The essential building blocks of
dance—shapes—are deftly deconstructed in a new contemporary dance
program from the Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble. Co-founders Eric Skinner
and Daniel Kirk (als
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Congelese dancer Faustin Linyekula made a plainspoken and indelible impression in his solo autobiographical work Le Cargo, which premiered last night at TBA before heading to New York’s Florence Gould Hall. Le Cargo tells of Linyekula’s 2011 return to Obilo, the Congolese village where he spent part of his childhood. It offers a sna...
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If you enjoy Champagne-soaked naked slip ‘n’ slide (as many do) you might enjoy Turbulence, by Keith Hennessy and Circo Zero. I say "might" because that’s just one part of this dance-theater piece, a supposedly optional part, and there are many more parts that compose its sprawling whole. It begins when you walk among the performers on the way to your seat, which you may not occu...
With apologies to Julia Stiles, Oregon Ballet dancers go clubbin’.
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No one is dancing when I arrive at Jones. I’m here to meet
Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Olga Krochik and Lucas Threefoot and
their friends, ostensibly for a night on the town. But it’s early
Getting political in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.
Recent financial upheaval and the roller-coaster ride of the ongoing culture wars feed Keith Hennessy’s Turbulence.
Hennessy and his contemporary dance-theater outfit, Circo Zero, mine
We’re expressing ourselves through more channels than ever
before, but what are we saying? That might well be the question driving
this riveting new contemporary dance work by Portland performan
It’s been a banner year for Portland’s
Northwest Dance Project, which specializes in dancing work by
international contemporary choreographers. The company won two European