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May 2019

White Bird S’Wing Ding

May 4, 2019  Saturday | 6PM,  
Live swing band, vintage cocktails, and a divine dinner!

A Fun-Filled Evening to Support White Bird’s Diverse Dance Programs Featuring the live music of Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, Vintage Cocktails and a Divine Dinner     Emcee: Poison Waters TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!  Individuals: $200 (Tax Deduction $125) Sponsor Tables of 10: $2200 (Tax Deduction $1450), includes prime seating and French Champagne Fore more details, contact Paul King at 503-245-1600   WHITE BIRD 2019 AWARDS Michael Curry Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Darci and Charlie Swindells Angel Award…

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October 2019

Momix

Oct 3-5, 2019  Thurs-Sat | 7:30PM + 2PM Sat. Matinee,  Newmark Theatre
“Illusion and reality, apprehension and excitement” The New York Times

CONNECTICUT Artistic Director, Moses Pendleton FOR ALL AGES MOMIX returns to White Bird to captivate young and old alike. In celebration of MOMIX’s 35th anniversary, Viva MOMIX Forever draws from all six of their latest shows, combining physicality, sensuality, and humor with spectacular imagery. www.momix.com.

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Sasha Waltz & Guests

Oct 10-12, 2019  Thurs-Sat | 7:30PM,  Newmark Theatre
“DANCE IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE- an ambassador for peace, equality, tolerance and compassion.” Sasha Waltz

GERMANY Artistic Director, Sasha Waltz KÖRPER 3 SHOWS Sasha Waltz is one of Europe’s legendary choreographers, and White Bird is immensely proud to introduce her company and masterwork Körper (Bodies) to Portland.  Life pulls the body this way and that. With audacious imagery and fearless dancers, Körper demonstrates the fundamental material substance of our bodies as we are thrown about, piled up and ultimately liberated. www.sashawaltz.de

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Caleb Teicher & Company

Oct 17-19, 2019  Thurs-Sat | 8PM,  Lincoln Hall, PSU
“Astounding expressiveness, natural charm, and unforced theatricality”  2011 Bessie Awards

NEW YORK CITY Caleb Teicher, 2011 Bessie Award Winner, is a truly original artist. Utilizing tap dance, jazz, Lindy Hop, and a mix of other dance styles born and bred in America, he represents a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression and aesthetic exploration. Whether moving to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, or swing dancing to Ella Fitzgerald’s famous recordings, Caleb Teicher and his remarkable company are among America’s most innovative dance artists. 3 SHOWS www.calebteicher.net

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November 2019

Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group

Nov 7-9, 2019  Thurs-Sat | 8PM,  Lincoln Hall, PSU
“A remarkable work that flows from seamlessly from start to finish” The New York Times

BROOKLYN, NY POWER Reggie Wilson returns to White Bird Uncaged with a compelling new full-evening work Power. The mission of his Fist and Heal Performance Group is to create, research, and perform work that reflects the spiritual and day-to-day contributions of Africa and its Diaspora. Power builds on the early evolution of African American spiritual worship, expanding his Reggie’s long-time fascination with the African shout traditions. 3 SHOWS www.fistandheelperformancegroup.org

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CNDC-Angers/ Robert Swinston

Nov 21-23, 2019  Thurs-Sat | 7:30PM,  Newmark Theatre
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Merce Cunningham

FRANCE Artistic Director, Robert Swinston    MERCE CUNNINGHAM’S BIPED AND BEACH BIRDS Under the direction of former Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston, France’s National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers will perform two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham. In Biped the animate and inanimate meet through a fascinating intersection of enthralling choreography and motion-capture technology. In Beach Birds, dancers move with the fluidity of flocks of birds. This is a one-in-a lifetime opportunity to witness the genius of Merce. 3 SHOWS www.cndc.fr

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February 2020

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor

Feb 5-9, 2020  Wed-Sat | 8PM Sun | 7 PM,  PICA
“A clever and graceful work with deep insights—clearly a labor of love and beyond.” The Jerusalem Post

ISRAEL THE THIRD DANCE 6 SHOWS Israeli choreographers Niv Scheinfeld and Oren Laor have been creating fascinating dance/theatre pieces that reflect their own personal relationship as a couple in life and on stage. In their new work The Third Dance, performed in the round, Niv and Oren reflect upon themes of love, mortality and the need for acknowledgment. An old-fashioned record player and huge bouquet of flowers play important roles in this highly emotional work. www.nivoren.com

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