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October 2017

DANCENORTH AUSTRALIA

OCTOBER 26-28, 2017  THU-SAT | 8pm,  Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
“ATTRACTOR CHANNELS A SENSE OF FRENZIED POSSESSION….THE DANCERS ARE BRILLIANT.” - Dance Australia

PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 ATTRACTOR Running time 60 minutes– No Intermission Featuring Senyawa from Indonesia– Spectacular World-Famous Javanese Duo BE PART OF THE ACTION! Each night 20 pre-selected ticket-buying audience members will join the dancers on stage for the last 15 minutes to perform very simply moves. No dance experience necessary. Don’t miss a really fun and exciting opportunity to join in in this spectacular show with live music. For further information and to sign up, contact Chelsea Bushnell…

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November 2017

L-E-V

NOVEMBER 16-18, 2017  THU-SAT | 8pm,  Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
“DARING AND SURPRISING, SINEWY AND SINUOUS… THRILLING.” - London Grip (UK)

PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 ISRAEL Artistic Directors, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar OCD LOVE Making a memorable White Bird Uncaged debut in Fall 2015, L-E-V, which in Hebrew means “heart,” returns with a spellbinding new creation OCD Love by choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. Matters of the heart actually form the theme of this work, also dealing with OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, which repeatedly poses challenges for love and for life. Six powerful dancers will move to the pulsating…

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January 2018

RENNIE HARRIS

JANUARY 25-27, 2018  THU-SAT | 8pm,  Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
“A TAPESTRY OF ELEGANTLY FLUID POPPING AND LOCKING…PHENOMENAL.” - The New York Times

PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 LIFTED Click to read the Eugene Weekly Cover Story “Black Movement Matters” written by Rachael Carnes. Legendary hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris returns to White Bird Uncaged with his newest work Lifted, combining gospel music and house dance to explore contemporary issues of community and spirituality. Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Lifted follows a young black man who is surrounded and supported by his church community. Harris’ new work promises to be an…

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March 2018

URBAN BUSH WOMEN

MARCH 1-3, 2018  THU-SAT | 8pm,  Newmark Theatre
“UBW’S WORK INTENDS TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE SENSE OF THIS WORLD AND PREPARE TO TAKE ACTION IN IT.” - Urban Bush Women Core Value

*TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 17, 2017*   PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 HAIR AND OTHER STORIES In 2001, White Bird introduced Urban Bush Women with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s humorous and poignant Hair Stories. Hair and Other Stories is a brand new multidisciplinary work that addresses matters of race, gender, identity and economic inequality through the lens of hair, primarily that of African American women. Harking back to the original Hair Stories, this exciting work with a new director is…

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