White Bird News
Tickets going fast for Mark Morris’ “Pepperland.”

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MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP FEBRUARY 21, 2018
URBAN BUSH WOMEN
URBAN BUSH WOMEN MARCH 1-3, 2018
JESSICA LANG DANCE
JESSICA LANG DANCE MARCH 8-10, 2018
COMPAÑIA JESÚS CARMONA
COMPAÑIA JESÚS CARMONA MARCH 14, 2018
STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY
STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY APRIL 5-7, 2018
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER APRIL 24-25, 2018
BALLET HISPÁNICO
BALLET HISPÁNICO MAY 16, 2018
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MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
A Tribute to the Beatles' Ground-Breaking Album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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URBAN BUSH WOMEN
MARCH 1-3, 2018
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
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JESSICA LANG DANCE
MARCH 8-10, 2018
Newmark Theatre
"Jessica Lang’s images linger long after the curtain falls.” - Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)


White Bird Co-Founders Paul and Walter give a behind the scenes look at this season’s performances!

We dedicate our 20th anniversary season to YOU, our loyal dance audience.

With that being said, we want to give you an inside look at a few of the brilliant companies performing in Portland this season. Paul and Walter are thrilled to present a new video series, where they discuss the inner workings of White Bird and give insider information on upcoming performances!

Click Here to learn about Complexions and the Curation Process

Click Here to learn about Paul Taylor Dance Company and the History of White Bird

Click Here to learn about Mark Morris’ Pepperland and Music in Dance

Stay tuned for more!

White Bird in the Community: Celebrating George Thorn!

White Bird co-hosted an event to honor George Thorn, who has inspired and impacted the lives of countless artists and arts organizations in the Portland region. City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly read a Proclamation at the end of the evening declaring Monday, February 5, 2018 as George Thorn Day. White Bird was thrilled to participate in the planning of the event as George and his wife Nancy helped found White Bird as a nonprofit and served on the White Bird Board for 18 years. Missed the celebration? Read the Mayor’s proclamation here.

Hail the Stars and Stripes: Stephen Petronio

Stephen Petronio, one of the leading dance-makers of his generation, returns to White Bird for a record 7th time with dance that uniquely merges new music, visual art, and fashion, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. In 2014 Stephen founded Bloodlines, to pay tribute to the masters of American postmodern dance who have strongly influenced him. Featured in White Bird’s program will be new and retrospective work by Petronio as well as a series of chamber works by Yvonne Rainer.

New York Times reviewed Bloodlines, calling Petronio “a bad boy made good… he developed a brand of gender-bending modern dance that seemed fashionably advanced in its views of society and its taste in music and design.” Read the full article here. 

Stephen Petronio Company performs at the Newmark Theatre, April 5-7 at 7:30pm. Tickets available here.