Six Degrees of Cole Porter

By Claire Willett Cole Porter “Six Degrees of Separation” is a statistical theory model which suggests that every human being on earth is connected to every other human being on earth through no more than six other people. That is beyond the scope of this undertaking, so we’re going to stick with its far-less-weighty spinoff,… Read More

“It’s Really a Street Brawl”

 Former OBT dancer Matthew Boyes shares his memories of Speak, Trey McIntyre’s ballet set to a spoken-word piece by Tracie Morris and the hip-hop music of The Bloodhound Gang. Vanessa Thiessen and Matthew Boyes in the world premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Speak. Oregon Ballet Theatre, 1998. Photo by David Straub. By Claire Willett How was… Read More