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February 2023
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March DanceWatch: A month of dance from near and far

From the Latin themes of Ballet Hispánico’s “Doña Perón” to a bounty of Indian dance performances to world premieres by international women choreographers at NW Dance Project, there is an abundance of dance riches to enjoy in March.

Leonardo DaVinci's "Annunciation," c. 1472.

The lineage is everything

Oregon choirs present light shows, pops concerts, pianistic Byzantine chant, music by women and by Sir Arthur Sullivan, and an evening of “frostivities.”

A double road trip across America

Center Stage’s premiere of Lauren Yee’s time-tripping “Young Americans” follows three people into the heart and soul of the immigrant experience.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 7

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with singer & actor Susannah Mars, violinist Tomás Cotik, Native arts leader Lulani Arquette, sculptor Ben Buswell, and multidisciplinary artist Fuchsia Lin.

When Raquel Welch took Portland by storm

Remembering the late star’s filmed-in-Portland roller derby movie “Kansas City Bomber,” and the key role a North Portland dive bar played.

DramaWatch: An American road trip

Lauren Yee’s “Young Americans” at Center Stage takes on the issues of immigration and belonging. Plus: Corrib’s Irish “Trade,” openings and closings.

Review: ‘Welcome to Arroyo’s’

Hip hop and graffiti drive the action in Profile’s production of Kristoffer Diaz’s play about Puerto Rican identity in New York’s gentrifying Lower East Side.

What I Learned in Paris (and America)

Portland Playhouse’s joyously entertaining production of Pearl Cleage’s play offers a feast of great performances by Black artists.

A legislative caucus for the arts

As several cultural measures seek passage, for the first time Oregon’s Legislature has a caucus to push for cultural funding in the state budget. Also, for nonprofits: statewide conversations with funders.

OBT chooses a new artistic leader

Choreographer Danielle Rowe is named Oregon Ballet Theatre’s new artistic director; interim leader Peter Franc stays as artistic consultant.

No-No Boy Transforms Hidden History into Art

Vietnamese American Portland musician Julian Saporiti’s expansive multimedia project combines historical research and interviews with personal stories, original music, and evocative images

DramaWatch: Re-seeding Fertile Ground

The Portland new-works festival is at a crossroads, seeking to ensure its future. Plus: a new/old face at Center Stage, hip-hop from Profile, “Mad” teens and more.

Chefas Projects: Fresh with color & light

In Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, a gallery features “graphic, color-drenched work by artists who have neither their fists nor their noses up in the air.”

Stage & Studio: The story of No No Girl

Dmae Lo Roberts talks in her new podcast with director Paul Daisuke Goodman and actor Chris Tashima about their film on the fraught legacy of FDR’s Executive Order 9066.

The Oregon Story: Art and the land

Barbara Sellers-Young’s book “Artists Activating Sustainability: The Oregon Story” tells a tale of the state’s artists as leaders in environmental awareness.

Getting ready to play at ‘The Judy’

After years of searching for a new home, Northwest Children’s Theater is on the brink of a spring move to expansive digs in the heart of downtown Portland.

Nina and RBG: A rare friendship

NPR’s Nina Totenberg tells an Oregon Historical Society audience about her book “Dinner with Ruth” and her long friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Paul Winter Consort at their first winter solstice concert in 1980. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sonic symbiosis: Choral partnerships in February

Cappella Romana hooks up with Gesualdo 6; Trinity Cathedral hosts St. Olaf College Choir; Paul Winter and Consort perform his “Missa Gaia” with Eugene Concert Choir; Bach Cantata Choir’s “SuperBach Sunday” returns.

DramaWatch: America, and other experiments

PETE’s “The Americans” is as contradictory as the nation itself. Plus Pearl Cleage, the Temptations, Tammy Wynette, giant beavers, Ronald Reagan and AIDS, Lava Alapai and more.

The Temptations, Motown and me

As the jukebox musical “Ain’t Too Proud” rolls into town, Misha Berson revels in memories of sweet sounds from the transistor radio as she was growing up near Detroit.

VizArts Monthly: February 2023

Don’t miss Lindsay Costello’s gathering of February’s most enticing art exhibitions and events. There’s augmented reality, calligraphy, and monsters.

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