Amy O’Neal knew she was pushing a boundary. Break dancing was born on the streets of the Bronx, and it still maintains an air of machismo today, even though it’s moved into studios. But for her ne
Friday, Jan. 23Famine Fest II [METAL FEST] For the second year in a row, Chris Nukala has assembled a sickening lineup of gore, grind, thrash and death metal acts from around the country. This weekend’s infestation takes place at Tonic Lounge, lasting all day and into the night. Of local interest is Friday’s headliner, the recently reformed death-metal troupe Engorged, exhumed from retirement ...
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
Death, sex and money featured prominently
on Portland stages in 2014. So did punk rock, kitty litter and
confetti. The year’s top theater and dance shows embraced raw
Oregon Country Fair goers will be familiar with these meta-retro numbers, but the acts have been juiced up for Time Warp,
a circus show and dance party. Wanderlust Circus’ acrob
On a Monday night in early March,
everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was
in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p
On and off the dance floor, Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know when to push one another.
As sisters, Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd
know siblings don’t get anywhere by being babied. So even as they look
out for each other, they won’t hesitate to make the other do things for
In 20 years of performing in Portland,
Luciana Proaño has never gotten significant media attention. She
acknowledges she could do more to promote herself, but by her nature—she
Arts & Books
Australian Phillip Adams created his signature piece Amplification after visiting a morgue in Melbourne. Two body bags from that morgue were onstage again last night in Portland, for the opening night of a three-night run presented by White Bird.The piece, created in 1998, is a great example of how inspiration for art doesn’t necessarily define the finished work. Adams imaged the choreography by ...