Updated: Nov 11, 2019
With our season right around the corner, lot of people are wondering What White Bird show should I go to? Of course we encourage you to go to every and any show you can because we think we have a pretty great line up ;) but if you want a more specific answer you should look to your zodiac sign. That’s right, I’ve paired up our twelve shows with what I believe to be their most fitting counterpart of the astrological signs. If you know about your sign, I hope you find my pairing appropriate. If you don’t, hopefully you’ll learn a little about yourself and find a great show to go to in the process. Below are the dates that correlate with each zodiac sign so find your birthday and see what show you should join us for!
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Momix - Aries
Aries are often described as bold, upbeat, positive, and playful; I couldn’t think of a better show to pair with these characteristics than Momix. Momix brings a sophistication to this light-hearted and youthful energy that Aries tend to have. Aries are also astrologically known as the youngest of the zodiac, which is fitting in this scenario seeing as Momix is an all ages performance. This association with youth also means that Aries tend to approach everything like it is their first time experiencing it which will definitely ring true when you attend the Momix show. The child within will fawn at the wonder and spectacle that is Momix in their aweinspring illusions and beauty. This is a show that will keep you engaged and excited at every turn.
Sasha Waltz & Guests - Scorpio
A Scorpio in our office made it clear to me that Sasha Waltz & Guests was the right show for this zodiac sign and I think that speaks to the sign’s awareness of their personal depth. Scorpios are intuitive, passionate, and empathetic making them strongly in touch with themselves and the world around them. These are traits one will see and experience when watching Körper. This piece looks at the relationship between spirit and body which will resonate strongly with Scorpios. There is also a strong level of intimacy both between the dancers, and the dancers and the audience which can be appreciated by this sign.
CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston - Leo
Leos like to have the red carpet rolled out for them so they will be able to appreciate seeing work done by ‘modern dance royalty’ Merce Cunningham. CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston are bringing two spectacular works, Biped and Beach Birds, by Cunningham that will tap into the theatrical and artistic side of a Leo. Similar to the implications of having the zodiac symbol of a lion, there is a sense of pride that comes with viewing such historic work. Leos also appreciate a sense of stability because they are a fixed sign so it did well to pair it with a technique such as Cunningham.
Grupo Corpo - Libra
When watching Grupo Corpo there is a sense of equilibrium, every movement is truly affecting what comes next. This will resonate with Libras because they view balance with great consideration. Libras will also take into consideration the performance's intellectualization of their themes, especially in Gira which draws from the Umbanda religion. Other important traits to Libras are their emphasis on partnerships and physicality, which does not fall short in Grupo Corpo’s performance. Libras will be able to see, acknowledge, and appreciate the closeness between the dancers, more so than other signs.
ChangMu Dance Company- Taurus
Taureans will be comforted by the steady and unrelenting progress made throughout ChangMu’s performance. They will be able to relate to this feeling of pushing onwards. This idea of resilience is very important to Taureans. Changmu bases their movement in traditional styles of dance such as Korean, shaman, Buddhist, folk, and court dances. This tradition and consistency is important to a Taurus as it is both a fixed and an earth sign.
Dance Theatre of Harlem - Virgo
When an aim for perfection and attention to detail are mentioned in the zodiac, we look to Virgos. They are practical and approach everything they do in a way that is ‘just so’. They are also one of the kindest and warmest of the signs to be around. All of this and more can be found in Dance Theatre of Harlem’s performance. They bring a fun and light-hearted take to classical ballet while still holding strong to the core technique, something Virgos will love to see. Their movements are meticulous and stunning to watch. This pairing was clear from the start.
Caleb Teicher & Company - Gemini
Geminis need a show that will keep them engaged and mirror their tendencies of playful external expression. Caleb Teicher & Company utilizes multiple styles in their shows ranging from tap to jazz to Lindy Hop. It is a theatrical performance filled with emotional expression. Between these characteristics, a Gemini should feel right at home. There are also changes of tempo and urgency, which matches well with the duality within Geminis.
Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group - Capricorn
Capricorns are known for having their foot in both the material and emotional realm, which is where Reggie Wilson converges perfectly at this intersection. Power focuses on the early development of African American spiritual worship and despite this representing internal work, it manifests itself in a very physical way. This makes the progress and work very visual which will be appealing to the goal-oriented Capricorn. The duality of practical and imaginative between the two makes a great fit.
Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor - Cancer
This is one of the most perfect pairings there is. The Third Dance is an emotionally charged piece that will trigger a Cancer’s predisposition to compassion. Cancers will be able to pick up on both the reality of the situation unfolding as well as the internal struggles happening within this duet. This is because of their strong intuition and attunement to the environment around them. The protective shell that Cancers wear will be mirrored in the characters until it is finally stripped away, as it is when Cancers build a strong relationship.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Aquarius
Camille and her company produce work that looks at the Black experience and how it is often stifled, appropriated, and inaccurately portrayed. This is very apt for the socially progressive and humanitarian Aquarius. Aquarius are known for their life of freedom balanced by their stead fast ideals. They are big thinkers that view the world as something that can improve. Aquarius’ will appreciate the conversation that Camille is making and be eager to join in.
Cirque Alfonse - Sagittarius
No better show exists for the thrill seeker Sagittarius than Cirque Alfonse. Sagittarius are characterized as always needing to move forward, which is something they will experience in this show. TABARNAK is a show of non-stop movement and excitement. The ever changing nature of a Sagittarius is matched by this performance. Cirque Alfonse is full of explosive dynamics and a variety of skills and talents.
Rennie Harris FUNKEDIFIED - Pisces
Pisces tend to live life with rose colored glasses, seeing the best in the world. This makes Rennie Harris the show for them as it is filled with pure unadulterated joy that celebrates the funk music and street dance of the 1970’s. Pisces also exist on the divide between fantasy and reality which makes for a good candidate to experience nostalgia when seeing a show such as this one. The imaginative mind of Pisces will be drawn to the live music and exhilarating movement of FUNKEDIFIED.
*Singular ticket sales for the first half of the season (Momix, Sasha Waltz, Caleb Teicher, Reggie Wilson, CNDC-Angers, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, and Grupo Corpo) go on sale NOW! The second half of the season will become available for purchase on November 15th.
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