Smoke Soup: In 2010, BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland were introduced to the music of Joe Henry, by mutual friend Jim Desmond (Oregon State Director of The Nature Conservancy). Jamey and Ashley were immediately stricken by the depth and breadth of Joe's music. They found it to be emotional, evocative, alluring, muscular, abstract, precise... and perfect for creating a theatrical production around. Collaborating with longtime music director Michael Papillo and a live band of indy rock and opera artists, they created "Smoke Soup", another high point in the extensive repertoire of BodyVox. 

We hope this presentation of Smoke Soup offers you a virtual adventure in this time we are calling "The Great Pause".

Enjoy...and share!


We hope you enjoy watching our show from the comfort and safety of your home. BodyVox feels, especially during these challenging times, that it is important to bring the joy of dance free of charge to as many people as possible. As some of you are aware, we are nonprofit dance company who depends on tickets sales, classes and individual donations in order to survive. We would be grateful for a donation at any level to help us continue to create innovative dance works that entertain, inspire and uplift audiences of all ages.



Artistic Director
Ashley Roland
Artistic Director
Jamey Hampton