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April 2022

May DanceWatch: From Harlem to the Moon

In the spirit of International Dance Day, a busy month in Oregon ranges from Dance Theatre of Harlem to a circus moon shot, steampunk Shakespeare, flamenco, contemporary and more.

Copy/Transform/Combine

Portland filmmaker Kirby Ferguson’s new documentary ‘Everything is a Remix — Remixed’ shows how artistic creativity really happens — again.

Dance: Kol B’isha/Voice Within Woman

Jennifer Gwirtz’s new full-length dance, at Performance Works Northwest through May 1, explores feminist Jewish themes through a universal lens.

Northwest choral community: Crossing the centuries

Area choirs collaborate on Ukraine benefit concert; the Tallis Scholars sing Antoine Brumel, David Lang, and Tomás Luis de Victoria; ISing brings “Stuck in the Americas” to The Reser; Willamette Master Chorus gives thanks to educators.

Composer Timothy C. Takach visits Choral Arts Ensemble in 2022. Photo by Daryl Browne.

Into the light: Local choirs and living composers

In Mulieribus performs Sungji Hong, Joanne Metcalf, Steve Reich, James MacMillan and James McCarthy; Choral Arts Ensemble commissions Timothy Takach; Oregon Repertory Singers pair superstar Eric Whitacre with Ily Matthew Maniano, Ko Matsushita, and Darius Lim.

Art Adventure: Heading to Hillsboro

From its Walters Arts Center to its Civic Center, a surprise Lee Kelly sculpture and more, Portland’s booming western neighbor offers a surprise for the eyes.

The Art of Tea

Through a lifelong study of the Japanese tea ceremony, Oregon’s Margie Yap learned how to brew an intentional life.

News & Notes: Designs on PSU

A big step toward a new home for the university’s School of Art + Design. “Merry Wives” sing out. In Salem, Putin on parade. Voices for Ukraine. A tribute to Lady Day. A memorial for Una Loughran. Wayne Brady in the house. Brunish takes on London.

News & notes: Haikus, radio, fringe fest

A Columbia Gorge haiku challenge. An interim leader for Portland Baroque Orchestra. Damien Geter and the Oregon Symphony go bicoastal. Classical jams. Oregon Fringe Festival.

VizArts Monthly: In or out?

April’s art offerings provide an opportunity to reflect on quotidian existence, the notion of home, and our relationship with the natural world.

Exquisite Gorge II: Felt Worlds

Artist Xander Griffith, part of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River project, makes deeply dotted works in felt that create worlds of color and texture.

Dance: Austin & Hankins on a pink cloud

“These dancers fit together with a perfectly nonsensical logic”: Two seasoned choreographers dig into surrealist influences at Performance Works NW.

Remembering Linda Williams Janke

The Portland stage star, 78, took classic turns in plays by Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Noel Coward, and G.B. Shaw.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon