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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

*TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 18, 2017*   PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 Partnering with Dancenorth Australia, in Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef, acclaimed choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move Founder) have created Attractor, a unique, ecstatic music/dance ritual for nonbelievers. Indonesian music duo Senyawa will perform live, propelling the exceptional dancers into wild physical abandonment and ecstatic release that transmits to the audience as a visceral empathic experience.   Sponsored By: NANCY & GEORGE THORN       …

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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)

*TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 18, 2017*   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…

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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

*TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 18, 2017*   PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18 LIFTED 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 exhilarating and moving epic dance narrative.   Sponsored…

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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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