Program: (Running Time 90 minutes)
Exhibit b*, by Danielle Agami, Performed by Ate9 Dance Company, World Premiere
*Commissioned by the White Bird/MKG Financial Group New Works Fund
We Love Arabs, by Hillel Kogan, Performed by Adi Boutros and Hillel Kogan, West Coast Premiere
Please stay for an extended post-show discussion focusing on the themes raised in the works on the program.
Thursday, March 19, Moderated by Steven Albert, Executive Director, Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Friday, March 20, To Be Announced
Saturday, March 21, Moderated by Nina Spiegel, Asst. Professor of Israel Studies, Portland State University
Great NY Times Review of We Love Arabs
Great Oregon Arts Watch Review by Barry Johnson
Review in Critical Dance by Dina McDermott
U.S and West Coast Premieres. Israel has long been a hotbed of contemporary dance, with Batsheva Dance Company at its epicenter. In a thrilling shared program, Hillel Kogan, Batsheva rehearsal director, will bring his award-winning duet We Love Arabs, involving Jewish and Arab religious identity, national symbols, and hummus! White Bird is commissioning Danielle Agami, former Batsheva dancer, to create a new work EXHIBIT b for her Los Angeles-based company Ate9 that will overflow with Agami’s strong physicality, humor and theatricality.
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