White Bird in the Community

Le Grand Continental, choreographed by Sylvain Emard

Community engagement is essential to White Bird. In September 2012 we presented our largest community event ever, Le Grand Continental, performed by 160 nonprofessional dancers of all ages, ethnicities and body types, in Pioneer Courthouse Square before an audience of over 5,000. A smaller version followed in May 2013 at Portland’s Union Station to celebrate National Train Day.

White Bird’s Annual Outreach Project with Portland Public Schools, reaching over 3,000 students and teachers, will celebrate 18 years in 2017/18. Virtually every dance company we bring offers a dance workshop to Portland area students and the professional dance community.