Dance

PCS + White Bird Dance

Oct 05, 2014 Comments Off on PCS + White Bird Dance by

 A special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning “Dreamgirls” at Portland Center Stage. We’ll talk with two actreeses Antoinette Comer from Dreamgirls and Laura Faye Smith who just opened The Typographer’s Dream. We hear more about two very different shows and hear about two actresses working in […]

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Sans Merci & Murder on The Ganges

Sep 01, 2014 Comments Off on Sans Merci & Murder on The Ganges by

In business, the word “diversify” means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland’s performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies–one in theatre and the other in dance–are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their […]

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New Beginnings With Unit Souzou

Aug 23, 2014 Comments Off on New Beginnings With Unit Souzou by

Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it’s how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, had an artistic staff position for six years. Suddenly this summer, the PT board decided to restructure […]

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Fertile Ground 2014

Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off on Fertile Ground 2014

Fertile Ground City‐Wide Festival of New Work is back. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founder Bruce Livingston and Passin’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of American King Umps. Now in it’s sixth year, Portland plays host to hundreds of playwrights, actors, dancers and designers and […]

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Corrido Calavera + Making Waves

Oct 05, 2013 Comments Off on Corrido Calavera + Making Waves

From Day of the Dead to taiko, two of the top professional multicultural performance groups in Portland offer new artistic celebrations. First up, Dmae talks with artistic director Olga Sanchez and director Lakin Valdez from Milagro Theatre’s Dia de los muertos show, Corrido Calavera. And later we hear from Michelle Fujii of Portland Taiko about Making Waves 2013 […]

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White Bird Dance + NWCTS

Sep 15, 2013 Comments Off on White Bird Dance + NWCTS

New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of  NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel. (Encores 11am Sat (9/21) on KZME 107.1FM) Now in it’s 16th […]

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Insatiable + Black Grace

Mar 09, 2013 Comments Off on Insatiable + Black Grace

Portland Taiko’s Insatiable is a new compositions exploring as they say “the possibilities of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance.”

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Triangle Productions + White Bird Dance

Feb 09, 2013 Comments Off on Triangle Productions + White Bird Dance

A spotlight on two different productions:  Dmae Roberts talks with Ritah Parrish and Wendy Westerwelle in  Triangle Productios 25 Questions For A Jewish Mother and later in the show, White Bird’s Walter Jaffe tells us about New Zealand dance troupe Black Grace, presented by White Bird Dance in their Portland premiere. (Aired Tues Feb. 12th at 11am on […]

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