Ten Tiny Dances - featuring the Allegro Dance Company!
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Ten Tiny Dances - featuring the Allegro Dance Company!

FREE and open to the public!

10 am - 1 pm

Presented on 5 tiny stages placed in and around The Round in downtown Beaverton.

BEAVERTON TEN TINY DANCES® presents the work of exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers on a 4’ x 4’ stage in non-conventional sites. This event engages, surprises, delights, and perhaps challenges the community around art in public spaces, and highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of Beaverton.

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audienceÂ…all on a 4 by 4 foot stage.

What is the TTD form? Ten Tiny Dances is dance/theater performance in confined space, which challenges artists to invent ways of collapsing known and recognizable vocabulary as well as to invent new vocabulary that responds to the possibilities of 16 sq. ft. It interrupts the usual expectations for dance vocabulary, performance, and viewing, and affects the way people move and are perceived in space. 

As well as the delight that comes from innovation, the event also offers an experience of tension for the audience as they ponder and witness how each performer meets and deals with the challenge of the space. Produced in restaurants/bars as well as theaters and larger venues, this tension is matched with a sense of intimacy offering an experience shared by dancers and audience alike. 

www.tentinydances.org

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Bellydance Intersections
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Bellydance Intersections

  • Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring international oriental dance artist Gyongyi Stuber of Hungary with incredible regional talent, Bellydance Intersections presents new possibilities and expressions in dance of the highest caliber through a seamless tapestry of belly dance, contemporary, folkloric, and ballet in an intimate and immersive environment. Bellydance Intersections welcomes Gyongyi for her first US appearance and takes a holistic perspective on dance and movement an intersection of shapes such as waves, circles, spirals, vibrations, and punctuated movements; and an intersection of artists that rarely appear together, due to geography or style.

With a lean and elegant production, Bellydance Intersections ignites all senses and imagination.

Performers include: Gyongyi Stuber of Hungary, The Allegro Dance Company, Brittany Mattox & Coalescence Dance Company, Akahsia, Ava, and Suzanna with special guest. There will also be a brief onstage Q&A with audience and artists at the end of the show.

Workshops in the days before and after the show are also offered by Gyongyi and The Allegro Dance Company, with topics such as Embody Your Style the Way Only You Can, Integrate Hair, Neck, and Head Technique Like a Pro, and Layering: The Key to Creating Something New.

Learn more at www.planetsuzanna.com/bellydanceintersections.

Co-producers Ava and Suzanna have been studying dance for the majority of their lives in many different forms. They began working together as members of Forge Dance Theatre. Both are international travelers and frequently performing professional bellydancers, well versed in choreography, performing, and producing. Visit their respective websites to learn more at www.avaraqs.com and www.planetsuzanna.com.

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Allegro Spring Fundraiser
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Allegro Spring Fundraiser

Help support Portland's favorite experimental fusion troupe, the Allegro Dance Company!

TICKETS!

This show is all-ages friendly, and features special guest performances, Allegro company member solos and duets, and a brand new Allegro PDX group piece choreographed by Rachel Smith! Come join the fun, and help us pay for our studio time for the year!

FUNDRAISER to support our ongoing troupe fees, and to support our upcoming shows and film projects!

The Fundraiser evening will feature a special sneak peek at TWO brand new works-in-progress from the upcoming full-length show, as well as solo & side project performances by members of the Allegro Project dance company.

All ages welcome, child tickets available (lap children free.) All donations gladly accepted.


Featuring:

Special guest performance by the students of Ashley López and Emilie Lauren, and a fabulous duet by Allegro member Liz Stortstrom and guest Anne Holman!

A brand new group piece by the Allegro Dance Company, and duets and solos by Ashley Lopez, Heather Powers, Morgan Fay, Talia, Laura Blake, Rachel Smith, Bevin Victoria, Liz Stortstrom, Elise, Emilie Lauren, and Carla Coelho.

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$20 GA

$10 CHILD SEAT (11 years old or younger. Lap children free.)

DONATIONS are also welcome! If you’d like to make a donation to support us, please send to:

Paypal: Allegrodancepdx@gmail.com

Purchase tickets here!:
https://allegropdxfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com


Doors at 7pm. Show at 7:30pm.

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Become a sponsor! Support the arts!


Here are a few of the annual ongoing production costs that we're working to cover, for our full show in May as well as a few other projects!


$2496 regular rehearsals and choreo development (4 hours per week x 52 weeks, not including extra for performance prep)

$100-250 per performer, per piece- costuming (9 performers total)

$200- print marketing

$120- website (6 months)

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Jack London Burly-Q Revue
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Jack London Burly-Q Revue

At the Jack London Theater. 529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

$15.00 pre-sale/ $20.00 at the door 21+
Tickets Here: jacklondonrevue.com

Follow the hardwood path through the Rialto Poolroom downstairs to the Jack London Revue and join Critical Hit Burlesque every Saturday for a classic night of cocktails and cabaret with a rotating cast of phenomenal local and touring performers.

