Dance card: News and notes of a choreographic persuasion

Anne Mueller and John Michael Schert/ Photo by Jonas Lundqvist

Portland embraced choreographer Trey McIntyre during his stint as resident choreographer here in 1999—some of the bright contemporary dances he made then are still in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s repertoire (Like a Samba, Speak)and are invariably greeted warmly, …



Post5′s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ is a party in the quad

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Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They break up.

Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is basically a quadruple batch of that. Four girls, four boys, four loves, four breakups—all happening at once, topped off by a play within a play …



Ballet Diary 4: breathe like a pro

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Walking back on the Hawthorne Bridge after last week’s ballet lesson, I felt a sense of pure…expanse.

The weather was hot and balmy, sunlight still bright even at 9 pm. My bad ankle hurt in the sharp-pang, woken-up way, the …



Weekend MusicWatch: Electric Classical

The Tudor Choir performs Saturday in Portland. Photo: William Stickney Photography.

This weekend’s music calendar includes some renowned visitors: a top choir, classical pianist, and Baroque music ensembles and that’s just at one of this weekend’s festivals plus the debut of a new orchestra that plays old music in new settings.…



July First Thursday/Friday Gallery Guide


While I know many of you will be busy with BBQ’s, camping, hiking and the other myriad ways we enjoy the outdoors here in Portland, I don’t want you to miss out on the great art we have coming to …



FILM: For director, ‘Boyhood’ was an all-encompassing life project

Ellar Coltrane

For a film to work, the viewer must, in some way, believe what they are seeing is true. That doesn’t mean they all must be realistic, but for fantasy, science-fiction, biopics, comedies, documentaries—whatever—we just need to buy in to the …

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