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Category Archives: dance

contemporary dance reviews and announcements primarily for Portland Oregon

Walking the Walk: Linda K. Johnson at Dance: before, after, during

Linda K. Johnson walks to know. Walking connects the body and the mind and is at the core of her creative process.

Not Quiet on the Western FRONT

Tonight is a pre-launch party for FRONT, a new Portland journal for contemporary dance driven by dancemakers themselves: Tahni Holt, Danielle Ross, Alyssa Reed-Stuewe, Noelle Stiles and Robert Tyree. Join them for a happy hour from 6-8 PM followed by two hours of dance karaoke at PLACE GALLERY, Pioneer Place (700 SW 5th, 3rd floor, […]

Oslund+Co/Dance: Childhood Star

Oslund+Co is a dance company with core dancers who have worked together for years.  It was a treat to see so many of my favorite Portland performers on stage together.  Each performer adds unique qualities, and the collective talent expressed throughout the work is impressive.  There are a variety of bodies types, and the choreography seems to highlight each body’s strengths.  Long limbs make glorious lines while others transfer momentum with deft precision.

Big n Little

In support of her exhibit For Begüm which closes that night, multi-disciplinary artist Rikki Rothenberg invited fellow dancer Kathleen Keogh and local writer Jae Choi to share an evening of performance as part of Nationale’s (811 E Burnside) membership program, Sunday December 5th at 7 PM. $3 donation, free for members.

Rothenberg and Keogh will present Big n Little. Some choreography for this piece is respectfully interpreted from Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On, as it was seen performed by Andrieux in his solo portrait Cédric Andrieux, also by Bel.

Choi, along with guest readers Jaclyn Delorey, Liz Harris, Rikki Rothenberg, Steve Schroeder, and Joel Statz, will read nine of her poems.

Review: A cracked smile and a silent shout. tEEth’s Home Made.

Before I’ve even settled into my folding chair on the beautiful wood floor of tEEth’s one-year-old dance studio, The mOuth, I’ve already indulged a creeping smirk that the title of the piece I’m about to see, Home Made, alludes to a category on A high-definition video projection is situated gloriously within the cozy venue. Two nude dancers direct the captivating live-video feed, their movement beneath a vast floor-hugging fabric simultaneously playing second fiddle and first cause to their screen presence. A singular elegance sounds from two live, on-stage vocalists while a delicate score of finely crafted electronic, string, and percussive instruments enchants our acoustic space. What a great entry into the intriguing collection of gems that make up tEEth’s newest dance piece