Contact Critical Hit Burlesque for reserved seating or large party rates: 971-209-2748

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Flirtility Rites
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Flirtility Rites

At Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Saturday March 6, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Advance tickets: GA $15, VIP $22

Tickets here!: Flirtility Rites on Brown Paper Tickets

Warrior. Lover. Vamp. Nurturer.

Archetypes are universal truths. But what is universal these days? Twelve Archetypes you know intimately (yet not at all) will reveal before your eyes their light and possibly their shadows. Experience the softness of the Warrior and the inner steel of the Nurturer. Feel the connections, and contradictions. And, as you enjoy the spectacle, the astonishment and the laughter, you may notice part of your psyche whispering,'...yes...'

Flirtility Rites: A Cabaret of Archetypes, brings bellydance, circus arts and burlesque under the big top of Echo Theater. Performed by Women and Femmes, this not-to-be-missed show is provocative, smart, funny, and sensual.

Cast:
Bevin Victoria Solmon, Laura Blake. Eva D'Luscious, London Mahina, Christina Riccetti, Mystique Dances, Ashley Throw, Razzberry Stashia, Cammi Darshan Vance, Malia Christina Mihailoff, SassHole PDX, Allegro PDX, BeeBee Sanchez

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Allegro Opens for Beats Antique
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Allegro Opens for Beats Antique

At the Crystal Ballroom. 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Catch the Allegro Dance Company doing a short set before the Beats show!

Tickets here!

Abstract Earth Project Presents:

Beats Antique
w/ special guest Axel Thesleff

Crystal Ballroom
Saturday, February 16th 2019
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 8:00pm
All Ages

Tickets on-sale NOW!

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Watch Beats Antique: http://bit.ly/WatchBeatsAntique
Listen here: http://bit.ly/Spotify-BeatsAntique
https://www.beatsantique.com/

You can’t know Beats Antique until you’ve been a part of it’s journey, and experienced the act as an entity with a life of its own. A stage show that demands more music; music that needs costumes, ships and masks and shadow dances; an audience that comes for art, and takes away stories to spark their imagination.

When Beats Antique first drew breath, there was no pressure to become anything. The first album was just Zoe, David, and Tommy’s one-off experimental project for entertainment executive Miles Copeland, when Zoe performed with his Bellydance Superstars. From that creative freedom, a family formed, and in a good family each member wears many hats. Tommy steering percussion, piano, and music production. Zoe creating music, choosing themes and commanding a circus of travelling set designs, building costumes, and, of course, dancing like nothing you’ve ever seen. David as the multi-instrumentalist, captain of banjo, songwriting, and production. These diverse skills are the muscle of the monster, how the creature moves through them, making itself real.

Some music evolved organically from the decades of experience each collaborator brings to the project. Other pieces were written for the show. In deeply vulnerable interplay, every song is woven into a tapestry of danced and drummed story. Commitment to the full performance art form is how Beats Antique fuses musical worlds, pulling on global sounds for experiments on the fringes of cinematic cabaret, informed by electronic mash-ups and inspirations who have joined them on the journey such as Les Claypool, Bassnectar, Alam Khan, The Glitch Mob, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

As each album and stage show has built upon the last. As Zoe translates music with her body on stage at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, the wind whipping her hair around the earthenware jar on her head. As artist friends help paint set pieces, or don masks for the finale. As they look back on the snaking road that brought each of them here, from the melting pot of the San Francisco Bay, lifted by the zeitgeist of the bass and bellydance underground, to Thievery Corporation and their management one fateful night at Burning Man, through a performance in Egypt on the day some said the world would end, past their hometown show at The Fox on the night Occupy Oakland was evicted and merged with their fans to light bonfires in the street and leap over the flames, Beats Antique wants to say what was said to them backstage after that show: “Come outside, you have to see this!”

Beats Antique is lifted in each step by loyal fans who are included in their definition of chosen family. Whether they’ve been music producers or appreciators, acrobats, illustrators, or students of Zoe’s, the multigenerational, welcoming faces in the crowd are the fire that keeps Beats Antique warm, and ready to explore new depths for the sake of these many muses. They aim for a show anyone can enjoy, a circus that feeds the spirit.

In this place, where they can teach and create and converse with their creation like it’s a dragon come to life full of riddles and blustery demands, Beats Antique is weaving a unique story.

The moons of 2019 will rise on The Grand Bizarre, Beats Antique’s next musical and theatrical endeavor. It’s time to explore what is strange through the large culture collider that is their stage. The world is moving at a frantic pace, and to keep up, there’s nowhere to go but deep inside The Grand Bizarre. Open the door of perception and discover an expansive, rusty, nuclear truth — the only way out is into the strange. The only thing weirder than this world, is what’s happening in your head. What’s the difference, you might wonder? As soon as you join this freakshow, such confusion won’t matter. Find an event near you at BeatsAntique.com.

