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The Portland Ballet fall enrollment 2022

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A life in the dance theater

Former Oregon Ballet Theatre star Gavin Larsen’s “Being a Ballerina”: a memoir to sweep you off your feet.

The sound of dance across borders

Joe Kye’s new single “The Way Out” brings dance, Zoom, and social justice together to address the border crisis.

DanceWatch: March hare edition

Though we long for the Olden Times, when dancers occupied the same rooms we did, we’re still counting our blessings: 1) Spring awaits; 2) Dance online.

The Year of Living Cautiously

Dance critic Martha Ullman West looks back on a year of isolation and remembers moments of beauty that broke the spell.

still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together - Three figures in the middle of a road

‘One drop of water in the deep blue sea’

Jennifer Rabin was moved to tears by Sophia Wright Emigh and Jaleesa Johnston’s project “Bodies Apart, Moving Together.” A conversation about the pandemic, art, and finding connection.

Dance news: Creativity is flowing

Dance is cooking: solo concerts from NW Dance Project, Franco Nieto’s new studio, comic dance film from BodyVox.