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
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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 ...
A towering wall of used cardboard boxes
stretches diagonally across the stage, clear packing tape glinting in
the light. Robert Tyree enters, tall and long-limbed and dressed head to
toe in sequ
Friday, June 7 Freak Mountain Ramblers, Bingo and Friends, Lewi Longmire, Fernando, Little Sue, Dan Haley, Tree Frogs [FOLK] Performing as a founding member of the beloved Freak Mountain Ramblers, with various friends or under his own name, rock-’n’-roll true believer Jim Boyer has employed his happy-golucky and sometimes soul-baring style to charm and move Portland audiences for ...
In its fifth year, Fertile Ground showcases new, local work.
It’s a big year for the annual Fertile Ground festival.
The 11-day bender of locally produced new works of theater and dance
turns 5 this year, and once again the lineup overwhelms. The number o
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Reality crowds illusion and chaos thwarts control in Dark Matters, a stunning new work by Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. The company, run by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and known simply as Kidd Pivot when it made its Portland debut in 2008, has returned with a work that’s thought-provoking and moving, as well as funny and periodically heart-stopping. It’s ingeniously lit and packed with ...
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What looks like an oversized brass steering wheel is planted firmly at stage right, alongside what looks like a narrow loom. From it, dozens of wires extend diagonally toward the ceiling, then hang down at stage left, each holding a small bauble. This fascinating contraption the first thing you see when the curtain rises on Connected, a work by the Australian dance company Chunky Move. Berkeley-based ...