Behind the Scenes with Christopher Stowell

If you have already attended Body Beautiful, you had the opportunity to watch a brief pre-show video with some behind the scenes glimpses of what it takes to perform the 4 extremely diverse works on the program. We thought you might enjoy an encore look at the video, the first of 5 videos we will… Read More

Univision Interviews Candace Bouchard

We were delighted to have Portland’s Univision, the spanish language channel for the metro area, in to the studios recently to interview soloist Candace Bouchard about Body Beautiful. Check it out: Body Beautiful performs October 13 – 20 at the Keller Auditorium. Tickets start at $23, with Pay Your Age rates available. More about Body… Read More

A Dancer's Final Pre-Show Weekend

Xuan Cheng and Lucas Threefoot pas de chat in rehearsal for Ekho, one of 4 works on the Body Beautiful program that opens Saturday. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert. Shows are coming up, and fast. It’s hard for me to believe that we have been rehearsing for five weeks already, but considering how last week… Read More

The Myths and Muses of Body Beautiful

This Jean Raoux painting from the 1700s depicts Orpheus and Eurydice leaving the underworld. In the back left you can see Hades (god of the underworld) and his wife Persephone, who have been charmed into granting Orpheus’ plea by the beauty of his music. A hero. A muse. A god. A nymph. A beautiful youth.… Read More

Diving into the Details of Second Detail: A Dancer's Perspective

This picture is of Lucas Threefoot and Xuan Cheng rehearsing for the Body Beautiful program. Photo is by Blaine Truitt Covert. The Second Detail is the kind of ballet that dancers love to dance. It’s a challenging, body-twisting, mind-bending, powerful ballet that requires constant attention to what is going on around us; I can’t think of… Read More