I came back to Portland at the best time, right before a BodyVox performance. They are a dance company that does everything from traditional ballet to modern dance to exploring movement by sliding across the floor in ways you never thought possible. Every time I see them, I am amazed by how they can move, so much of it seems contrary to the laws of physics. They are a perfect mix of grace, beauty, romance, energy, and fun. One moment I am awestruck and the next moment I am laughing. If you have the chance this weekend, go see them at the Newmark. If you can't, be sure to mark your calendar for their next show, according to the program, it's October 22-25, 2008.
For now, you can check them out on youtube.
They also frequently show short films by Mitchell Rose. If you need a pick me up, go look at his films too.