How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide


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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   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dynamic Duet

On and off the dance floor, Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know when to push one another.


Dance
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 herse   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Luciana Proaño

From Peru to Portland, with poetry and hammocks.


Dance
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 improvises all   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Live Review: Phillip Adams BalletLab, Amplification

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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 ...   More
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Sun$hine (Tahni Holt)

A cardboard world, shiny and sequined.


Dance
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   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do in Portland, June 7-9

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Features
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 ...   More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Bearing Fruit

In its fifth year, Fertile Ground showcases new, local work.


Performance
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   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Puppet Master: Kidd Pivot's "Dark Matters"

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Arts & Books
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 ...   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Live Review: Chunky Move, "Connected"

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Arts & Books
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 ...   More
 
Friday, October 21, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

One Week In, Quick Takes on Fertile Ground

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Arts & Books
As I sat in the chilly warehouse space last night and waited for …ballet? to begin, I eavesdropped on the conversation next to me. Two women and one man were heatedly–though cordially–discussing their picks and pans of the Fertile Ground festival, the 10-day spree of new works of local theater and dance. Merely listening in on their conversation was exhausting. Fertile Ground’s offerings are overwhelming ...   More
 
Thursday, January 27, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

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