PDX Contemporary Ballet

2017-2018 Season


(v) Actively working together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.


(v) To come together and unite in a common interest or focus.

November 3rd-5th | N.E.W. Expressive Works

PDX Contemporary Ballet opens its second season by bringing the written word to life through movement. Featuring readings from local authors, Converge gives writers and dancers a shared platform for visual enactments that are sometimes literal and sometimes imaginative.

Friday, Nov 3rd 2017 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov 4th 2017 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, Nov 5th 2017 at 2:30 pm


(v) To adapt or bring to form.

February 23rd-25th | N.E.W. Expressive Works

From form to body, Configure brings breath and animation to a sculpted series. Performed in the round as if viewing the pieces from all angles, this full length work tells the story of what it means to sculpt. Embodying the creative process, dancers mold and transform starting from raw materials to finished works of art. 

The company is grateful to Michele Collier for making this performance possible. Some of the sculptures that inspired Configure will be on exhibit in the lobby during the performances.

Friday, Feb 23rd 2018 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb 24th 2018 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, Feb 25th 2018 at 2:30 pm


(v) To write or create a work of art.

May 11th-13th | N.E.W. Expressive Works

In a grand payoff for both the audience and performers, PDX Contemporary Ballet and Northwest Piano Trio take the stage for a performance two years in the making. Compose will feature brand new choreography set to the world premiere of composer Clarice Assad's music, and the continuation of the groups' first collaboration: "Swing Shift" by Portland composer Kenji Bunch. Come witness the marriage of live music and dance for an evening of inspirational originality! 

Friday, May 11 2018 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 12 2018 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 12 2018 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 13 2018 at 2:30 pm

Thank you to our Generous "Compose" Sponsors:
Sue horn-caskey & Rick Caskey
Ronni Lacroute
Karen & Cliff Deveney
Ann & Peter Van Bever
John Schumann
Suzanne Rague
THe fowler family

All performances at:

N.E.W. Expressive Works
810 SE Belmont
Portland, OR

doors to the theater are located on the south side of WYSE Investments.