Dance Festival Theatre

In a Nutshell: 16 Fertile Ground Festival Acts in Audio

Pieter Breugel’s Hunters in the Snow (1565), on which the performance, Sisters in the Snow, is based. All text written by Kathleen Dolan. Listen to the artists talk about their work at Fertile Ground 2017. The Fertile Ground Festival is back for its 7th year, presenting new works that run the theatre gamut: circus arts, staged […]

Festival Music Photography

Sixth Annual Quiet Music Festival, A Photo Journal

Only one music festival turns off the loudness button for a weekend. Stephanie Leet and I split coverage of the QMF, she attended on Friday and I went on Saturday. It was Steph’s first time and reading through her notes on the evening, it was an imaginative experience for me — she was in The Jungle Book […]

Festival Film

The Instruction of Evil

Hannah Arendt and the cold behavior of ideology. Today opens the Portland Jewish Film Festival, presented by Northwest Film Center. Over the next two weeks, 15 films will screen from directors across the globe, strung together in the telling of Jewish history and culture. I first watched Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, which screens on […]

Festival Interdisciplinary Music Photography

Improvisation Summit of Portland Photo Journal

New worlds of improvised form were showcased at Creative Music Guild’s fifth annual ISP. In the spirit of this festival, the following was developed in an improvisational manner. As the event progressed, I posted photos and thoughts that were gradually edited, revised, and distilled — when I was able to rouse myself back up. Two nights and one full […]

Festival Report

The People of Vanport and the City Lost

No Longer a Lost History: The City of Vanport is Revived in the Inaugural Vanport Mosaic Festival. Sixty-eight years ago yesterday on May 30th, 1948, the Columbia River spilled over a dike and flooded the City of Vanport, which rested where Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway is today. The town was built between Vancouver, […]