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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.