—pianist Eric Nordin and choreographer
Jessica Wallenfels collaborate on an original piece of d