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Feria de Portland

Feria de Portland – Presented by Espacio Flamenco

Join us for the 5th annual Feria de Portland, a celebration of the NW’s flamenco community and the culture of Andalucía! Featuring flamenco performances by local and international artists, demonstrations, a flamenco resale shop, kids activities, interactive art projects, sevillanas and rumbas dancing for all, & more!

Sunday, April 26th 2020
2pm – 8pm

The Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St,
Portland, OR 97209

$15 Advance
$20 Door
All Ages! Kids 12 and under are Free

About Feria:
Feria de Portland is a one day event modeled after the week long fairs of southern Spain. Our Feria is an opportunity for the flamenco and Spanish communities of the Pacific Northwest to gather and celebrate art and culture in a fun diverse setting. This event brings the beautiful art form of Flamenco which is comprised of both live music and dance out of the typical theater setting and into a community event atmosphere.

BARDO/Delicate Fish

BARDO/Delicate Fish

Presented by Lyra Butler-Denman and Jess Evans

In the stall of winter, two solo pieces, BARDO, a dance theater piece by Lyra Butler-Denman, and Delicate Fish, a dance piece by Jess Evans, are presented alongside and in communication with one another.

BARDO – A conversation and a conjuring, BARDO embodies the transition states of dying, of grieving, of a relationship moving from the physical plane to existing, maybe (we hope), somewhere else. It reckons with the lack of guideposts, the emptiness and loneliness after a death, and with the active process of filling that space, of making a map where there is none. (BARDO is a little over an hour long and includes an original score by Ahmond)

Delicate Fish – An offering of dance to call in an ocean of tenderness. (Delicate Fish is 30 minutes long and includes an original score by D.L. Frazer)


Feb 27, 28, 29 and March 5, 6, 7, 2020

7:30 pm March 5, 2020

9:30 pm March 7, 2020


Shaking the Tree Theatre

823 SE Grant St. Portland, OR 97214

A Nutcracker Tea – Northwest Dance Theatre

In its 31st season in Portland, Northwest Dance Theatre (NWDT) presents seven dazzling performances of A Nutcracker Tea over two weekends in December. This abridged family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet features over 100 dancers with beautiful costumes and sets. Show runs 90 minutes with complementary tea and cookies after the show.

“Choreographed by June Taylor-Dixon as a perfect holiday tradition and first-time ballet experience, this shorter, kid-friendly version of the classic is a must-see.”
– Red Tricycle

12/14/2019 – 7 p.m.
12/15/2019 – 2 p.m.
12/20/2019 – 7 p.m.
12/21/2019 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
12/22/2019 – 2 p.m.

The Nutcracker – Oregon International Ballet Academy

Following last year’s rave reviews and sold-out show, the Oregon International Ballet Academy, expands to offer an additional performance of its seasonal favorite, The Nutcracker. Driven by a unique and brilliant concept, OIBA’s Nutcracker melds the charm and childhood joy of student dancers with stunning appearances from the school’s top performers and from surprise guest artists, local celebrities of the ballet world. The result is a high-quality, cohesive and exhilarating experience for audiences and participants alike.

Martha Ullman West of Oregon ArtsWatch wrote of last year’s performance: “Young stars shine at Oregon International Ballet Academy… (in) a fully produced Nutcracker, with charming sets and costumes… Clearly the party children – all 22 of them, not counting Clara and her friends, and naughty brother Fritz – were having a tremendously good time, from the smallest to the tallest, and that, too, made the party livelier than it often is.”

Especially impressive is that this production uses live music, provided by the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. This unique and strategic partnership has been ongoing for three years, serving to enrich the student experience at both organizations.

WHAT: The Nutcracker, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Xuan Cheng / Ye Li after Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov
WHO: Oregon International Ballet Academy
Xuan Cheng, Artistic Director; Ye Li, Executive Director
Metropolitan Youth Symphony (students from Symphony & Concert Orchestras)
Rául Gómez, Music Director
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 7:30pm & Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 2pm
(runtime: 150 minutes which includes one intermission)
WHERE: PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall


Caleb Teicher and Company


“Astounding expressiveness, natural charm, and unforced theatricality”
-2011 Bessie Awards

Caleb Teicher, 2011 Bessie Award Winner, is a truly original artist. Utilizing tap dance, jazz, Lindy Hop, and a mix of other dance styles born and bred in America, his works represents a unique style of theatricality, humor, and emotional expressions and aesthetic exploration. Whether moving to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, or swing dancing to Ella Fitzgerald’s famous recordings, Caleb Teicher and his remarkable company are among America’s most innovative dance artists. ​


THUR-SAT | Oct 17-19 | 8PM
Lincoln Hall, Portland State University

Collage of images showing dance film festival selections

Portland Dance Film Fest

The 3rd Annual Portland Dance Film Fest is excited to share 20 dance film shorts, four mini dance documentaries, and the Oregon Dance Film Commission during three nights of screening. Join us for the post celebration party following the last screening and then begin creating your own dance film at the full day workshop on Sunday!

PDFF Picks 1 > Oct 3rd at 7:00pm
PDFF Picks 2 > Oct 4th at 7:00pm
PDFF Picks 3 > Oct 5th at 7:00pm
At NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium

Closing Night Party > Oct 5th at 8:45pm
At Fields (Sunken) Ballroom / Portland Art Museum
Free event! Cash Bar & Food on us!

two dancers on a chinese pole performing outside

Pole Disclosure

A full length Circus Theatre Show using aerial acrobatics as a conduit for storytelling. The artists will unfold the story of two women and their journeys through healthy and unhealthy relationships. It is raw, honest, funny and tender hearted.

Created and performed by Amaya Alvarado by Kate Law and the show is accompanied by live, original cello music by Yoko Silk. Audiences will see beautiful and powerful performances using Chinese pole, Cyr wheel, trapeze, invented apparatus, dance and acrobatics.

Fri/Sat Oct. 4-5 at 7:30pm
Sun Oct. 6 at 5pm


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Intertwined – M.F. Motion

An M.F.Motion Collective production: We are excited to express our personal narratives of marginalization, privilege, and power through movement and projection design art. We hope our efforts help to increase awareness of the oppressive systems at play in all of our lives, activate personal action, and affirm the experiences of those whose voices are so often silenced.

Doors 730pm, Show 8pm

ASL Interpretation both nights!

Echo Theater is ADA accessible. Please email if you have particular needs we can accommodate.

Children are welcome but caregivers should be ready to talk with their children about the content. Email with questions.

There is projection and dissonant music for moments in the show that could feel overwhelming to some audience members.


ELXR Dance Company presents a theatrical performances of jazz, contemporary and hip-hop.


Tempos combines acrobatics, dance, and live music to create original performances.


Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella with both slapstick humor and lush romanticism.

The Gift

PDX Dance Collective presents a contemporary dance performance that explores the contrasts between conformity and individuality.


Echo Theater Company and Tempos come together for a double bill of circus/dance/theatre as part of the Fertile Ground Festival.


Imago Theatre’s acclaimed physical theatre show returns to Portland to delight kids and adults alike.

Lucy Guerin Inc

Acclaimed Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin has created a fascinating new work for two female dancers

Everything`s Copasetic: The Skylark Tappers in Concert

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The Skylark Tappers present a mix of classic and contemporary tap pieces with live music! These are the feet of Briana Whitehead and Becky Goldcrump rehearsing “August Alibi”, an original composition by the Skylark Tappers musical director Jack Buddeke.

Everything`s Copasetic: The Skylark Tappers in Concert

October 20-21, 2018

Headwaters Theater

Portland, Oregon

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