April 29, 2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance in 2011, and aims to push the boundaries and history of tap dance. Dorrance’s work has won a host of prestigious awards, including a Bessie Award(2011) and a
When they return to Portland for the first time since their heyday in the 1980s, you can expect the Dance Theatre of Harlem to bring fearless young dancers with them for their two-night run Tuesday and Wednesday at the Schnitz. The company’s
April 21-22, 2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook and is dedicated to presenting classical and contemporary ballet works by African-American and other racially diverse artists.
Talking Points for New Israeli Voices in Dance March 19-21, 2015 Lincoln Hall, Portland State University Works by Danielle Agami and Hillel Kogan Both Agami and Kogan have ties to internationally renowned Batsheva Dance Company, based in Israel. Agami and
WHITE BIRD PRESENTS NEW VOICES IN ISRAELI DANCE Portland has a reputation for the vibrancy and diversity of its dance scene, and fans of contemporary dance in particular have long known something Portland’s Jewish community may be only just now
On the world map, Israel is tiny (about a twelfth the size of Oregon). But on the metaphorical map of modern dance, it looms large. Though better known for conflict than creative output, the nation of approximately 8 million produces a
White Bird’s presentation of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 at the Schnitz showcases Europe’s most ambitious, talented young dancers (review) Hand-play, lip-syncing, spoken word and facial gestures ran amok in the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall Wednesday night, as the Nederlands Dans Theater
Russell Maliphant Company’s ‘Still Current’ is electric in Lincoln Hall show (dance review) Russell Maliphant is back in Portland, with a program of five intricate studies in movement, light and feeling. Maliphant isn’t performing right now (he appeared in “Still Current”
Four exciting shows for only $99. See below.
BODYLAND BY ODED GRAF & YOSSI BERG A man awakens within himself like a child in awe and moves on to do wondrous things in his reality rediscovered. What at first appears to be total experience becomes a game when
Yosi Berg and Oded Graf’s ‘BodyLand,’ presented by White Bird, celebrates the male body in all its imperfections (review) Burpees, thrusts, mixed martial arts, high-intensity interval training and Cross Fit: much has been made lately of the western world’s counter-intuitive
Masculinity without the Machismo Strength, speed, athleticism—all of these things are on full display with Balletboyz, the British dance company founded by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. But these are exactly the things you’d expect from a company made entirely
WHITE BIRD PRESENTS NORTHWEST DEBUT OF BRITAIN’S MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY WITH CLARK’S ACCLAIMED “COME, BEEN AND GONE,” SET PRIMARILY TO THE MUSIC OF LEGENDARY ROCKER DAVID BOWIE. When: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 16-18, 2014, 7:30 pm Where: Newmark Theatre – 1111 SW
ANNOUNCING THE 2nd ANNUAL WHITE BIRD DANCE AWARDS –RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN DANCE- AT WHITE BIRD’S “COME FLY AWAY” GALA JUNE 8, 2014. 4 AWARDS, 6 AMAZING WOMEN, INCLUDING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO JUDITH JAMISON OF ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE
FEATURING A WORLD OF DANCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN, ISRAEL, THE NETHERLANDS, CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES. White Bird is delighted to announce its diverse and highly musical 17th season. This upcoming season features newly commissioned works by Alonzo King and Danielle
Eduardo Vilaro was born to dance. In Chicago Magazine, Vilaro, the Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico says “If you’re born Cuban, you’re shaking your butt in the crib. It’s in the DNA.” Dancing and shaking is also in Ballet Hispanico’s DNA.
Sat, 04/12/2014 – 10:40am | Walter Jaffe Our 16th season is almost over, and with tonight’s performance of ROCCO, we will be concluding our 14th Uncaged season. We used to call this the White Bird/PSU Dance Series until we lost Lincoln Hall
WHITE BIRD CONCLUDES 16TH SEASON WITH EXCITING BALLET HISPANICO, CELEBRATING LATINO CULTURES THROUGH CONTEMPORARY DANCE. LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EDUARDO VILARO, NEW YORK-BASED COMPANY WILL PERFORM A HIGH-ENERGY PROGRAM BY TODAY’S BEST CHOREOGRAPHERS FROM SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS. When: Wednesday, April
We would love to hear what you thought of ROCCO. Add your thoughts and comments below. Following are the reviews to date of ROCCO, all extremely positive. REVIEWS All rave reviews so far– Click HERE for The Oregonian review from Catherine Thomas. Click HERE for Portland Monthly’s