Breaking Point

Amy O’Neal pushes gender boundaries at TBA.

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   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Top 5 Fall Dance Picks

Fall Arts
Amore Italiano Oregon Ballet Theatre kicks off its 26th season with a piece by Canadian choreographer James Kudelka, inspired by the music of Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, a 16th-c   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and see in Portland, January 23-25


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 ...   More
Friday, January 23, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Spring Awakening

Performance picks for spring 2015.

THEATER The Snowstorm 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   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON, KAITIE TODD

Best of the Stage

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 emotion—several gave    More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland Fall Dance Picks

Fall Arts
Wanderlust Circus 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   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AARON SPENCER

How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide

MFNW 2014
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.

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.

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


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