Dance

September DanceWatch: TBA-plus

PICA's Time-Based Art Fest highlights a month that also shows many dancers emerging from isolation.

Jordan Schnitzer speaks on OBT

In the wake of the ballet's reshuffle, the philanthropist talks about perceptions, funding, and the duties of boards.

OBT: More questions than answers

In the wake of the ballet company's abrupt split with artistic leader Kevin Irving, much remains unexplained.
push/FOLD in rehearsal

Samuel Hobbs’ push/FOLD dance company prepares for a Mexico City festival

push/FOLD gets back to performing with a rethinking of a recent dance, "Early," for a Mexico City festival.

OBT and Kevin Irving part ways

Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte also declares he's leaving the ballet company.

June DanceWatch: Back on stage

Oregon Ballet Theatre unveils two world premieres in its first concert since the pandemic. And there's lots more live performance to cheer on, too.

Young, fit, and ‘Fancy Free’

On an April evening in 1944, a young dancer from Portland made history in Jerome Robbins' first ballet.

May DanceWatch: Questions about the future

Oregon dance leaders talk about the long- and short-term future of dance. A little exasperation is involved.

Remembering Jacques d’Amboise

The great American ballet star, who has died at age 86, was also a great teacher and a great human being.

Subashini Ganesan: Creative Laureate Checks In

Stage & Studio: Dmae Roberts and Portland's arts advocate talk about Covid relief, EDI initiatives, what's next.

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 Year of Living Cautiously, Pt. 2

Dance on screen: It's not the same as watching a live performance, but when theaters are shut down, it's a balm.

DanceWatch: Pandemic downs and ups

How have dancers and choreographers negotiated the pandemic? Jamuna Chiarini tells her particular story.

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.
Momentum Workshops

For houseless women, a fresh Momentum

Dance workshops aid houseless women, children and nonbinary people at the Rose Haven shelter.

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.
Ross Gay, poet

Linfield University hits its streaming stride

Poetry, podcasts, theater, dance, and music are all available virtually from the McMinnville school.

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.

DanceWatch: Jan-bruary is the resilient month

We are still dancing, but mostly we are watching dance on screens. And we are getting better at it, too.