Martha Graham Dance Company
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 7:30pm
Featuring a White Bird-commissioned dance created by Portland-based choreographer Josie Moseley for “Lamentation Variations,” responses by contemporary choreographers to Graham’s classic solo “Lamentation” (1930).
Founded in 1926, the Martha Graham Dance Company is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America. No less than revolutionary, Martha Graham (1894-1991) herself is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Artistic Director Janet Eilber, who danced many of Graham’s signature roles, is designing a fascinating program for White Bird that focuses on Graham’s groundbreaking dances from the 1930’s, including the galvanizing Sketches from Chronicle (1936).
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