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Watch Axel Thesleff: http://bit.ly/AxelThesleff-BadKarmaVideo
Listen here: http://bit.ly/Spotify-AxelThesleff
https://www.axelthesleff.com/

Axel Thesleff is an electronic musician and producer
based in Helsinki, Finland. His style is very diverse, ranging from bass-heavy bangers to more relaxed and deep tracks, never forgetting about the emotion and story behind each piece of music. His tunes will make subwoofers purr, but also deliver an emotional impact which resonates with your soul.

Axel’s popularity has been paced up by his 2014
release, Bad Karma. Which has been streamed more
than 300 million times on Youtube and millions
more on Spotify and Soundcloud. Also, his other releases have been noticed by BBC Asian Network, Kiss Fm Romania, Ylex Finland and lots of other radio channels around the world. Several club gigs, festival performances, and interesting collaborations are just a beginning of this skilled, but humble musicians career.

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Get Your Geek On: The Return!
Jan
25
8:30 PM20:30

Get Your Geek On: The Return!

At Crush Bar 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, Oregon 97214

21+ Event

We're baaaaack! That's right nerds, Get Your Geek On: A Nerdy Variety Show is making a grand return on January 25th, 2019 .We are thrilled to be continuing our quarterly appearance at Crush Bar, voted Portland's Best LBGT bar for the 4th year in a row!

Not sure if you're a geek or if you can count yourself as nerdy? Fear not! Our glorious Nerd Kingdom is vast. If there's a following for it chances are one of our talented cast members has created an act for it at one show or another.

We are a variety show which has included bellydance, burlesque,drag, circus, LED/flow arts, singing and comedic acts. We've seen our fair share of characters the Marvel and DC Universes, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. There have been tributes to The Oregon Trail game, TV shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Riverdale, The Magic School Bus; we've also been hit with some cult classic tributes like Blade Runner, The Neverending Story, and some gothy delights like Queen of the Damned, Beetlejuice, and The Exorcist.

Rest easy knowing that when you come here, you're part of our big loveable nerdy family.

Cast:
Dominoe DeSoto
Marla Darling
Sue E. Psydoll
Zepheur
Eva D'Luscious
Lola Coquette
Kit Katastraphic
The Allegro Dance Company
Prince Peanut Butter
Wolfgang X
Caramel Knowledge
Hezzy Tayte

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Cabaret Variété
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Cabaret Variété

At the Vault Theatre / 350 E Main St, Hillsboro OR

Singing! Dancing! Burlesque! Ballet! Contortion!

This brand new partnership between Bag & Baggage Productions and Narcissa Productions brings to the Vault a rotating cast of the most exciting and soul-stirring dance, burlesque, and performance acts around. Often scintillating, always surprising.

Premiere event featuring:
Portland's glamazon burlesque power duo Isaiah Esquire and Johnny Nuriel.

The Allegro Dance Company, an experimental fusion dance collective

International star Ashley López

Carla Michelle of PDX Contemporary Ballet

Local triple-threat powerhouse Bevin Victoria of Sepiatonic.

AND MORE!

Hosted by professional mermaid Yl'luria Watersong, The Crystalline Siren.

21+ Event

More Info & Tickets!

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Swashbuckler's Ball
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Swashbuckler's Ball

Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Hold fast and make ready, the Swashbuckler's Ball returns for a glorious 9th year! Join us for a grand night out for pirates, buccaneers and nautical miscreants of all stripes! Join the Allegro Dance Company at the Bergamot Burlesque Show!

21+ Event

More info & tickets!

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The Hunting of the Snark
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunting of the Snark

At Imago Theatre / 17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
Lewis Carroll (author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") once wrote what he referred to as an 'agony in eight fits' entitled, "The Hunting of the Snark".
Entirely in verse, this story recounts the tale of 10 sailors as they set out on a journey to capture the elusive snark.
How does one capture such a thing?
Well...
"You may seek it with thimbles--and seek it with care;
You may hunt it with forks and hope;
You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soap..."
Join the Bellman, the Boots, the maker of Bonnets and Hoods, the Barrister, the Broker, the Billiard Marker, the Banker, the Baker, the Butcher, and, of course, the Beaver, on their nonsensical journey! There will be masks! There will be dance! There will be drama!

The Cast:
Katelyn Blockinger
Corinne Gaucher
Emma Holland
Kaician Kitko
Stephanie Tormey
Featuring the voice of Noelle Eaton

On the evening of October 27th, we will be joined by the amazing experimental fusion dance prowess of Allegro PDX!
For our matinee show, we will be offering a discounted performance of our show to allow for families with younger, less... attentive children to attend. And yes, our show is entirely appropriate for children! Imagine that!
Tickets are $15.00 for the evening performances and $10.00 for the matinee (what a deal!).
All ticket sales go toward paying our performers!
That said, if you are a little down on your luck right now, but really want to see the show, feel free to message Wind-Up Theatre, and we'll see what we can do for you. Because art is meant to be experienced.

More info! Tickets at the door!

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