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BodyVox dances onto Walters stage again

COURTESY PHOTO - Ashley Roland, one of the artistic directors of BodyVox, will help bring the Portland dance company to the Walters Cultural Arts Center for the fourth time April 1.Portland’s BodyVox, an acclaimed progressive dance company, will return to the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro, on Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, this is the company’s fourth time collaborating with the Walters Center, allowing for accessible and affordable dance entertainment for the community.

The dance company, founded in 1997, has toured on stages around the world, developed eight award-winning films, 27 original shows and three operas, collectively featuring more than 200 original dances.

BodyVox’s E-Team (“e” for “educational”) uses dance to engage, energize and empower students of all ages at school assemblies, artist in residence programs, student previews and master classes, reaching 35,000 students annually in Oregon and southwest Washington. The assemblies are designed to entertain and educate students about science and dance through a carefully created interactive movement and performance experience.

Concert seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale now for $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, with a discounted $10 student/senior ticket. They can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or through the Walters box office at 503-615-3485. Beer, wine, coffee, snacks and concessions will be available in the lobby before the show and during intermission from Longbottom Coffee & Tea.