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
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”
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
Putting the Icon in Iconoclast Michael Clark has been called an iconoclast of British dance, but when it comes to rock music, he’s the opposite. What’s an iconoclast, anyway? In the literal sense, it’s a person that destroys objects of
Props to Diavolo. Their sets aren’t elaborately painted backdrops but highly functional and whimsical pieces of art. In “Fluid Infinities,” dancers explore a Swiss cheese moon. In “Trajectoire,” dancers rock wildly back and forth on a circular wooden ship that
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
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