Category Performance

VIDEO: bandaloop

Portland, CAN WE PLEASE DO THIS: A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP’s work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical […]

PERFORMANCE: a canary torsi

a canary torsi creates site-adaptable, installation-based performance projects – and in April they will bring their latest work The People to Come to SPACE Gallery. I met with choreographer Yanira Castro this summer – and this project sounds seriously dope. Basically the dance will be composed from people’s images, videos, or text  in response to […]

PERFORMANCE: bright star world dance

Bright Star World Dance – located at 496 Congress Street in Portland – celebrates its two-year anniversary with a dance extravaganza this Saturday. 20 acts, 20 different dance styles, including: belly dance, step, West African, Rwandan, Latin, and more.  The amazing Bianca Abdalla will be performing – and let me just say that’s reason enough […]

VIDEO: rite of spring

Stravinsky, Nijinsky, Diaghilev … 2013 is the centennial of the seminal work Le Sacre du printemps and Portland Ovations is doing a bang up celebration series – presenting the Joffrey Ballet‘s faithful restaging of the piece among other adaptations – but out of all the versions and arrangements out there, this is currently my favorite.

PERFORMANCE: murmurations

Following their spectacular premiere last Friday, Murmurations – Portland’s own theatrical ladies choir – performs tomorrow night at Mayo Street Arts. Check out their sweet choreography (and voices) at 7pm. Tickets and more info here.

PERFORMANCE: [compression]

Thanks to SPACE Gallery for hosting THAW: First Friday Performances – the event went smashingly with two rounds of performances from Lorem Ipsum, Murmurations, Alex Nathanson + Dylan Neely, Rachel Boggia, and my crew: Mariah Bergeron, Meaghan LaSala, and Brian Simpson. And thanks to Nat May for this dope gif featuring part of [compression].

THAW: movement at SPACE Gallery

THAW is a collaborative event between Tess Van Horn of Lorem Ipsum, Kelly Nesbitt and Elizabeth Armentino-Burd, and me. Check out Megan Grumbling’s preview in the Portland Phoenix. Check out how confused we made Ray Routhier in the Portland Press Herald.