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February 2017

CCN-BALLET DE LORRAINE

FEBRUARY 22, 2017  WEDNESDAY | 7:30pm,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
“A SINGLE TREMENDOUS ENERGY FLOWS FROM ONE DANCER TO ANOTHER" -The Parisian Theatre Reviews

FRANCE Artistic Director, Petter Jacobsson Pre-Performance Talk by Petter Jacobbson 6:45-7:15 in Schnitzer Lower Lobby, Free to All Ticketholders PROGRAM: (Running time 110 minutes) Devoted, choreographed by Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud, Music by Philip Glass, Another Look at Harmony Part IV Intermission HOK Solo pour ensemble, choreographed by Alban Richard, Music by Louis Andriessen, Hoketus (1973) Intermission Sounddance, choreographed by Merce Cunningham in 1975, Music by David Tudor, Untitled The Centre Choréographique National (CCN)—Ballet de Lorraine is one of…

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March 2017

CUISINE & CONFESSIONS

MARCH 2-4, 2017  THU-SAT | 7:30pm + 2pm Sat Matinee,  Newmark Theatre
“A PERFECT BLEND WITH JUST THE RIGHT DOSE OF INGREDIENTS, LIKE IN THE VERY BEST RECIPES.” -The Huffington Post

Montreal, Quebec Sponsored By: DARCI & CHARLIE SWINDELLS FOR ALL AGES Special 2pm Saturday Matinee! Program Running Time: 90 Minutes Without Intermission Cuisine & Confessions is perfect for food-obsessed Portland. Following on the heels of the dazzling Sequence 8, Montreal’s famed The 7 Fingers circus company returns with a wildly exuberant show, featuring acrobats who cook and bake before your very eyes. While you are mesmerized by their incredible circus skills, your senses will be heightened by the delicious smells…

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COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA

MARCH 9-11, 2017  THUR-SAT | 8pm,  Newmark Theatre
“So wonderful that it seems miraculous” The New York Times

RONNI LACROUTE WILLAKENZIE ESTATE PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2016-17 BRAZIL Artistic Director, Sonia Destri Lie PROGRAM: (110 minutes running time including intermission) All pieces conceived and choreographed by Sonia Destri Lie Original music by Rodrigo Marçal ID:ENTIDADES ID:ENTIDADES explores the everlasting possibility of dialogue between hip-hop, urban traffic, and contemporary dance. Companhia Urbana de Dança thinks and makes dance in a particular way, where styles are visited and incorporated into the research and creation process without labeling of any kind.…

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April 2017

RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE

APRIL 6-8, 2017  THU-SAT | 7:30pm,  Newmark Theatre
“AN UNDENIABLE SENSE OF JOY” -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Last with White Bird in 2005, Evidence returns with a vibrant and uplifting musical program, set to scores ranging from Stevie Wonder to Belgian-Congolese singer Zap Mama. Sponsored By: JIM & SUSAN WINKLER   Talking Points: Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence is based in Brooklyn, New York.  With their diverse backgrounds, Brown and his brilliant dancers use…

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CHE MALAMBO

APRIL 25-26, 2017  TUE & WED | 7:30pm,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
“STOMPING, DRUMMING, ROARING…RAPID-fire rhythms” - The New York Times

ARGENTINA FOR ALL AGES Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility and strength among the gaucho (Argentine cowboys). From Argentina comes Che Malambo, with 14 unbelievably powerful men, who will introduce you to the zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses, and the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras  (throwing weapons of cords and stones). Sponsored By: GARY NELSON, MINH TRAN & CHRIS GREENAWAY   Talking Points:…

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May 2017

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

MAY 10, 2017  WEDNESDAY | 7:30pm,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
The oldest and most celebrated modern dance company in the world!

Artistic Director, Janet Eilber Diversion of Angels Now celebrating 90 years, the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company returns with an extraordinary program combining Graham masterworks with new pieces by today’s outstanding choreographers, inspired by Martha Graham’s genius. Our program is scheduled to feature Martha Graham’s 1948 joyous and lyrical masterwork Diversion of Angels. Sponsored By: Talking Points: Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham founded her company in 1926.  Graham forever altered the scope…

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