Bits & Pieces
Eowyn Emerald, a Portland entrepreneur and dancer, plans to move and take her company with her.
Emerald will be moving to Scotland, but not before putting on one more performance July 6.
There'll be new work and a few old favorites, with the program featuring a new interpretation of Debussy and an expanded suite of five dances set to Duke Ellington's adaptations of Tchaikovsky and Grieg. An early work, "Hidden," will be remounted for the programs.
Eowyn Emerald & Dancers has received high praise in visits to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
After the July 6 performance, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., Eowyn Emerald & Dancers will relocate to Aberdeen, Scotland. The company hopes to build on its European success, potentially leading to more opportunities abroad.
Tickets ($10-$25) for the July 6 show are available at www.eowynemerald.com.
Looking to get more kids involved, The Portland Ballet will offer free pre-ballet classes for ages 6-9.
There'll be classes for four weeks at TPB's studio, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway. They are meant to introduce kids to fundamentals of ballet and help them decide whether they like the dance form.
The class options: 4:30 p.m. Mondays, July 10-31; 10 a.m. Saturdays, July 15-Aug. 5; 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 9-30; 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 6-27.
For more: www.theportlandballet.org.
White Bird schedule
White Bird Dance has announced the schedule for its 2017-18 season, its 20th.
Among the highlights: Alvin Ailey American Dance returns after a seven-year absence, and Mark Morris' 50th anniversary tribute, "Pepperland," to The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
The lineup: White Bird Dance Series — Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Oct. 5-7; Paul Taylor Dance Company, Oct. 12-14; Mark Morris Dance Group, Feb. 21, 2018; Jessica Lang Dance, March 8-10; Stephen Petronio Company, April 5-7; Ballet Hispanico, May 16. White Bird Uncaged — Dancenorth Australia/Lucy Luerin Inc., Oct. 26-28; L-E-V, Nov. 16-18; Rennie Harris Premovement, Jan. 25-27, 2018; Urban Bush Women, March 1-3. White Bird Exclusive Events — Compania Jesus Carmona, March 14; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, April 24-25.
For more: www.whitebird.org.
The 48 Hour Film Project returns to Portland this weekend, with filmmaking teams taking over the city to film movies in 48 hours. They'll write, shoot and edit their short films, and the films will be unveiled at premiere screenings.
The kickoff event is 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at The Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St. Films must be dropped off at the Jupiter by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18. Premiere screenings will be held Wednesday, June 21, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
For more: www.48hourfilm.com.
Portland native Aaron Ross has been putting on a "Tonight Show"-style late-night talk show at Dante's for years, featuring local guests and musicians and "our favorite weirdos." Now he hits another milestone.
The actor/comedian celebrates No. 700 of the "Who's the Ross?" show, 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Dante's, 350 W. Burnside. It's held every Tuesday at Dante's.
For more: www.whostheross.com.