June 22, 2012
Just put one foot in front of the other and you’re dancing. But for these two buildings and this week’s travel photo, it took a few more precise steps for the architect to get them moving! Read more »
June 21, 2011
The traditions of India touch our lives in many different ways. Whether we take in the rich, warm smell of tikki masala curry when we walk past an Indian restaurant, relax after work with yoga, use virtually any spice in cooking, or enjoy a good Bollywood film every now and then, India is a place with a rich, magnificent culture, influence and history. We may even have India to thank for the discovery of the US, because without India, Columbus never would have set sail.
June 14, 2011
Whether you like to tango, swing dance, salsa, waltz or just let loose freestyle on the dance floor, there is a little something for everyone both in Portland and across the pond. Several dance festivals, performances and groups are hitting the stage this year, and should make it to your calendar. If you’re in the mood to be amazed, inspired, or even shake a tail feather yourself, check out what 2011 has in store for you. Read more »
July 20, 2010
This is not your typical music lesson. You won’t count out beats with “ta ta ti ti ta”, but you will translate phrases like “Don Do-Ro Do-Ro Don” and “Don Don Zu-Ku Don Don Zu-Ku” into a series of beats and movements.
Taiko’s origin is in debate, but most scholars agree that the style was developed between 1,600-2,000 years ago. Traditionally, taiko was performed during wars and Buddhist ceremonies, but today’s taiko has a modern twist, often including contemporary influences like jazz, rock and hip hop into their performances. This transition began after World War II in no small part to jazz drummer, Oguchi Daihachi. Read more »
November 11, 2009
Love traveling, but feel guilty about increasing your carbon footprint? Relax. It’s easy to relieve your emissions woes with a sustainable vacation in Amsterdam. In a city where bicycles outnumber people, it’s not difficult to find sustainability practiced in the Dutch transportation system, restaurants, outdoor spaces, and nightclubs. With the myriad eco-friendly activities available throughout Holland, you can set aside your impact concerns and enjoy a fashionably green vacation.