Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 7:30pm
"Movement that attacks and seduces - you watch and you are conquered."
- The Globe & Mail (Canada)
Sinuous movement. Vibrant costumes and lighting. Intoxicating music by great Brazilian and Latin American composers. There is no question that Brazil’s Grupo Corpo is one of the most popular and memorable companies White Bird has presented in its 12-year history. After a five year absence, this breathtaking company will light up the Schnitzer with its incomparable mix of classical ballet and Afro-Brazilian movement. The evening will feature Rodrigo Pederneiras’ newest work ÍMÃ, that emphasizes the versatility of the dancers amidst a polarized world marked by the familiar and strange, harmony and dissonance.
Step back in time
The beautifully restored Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, opened in 1984, was originally the Portland Public Theatre, built in 1928.
The Italian Rococo Revival architecture was said to be the national showcase of Rapp & Rapp, renowned Chicago theatre architects. Visitors are greeted by a 65 foot high "Portland" sign above the Broadway Marquee, which contains approximately 6,000 theatrical lights.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205