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 …



At Conduit, a vote for brevity and wit

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Brevity, the long-winded Polonius says in Hamlet, is the soul of wit. That can also apply to non-verbal communication, and Kyle Marshall’s “Soundboard,” the shortest of the nine pieces included in this year’s version of Conduit’s annual Dance+ Festival, is …



Weekend MusicWatch: Pianos aplenty, singalongs galore

Piano!PushPlay! returns to the Portland Art Museum with a CD release concert. Photo: Benji

Chamber Music Northwest, Thursday-Tuesday, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, and Portland State University. Read my Willamette Week preview of CMNW’s slate of concerts. Read my ArtsWatch interview feature with composer David Del Tredici about his new Bullycide, which receives …



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 …



Ballet Diary 3: The jig is up

Ballet students warm up in NWDP's temporary studio at PSU's Lincoln Hall.

Now…which door is open after hours? And…which floor is the classroom on?

You’d think that by my third week of journaling a beginner ballet class for ArtsWatch (week one | week two) , I’d have fallen into a …

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