ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER MAKES THEIR LONG AWAITED RETURN TO WHITE BIRD, PERFORMING TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS FEATURING WORKS BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROBERT BATTLE, TWYLA THARP, TALLEY BEATTY, HOPE BOYKIN, AND KYLE ABRAHAM. BOTH PROGRAMS CULMINATE IN AILEY’S MASTERPIECE, REVELATIONS.
STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY RETURNS TO WHITE BIRD TO PERFORM A ROUSING AND INVENTIVE “BLOODLINES” PROGRAM, FEATURING THE POSTMODERN WORKS OF YVONNE RAINIER, STEVE PAXTON, ANNA HALPRIN AS WELL AS PETRONIO HIMSELF. What: Stephen Petronio Company Presented by: White Bird Sponsored
The choreographer has recovered and re-staged several postmodern classics, which inform his own current work. APRIL 7, 2018 // DANCE // NIM WUNNAN Stephen Petronio returned to Portland’s Newmark Theatre four years after his company danced the haunting, longform piece Like Lazarus Did. This time, his company
The quick and charismatic Jesus Carmona has entangled ballet and flamenco to make something astonishing MARCH 16, 2018 // DANCE // OREGON ARTSWATCH By HEATHER WISNER Pure happiness doesn’t seem to exist in flamenco; a hint of melancholy, a sense of world weariness, suffuses
By ALASTAIR MACAULAY MARCH 12, 2018 Everyone wants to think of flamenco as bubbling over with spontaneity, urgency and authenticity. Yet most of the flamenco that gets exported to us from Spain arrives intensely packaged with elaborate lighting, fancy costume changes and