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Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into breathtaking productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor. Since its founding in 1997, BodyVox has toured to critical acclaim on stages around the world, developed 9 award winning films, 30 original shows and 3 operas, featuring more than 200 original dances. 

Based in Portland, Oregon, BodyVox’s movement surges from a fascination with the endless possibilities of the human body in motion, informed by years of cross training and layers of experience. Hampton and Roland are distinguished artists on the world stage, formed by their years working as creators and performers with innovative dance companies Momix, ISO Dance, and Pilobolus. BodyVox builds upon this tradition of excellence with a unique voice that is equally influenced by its Northwest roots and world view. 

Beaverton’s Reser Center is open and it’s fabulous

Joseph Gallivan / March 19, 2022 / Portland Tribune
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An invigoratingly fresh blend: Music and dance at The Reser

James Bash / March 28, 2022 / Oregon ArtsWatch
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Putting the Body in BodyVox

Bennett Campbell Ferguson / December 4, 2021 / Oregon ArtsWatch
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Dance review: A BodyVox Halloween

Bennett Campbell Ferguson / October 29, 2021 / Oregon ArtsWatch
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BodyVox dives for pearls

Bob Hicks / April 8, 2019 / Oregon ArtsWatch
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BodyVox’s ‘Rain & Roses’ checks some boxes

Elizabeth Whelan / May 9, 2018 / Oregon ArtsWatch
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‘COSMOSIS’: a feast for the senses

Blake Nelson / November 8, 2016 / The Nevada Sagebrush
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Must-See Shows at Chamber Music Northwest's 2016 Summer Fest

Regina Winkle-Bryan / June 23, 2016 / Portland Monthly
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BodyVox Combines Athleticism, Humor and Rich Imagery

Gwen Curran / May 17, 2016 / The Register-Guard
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Eugene Ballet Hosts BodyVox: Congenial Collaboration

Gary Ferrington / May 8, 2016 / Oregon Artswatch
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"CREATIVES" From Other Fields Choreographed the Season Opener at BodyVox

Enid Spitz / April 5, 2016 / Willamette Week
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Chance Dance: Every Show is An Anomoly at BodyVox

Kaitie Todd / December 16, 2015 / Willamette Week
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Spinning Wheel, Dance By Chance

Bob Hicks / December 5, 2015 / Oregon Artswatch
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This is What Happens When You Strip a Piano to its Elemental Parts

Fiona McCann / October 1, 2015 / Portland Monthly
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BodyVox creates beauty with humor, imagination.

Abby Smith / January 29, 2015 / Allentown Morning Call
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BodyVox's 'Firewall' Aims to Burn the Disco Down. Say What?

Ramona DeNies / December 9, 2014 / Portland Monthly
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Live Review: BodyVox, Firewall

Katie Todd / December 9, 2014 / Willamette Week
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Firewall

Katie Todd / December 3, 2014 / Willamette Week
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Desalles' Screendance Festival features whimsical dance group

Kathy Lauer-Williams / November 19, 2014 / Allentown Morning Call
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Live Review: BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest, In motion

Aaron Spencer / July 6, 2014 / Willamette Week
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5 Portland Arts Ensembles with Global Followings

Aaron Scott / May 1, 2014 / Portland Monthly
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Still 'Wild' after all these years

Martha Ullman West / February 15, 2014 / Oregon Arts Watch
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Dance Review: Body Opera Files' from Skid Row

Jamuna Chiarini / October 17, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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BodyVox presents gritty, sexy 'Body Opera Files'

David Stabler / October 8, 2013 / The Oregonian
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Portland's Most Clever Dance Troupe

Jenna Lechner / October 23, 2013 / The Portland Mercury
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Making peace with my body (Ashley Roland interview in Dance Magazine)

Khara Hanlon / June 2013 / Dance Magazine
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BodyVox review: “In Motion With Chamber Music Northwest” has a serious side, but also wit and whimsy

James McQuillen, Special to the Oregonian / June 30, 2013 / Oregon Live
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Chambered nautilus: BodyVox’s unsinkable classic

Martha Ullman West / June 29, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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BodyVox puts its collaborative spirit in motion with Chamber Music Northwest to

Marty Hughley / June 21, 2013 / The Oregonian
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Last-chance Theater: BodyVox blows out the candles on season-long 15th-birthday bash

Marty Hughley / May 16, 2013 / The Oregonian
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Where the wild thoughts are: in the theater, it’s all political

Bob Hicks / May 13, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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BodyVox

Heather Wisner / May 2013 / Dance Magazine
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Bodyvox with a B: bold, breezy, Bollywood

Martha Ullman West / May 11, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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BodyVox tricks up the time machine

Bob Hicks / May 4, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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BodyVox celebrates 15th-anniversary season with retrospective programs

Marty Hughley / April 26, 2013 / The Oregonian
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Jamey & Ashley: BodyVox

Amanda Eckerson / March 1, 2013 / About Face Magazine
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BODYVOX-2, Take two

Jamuna Chiarini / March 14, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch

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BodyVox-2 Performs Contemporary Dance

