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Tapping into memory

Tap, much like jazz music, has historically been a form of communication in and of itself

The Show Must Go On(line)!

COVID-19 and Portland dance: spaces close, shows are delayed, classes shift online, financial crises loom.

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DanceWatch Monthly: Finding a place in the world

Dance is a global affair this spring, a series of international alliances and cultural collaborations that we can enjoy both in person and from afar. Merce Cunningham centennial celebrations are in full swing all over the world and will continue throughout the

DanceWatch Monthly: April dance in full bloom

“And spring arose on the garden fair, Like the spirit of love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant Welcome to DanceWatch for

DanceWatch: A rich cultural stew

Welcome to DanceWatch for March, the month that enters like a lion and retreats like a lamb, or so they say. While it’s still cold and dark outside, you can think of this month’s dance offerings like a warm winter stew: hearty,

DanceWatch Weekly: Get on the good foot

It’s all about shoes this week. Dance shoes to be exact, and tons of them, too. Tap shoes, jazz shoes, pointe shoes, and stilettos. It’s a busy week in Oregon dance. But I’m particularly excited by a pair of sneakers inspired by

DanceWatch Weekly: The sun is out, let’s dance

The sun, the sun, I’m in love with the sun. Its warmth, its brightness and the immediate joy it brings me and hopefully you, too. Don’t you think everything looks different when the sun comes out? I’ve forgotten about my body under

DanceWatch Monthly: Back to the future

Jamuna Chiarini looks back on December and January shows and ahead to February’s dance, from BodyVox’s “Flights” to Rejoice!’s “Rites of Passage” to OBT’s “Peter Pan” and more.

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Bloom where you are planted

Community organizer Nik Portela embraced The Dalles as their home, tipping the rural town’s local culture toward more LGBTQIA2S+ acceptance.

VizArts Monthly: Community and Abstraction

The delightful vagueness of the term abstract means that it is a perfect binder for many of October’s art offerings. Also this month, Portland Open Studios celebrates its 25th anniversary and the Sitka Art International celebrates its 29th year.

DramaWatch: Where have all the audiences gone?

“The fundamentals of the economy are getting stronger, but people are still skittish” – and theater companies are suffering for it. Plus: Anonymous Theatre plays Pirate.

Zooming into a new theater

As the pandemic shuts down in-person shows, director Patrick Nims blazes a trail in live video theater.

Watergate, ethics, a mirror to now

James H. Barron’s “The Greek Connection” tells the tale of a fight for justice amid the tricky thicket of politics.

DanceWatch Weekly: Helen Simoneau and “Closer”

This week Oregon Ballet Theatre closes out its 2017-2018 season with “Closer,” an intimate showing at BodyVox Dance Center of new works choreographed by OBT rehearsal director Lisa Kipp, OBT company dancers Katherine Monogue, Makino Hayashi, and Peter Franc, alongside Helen Simoneau’s

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