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April 2024
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VizArts Monthly: Eclipse and transitions

May ushers in a shift in seasons (hopefully!) and the opportunity to shift perspectives. Jason N. Le offers, for the last time, a selection of not-to-be-missed art occasions and events.

Dance Review: ‘Beautiful Everything’

BodyVox’s collaboration with Imani Winds is a whimsical and visual spectacle that delighted fans, but missed synergistic opportunities amid the fun.

May DanceWatch: Celebrating women dancemakers

A busy bloom of storybook ballets, world premieres, film festivals and experimental dance is highlighted by a festival featuring the work of women choreographers.

Bobby Bermea: Ken Yoshikawa, man on a mission

The Portland poet, actor and playwright, whose “From a Hole in the Ground” has just opened in a co-production from Corrib and Alberta House, is “interested in breaking the rules of reality.”

Kim Murton’s clay art: Hug a cartoon

With their caricatured grins and exaggerated growls and grimaces, Murton’s works defy the notion that serious art needs to be … well, serious. Get ready to smile.

Ashland sinks its teeth into ‘Macbeth’

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival emerges from pandemic woes, the Scottish play and “Born with Teeth” shine brightly with smart design, pared-down staging and top-flight acting.

Oregon playwrights, seeding Fertile Ground

PDX Playwrights and LineStorm Playwrights help Oregon writers get their scripts onstage at the just-concluded annual festival of new works – and beyond.

Detail from Norman Rockwell's 1943 "April Fool cover" for The Saturday Evening Post

PuzzleWatch: April Fools

Celebrate a slightly belated April Fools’ Day with a fittingly foolish crossword puzzle.

In Ashland, a pair of winners at OSF

The intimate solo shows “Smote This” and “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender” dive compellingly into soulful matters – and they run at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival only into May.

The Jefferson Dancers in Charlotte Faillard's "Éclat d’Instant." Photo: Isabelle Faillard.

Dance Preview: Jefferson Dancers 2024 Spring Concert

Portland’s longest running dance company celebrates their 48th season at their annual performance, as artistic director Steve Gonzales marks his 25th year leading the nationally recognized high school dance program.

High Desert Museum scores $500,000 grant

The award from the National Endowment for the Humanites will help the Bend museum revitalize its permanent collection dedicated to Indigenous peoples of the region.

Classical Up Close rings out on radio

Some of Portland’s finest classical musicians warm up for a new season of free and accessible small-scale concerts with a “Thursdays @ 3” broadcast on All Classical Radio.

Katherine Longstreth as "Kate Long" performing "Let’s Dance." Photo: Chelsea Petrakis.

Dance Review: Alembic Artists in performance

The 10th cohort of Alembic Resident Artists presented their new experimental dance pieces to a sold out crowd of fans, friends, and family at Performance Works NW.

News & Notes: Arvie Smith gets a Guggenheim

The Portland artist’s paintings are steeped in American pop-cultural images and deal satirically with race relations. Plus: Hannah Krafcik’s “Gender Deconstruction”; Portland arts tax due.

OSU’s new cultural hub throws a party

The university swings open the doors of its new $75 million PRAx arts and performance hall and kicks off a creative space for students, artists, and the surrounding community.

DramaWatch: Rock around the Fertile Ground clock

Ready for the sprint? Portland’s foremost festival of new works returns with 65 projects over 10 days April 12-21. Plus: Carol Triffle goes Neanderthal at Imago, NYC kudos for PDX, more.

Bobby Bermea: Six picks from Fertile Ground

As Portland’s sprawling 10-day festival of new performance prepares to hit the stage running, the creators of half a dozen fresh shows talk about what they’re doing and why.

A farewell to Christopher Durang

The brilliantly brittle comic author of “Beyond Therapy” and “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” who has died at 75, left a lasting mark on Oregon’s theater scene beginning in the 1980s.

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