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Looking Back on White Bird's 23rd Season



While White Bird was unable to present live dance performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, we shifted to producing online events within our reduced capacity. We missed meeting with artists and our audience face-to-face, but very much enjoyed staying connected virtually.



Please click the button above to visit our Vimeo page, where you can view recordings of these online events.

White Bird has returned with a brand new

WE ARE ONE Festival

taking place FEB-MAY 2022!


White Bird Presents the 2020

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award to Savion Glover

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

White Bird Presents the 2020

Barney Commissioning Prize to Kyle Abraham

DECEMBER 22, 2020

White Bird Presents Homework: Exercising Wombhood

A Cross-Atlantic Virtual Women Duet by Iris Erez and Marjani Forté-Saunders

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Commissioned and presented by White Bird.  Co-Production of MASH Dance House, Jerusalem.
This work was made possible in part through the support of the

Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco and
the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

Additional Support by Ellen Lippman and Steve Rosenberg.

White Bird Presents A Celebration of Black Women in Dance,

A virtual conversation between three generations of extraordinarily creative American dance artists:

Renae Williams Niles (moderator), Marjani Forté Saunders, Virginia Johnson, Ausia Jones, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

This event was made possible in part with support from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, the Jackson Foundation, and the Collins Foundation.

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