Dance

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.

Shaun Keylock in his North Portland studio

Shaun Keylock Company: Dancing the past into the future

A dance troupe navigates Covid-19 shutdowns in a new studio and looks to Portland’s modern dance elders for direction.

The year in dance: 2020, go away!

A look back at a year of closures, crises, streamings and reimaginings, and ahead to a more cheerful 2021.

Mary Oslund: A Personal Tribute

Martha Ullman West remembers Oslund, the Oregon dance legend, who has died at 72.

DanceWatch: Virtual Nutcrackers and Happy Hours

December dance bustles with a stocking full of Nutcrackers, Christmas Carols, and the odd Happy Hour.

Dance news: Creativity is flowing

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

DanceWatch Monthly: Focus on Linda Austin and Bobby Fouther

The veteran artists are exemplars of independent dance artists making successful careers in Portland.

The Portland Dance Film Fest and the inevitable future of dance on film

The pandemic has accelerated the movement of dance toward film, where more people can see it.