‘Just like heaven’

TheXplodingboys’ bassist, Michelle Pecchia finds her groove during her band’s performance at Old Nick’s Pub. The band performed The Cure’s 1985 album “The Head on the Door” in its entirety, as well as...

Asian celebration prepares for thousands

A dancer in a Buddha costume poses with lion dancers at a rehearsal on Feb. 3. According to most versions of the legend, the Lion Dance Tradition began after villagers dressed like lions...

Shake, shimmy and swing

Track Town Swing volunteers, teachers, and dance-attendees get together for a group photo near the end of Saturday night’s social dance. The social dances are a monthly event that are open to the...

Taking a chance on dance

At age 12, Jose Cruz started dancing. Cruz was born and raised in El Salvador, and after moving to the U.S., he turned dance into his profession. This year...

Crossroads of cultures

An attendee makes a donation to the Chinese American Benevolent Association during the Lion Dance at the 33rd Annual Asian Celebration. “It goes to a good cause,” he said. The 33rd Annual Oregon Asian...

Life of a dancer: documentary prompts discussion on diversity in dance

The Blue Door Theatre is usually a host to plays and live performances put on by Lane’s Arts Department. That pattern was shaken up on Friday, Jan. 8, when a projecton screen was pulled...

Performing arts and multimedia join forces in Ragozzino Hall

“Two Definitions of a Moment,” choreographed by Sarah M. Nemecek Lane Performing Arts recently put on the newest performance event, Dance Collaborations 2016, from Feb. 25 to 27 in Ragozzino Hall. The performance hall...

Joy of dance

Bonnie Simoa, lead dance faculty instructor, performs a traditional Balinese dance — the Legong Kutir — in front of Lane Child Care children and onlookers on the second floor of the Center Building on...

Concert raises funds for dance foundation; Nine Oregon troupes perform on Ragozzino stage

Dance Northwest celebrated National Dance Week at Lane last Saturday, May 3 by gathering regional dance groups to perform at their 9th annual Down 4 It event in the Ragozzino Performance Hall. The event raised...