Kate Giese / March 14, 2013 / OPB.org
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BODYVOX-2: The Future is Now

Bob Hicks / March 9, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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Open Rehearsal 3: Eric Skinner on Choreographing With Confidence

Jamuna Chiarini / March 5, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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Emerging Dancers of BodyVox-2 to Perform at Walters Cultural Arts Center

Taylor Smith / February 8, 2013 / The Oregonian
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Open rehearsal 2: Couples workshop with Éowyn Emerald Barrett

Jamuna Chiarini / January 19, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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Open rehearsal 1: Anne Mueller works with BodyVox-2

Jamuna Chiarini / January 10, 2013 / Oregon Arts Watch
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Face to Face: Sweet 15

Jenny Dalzell / January, 2 2013 / Dance Teacher Magazine
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About Face Interview with Jamey Hampton & Ashley Roland

About Face Magazine / December 14, 2012 / Available Now
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BodyVox dances lightly through the darkness in 'BloodyVox: Fresh Blood'

Marty Hugley / October 17, 2012 / The Oregonian
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BodyVox does BloodyVox: Fresh Blood

Jenna Lechner / October 23, 2012 / The Portland Mercury
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BodyVox heads outdoors to dance in Washington Park Rose Garden

Marty Hugley / July 25, 2012 / The Oregonian
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BodyVox, Chamber Music Northwest team up to give the devil and Stravinsky their due

Marty Hugley / July 21, 2012 / The Oregonian
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Chamber Music Northwest performs Stravinsky's bewitching version of 'The Soldier's Tale'

David Stabler / July 20, 2012 / The Oregonian
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BodyVox's 'In Motion With Chamber Music Northwest' launches dance troupe's 15th anniversary season

Marty Hugley / July 20, 2012 / The Oregonian
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The Cutting Room review on Oregon Arts Watch

Bob Hicks / May 12, 2012 / Oregon Arts Watch
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The Cutting Room review from The Portland Mercury

Jenna Lechner / May 11, 2012 / The Portland Mercury
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The Cutting Room review on Oregonlive.com

Marty Hughley / May 4, 2012 / The Oregonian
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BodyVox at Bellvue Dance Fest

Alice Kaderlan / Feb. 14, 2012 / Crosscut.com
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Seattle Times - Artlandia: A cultural getaway in Portland

Michael Upchurch / April 21, 2012
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Portland Society Page article on The BodyVox Ball

Elisa Klein / April 12, 2012 / Portland Society Page
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OPB Arts & Life review of skinner/kirk

Barry Johnson | February 6, 2012 | OPB Arts & Life
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Oregon Arts Watch review of skinner/kirk

By Bob Hicks ⋅ February 3, 2012 Oregon Arts Watch
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Oregonian Review of skinner/kirk

Catherine Thomas / Published: Friday, February 03, 2012, 2:00 PM    
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Young Audiences and BodyVox bring dance to Salish Ponds Elementary

OregonLive.com Marketing / Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Oregonian Review: BodyVox tilts toward light, fun and airy

Bob Hicks / Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 3:48 PM / Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 4:15 PM
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Chamber Music Northwest and BodyVox team up for intriguing concert

David Stabler / Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011
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BodyVox plus Chamber Music Northwest: Classical Comedy

Barry Johnson / Published: July 14, 2011
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Oregonian Review: Lively 'A Thousand Little Cities' pits order against chaos

Grant Butler / Published: Friday, May 06, 2011, 1:00 PM
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Reviews from Germany!

Offenburg - Irony of Body Language  
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Fulda - BodyVox in the Palace Theatre: applause for an idiosyncratic dance theater 
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Hameln -  BodyVox at the dance theater days  
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Oregonian Review

Bob Hicks / Published: Friday, October 22, 2010, 5:05 PM / Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010, 5:16 PM
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Willamette Week - BloodyVox

Heather Wisner / October 20th, 2010
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Portland Octopus - A Break from Corn Mazes and Pumpkins

Anna / Posted on October 12, 2010
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BodyVox in Westhampton Beach

Kristi Kates / Jul 20, 2010 11:41 AM
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Oregonian Review of Smoke Soup

Marty Hughley / The Oregonian / March 26, 2010, 3:19PM
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BodyVox-2 Press

Marty Hughley / The Oregonian / February 20, 2010, 3:05PM
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Bob Hicks,/ArtScatter.com/February 20, 2010
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4 Geezers / February 20, 2010
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Oregonian Review of Chronos/Kairos

Marty Hughley / The Oregonian / November 13, 2009, 1:18PM
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Oregonian Preview of Chronos/Kairos

Marty Hughley / The Oregonian / November 12, 2009, 6:03AM
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Ashley and Jamey in Dance Spirit Magazine

Heather Wisner | November 18, 2009
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Philadelphia Review

Deni Kasrel / Published: Oct 28, 2009
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The Foot Opera Files (BodyVox)

Heather Wisner / April 1st, 2009
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Foot Opera Files Press

Marty Hughley/The Oregonian/Thursday March 19, 2009
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