Firewall (BodyVox)

A dance company reveals the tricks behind the technology.


Dance
If you saw Inception a few years back, chances are you marveled at the film’s spinning, zero-gravity hallway scene. BodyVox didn’t stop at admiration—the 17-year-old dance company decided    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 KAITIE TODD

A-Bout (TopShakeDance)

Dancing themselves black and blue.


Dance
TopShakeDance is about to hit the dance floor hard. Literally: To explore competition and groupthink, the company’s newest work, A-bout, employs wrestling mats, mixed martial arts-inspired choreog   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Togetherness (Danielle Ross and Stacey Tran)

Uniting the melodramatic and the mundane.


Dance
How would you move if you were a Greek god? That’s just one question posed during Togetherness, a new dance piece by choreographer Danielle Ross. In the piece, dancers strike iconic poses of    More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Puente (Diego Piñón)

Bridging the gap, with shamanism and seaweed.


Dance
On an August afternoon in the high desert of central Mexico more than a decade ago, Portland butoh performer Mizu Desierto found herself blindfolded and tied together with 14 other people. Runni   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 AARON SPENCER

You Too Are Made of Stars (Wobbly Dance)

Dancing by their own rules to rethink disability.


Dance
Yulia Arakelyan remembers the first day of an improv dance class led by an experimental choreographer from San Francisco. “The elevator was broken that day,” she says. “I was carried up th   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 AARON SPENCER

3x3 (POV Dance)

Climbing up walls and sliding down banisters.


Dance
The last time POV Dance performed was in 2010, when the company balanced on windowsills and did handstands in the atrium of Southeast Portland’s Ford Building. The years since have been eventf   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 AARON SPENCER

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