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A Portland pandemic dance survey

Local dance companies and choreographers are adapting to the new normal with determination and creativity, though everyone’s anxious about the future.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Ronni Lacroute says arts organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown are those locked into a venue, like a symphony hall or a theater that doesn’t allow flexible spacing. Smaller, project-based companies are better able to look at alternatives. Photo by: Carolyn Wells-Kramer

‘A world of uncertainty’

Voices from the front: Philanthropist Ronni Lacroute says COVID-19 is forcing arts groups to think in new ways.

The Show Must Go On(line)!

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

White Bird on the brink

The rest of its season canceled by the health crisis, the venerable dance presenter faces acute money woes.

Striking a reckoning with death

Jess Evans and Lyra Butler-Denman’s “Delicate Fish/BARDO” takes a tender look at grief, pain, and death.

Falling for flamenco

Laura Onizuka will teach the Spanish dance and art form at an upcoming Lincoln City retreat.

A tree grows in Eugene

Eugene Ballet creates the new dance “The Large Rock and The Little Yew” and revives “Alice in Wonderland.”

Dance preview: Everything and nothing

It’s Sunday night and I’m at New Expressive Works, watching a few minutes of tech rehearsal for the upcoming Listening to Silence, a dance performance co-created by NEW founder and executive director Subashini Ganesan and Yashaswini Raghuram, the assistant director of Odissi

Photo First: Hope and joy

A showcase of student dancers highlights the talent and promise of a new generation.