White Bird News

White Bird's "Come Fly Away" Gala, June 8

 

ANNOUNCING THE 2nd ANNUAL WHITE BIRD DANCE AWARDS –RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN DANCE-
AT WHITE BIRD’S "COME FLY AWAY" GALA JUNE 8, 2014. 

 

 

4 AWARDS, 6 AMAZING WOMEN, INCLUDING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO
JUDITH JAMISON OF ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER


White Bird proudly announces the 2nd Annual White Bird Dance Awards, to be presented at its Come Fly Away Gala Benefit, on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at The Atrium at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn Street, Portland). 
More information about the Gala at whitebird.org/awards

 

Announcing White Bird's 2014-15 Season

 

FEATURING A WORLD OF DANCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN, ISRAEL, THE NETHERLANDS, CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES.

 

 

White Bird is delighted to announce its diverse and highly musical 17th season. This upcoming season features newly commissioned works by Alonzo King and Danielle Agami, a British invasion by three of the most talked-about dance companies in the UK (all making Portland debuts), and a unique focus on music; from live blues, to classical, to jazz and even rock. Dance Theatre of Harlem will return to Portland after a 30-year absence.

 

Season subscriptions are now on sale, starting as low as $104 (4 shows, Uncaged) and $114 (6 shows White Bird Dance Series). This represents a 25%-29% savings on single tickets.

 

 

WHITE BIRD DANCE SERIES

 

White Bird Season Concludes with Exciting Ballet Hispanico, Celebrating Latino Cultures


WHITE BIRD CONCLUDES 16TH SEASON WITH EXCITING BALLET HISPANICO,
CELEBRATING LATINO CULTURES THROUGH CONTEMPORARY DANCE.
LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EDUARDO VILARO, NEW YORK-BASED COMPANY WILL PERFORM A HIGH-ENERGY PROGRAM BY TODAY’S BEST CHOREOGRAPHERS FROM SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS.


When:   Wednesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Where:  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Tickets:  Starting at $26, available at whitebird.org and Portland’5 Box Office
1111 SW Broadway (formerly PCPA)  NO added fees.
              1-800-380-3516 (added fees apply).

Sponsor:  Darci H. Swindells and The Oregonian
              Info:  www.whitebird.org
 

“The Latin-American experience at last has a voice.” –The New York Times

 

Uncaged Culminates with U.S. Premiere of Thrilling "ROCCO" Set in Boxing Ring On Stage at Newmark Theatre

WHITE BIRD CONCLUDES UNCAGED SEASON WITH U.S. PREMIERE OF ROCCO, CHOREOGRAPHED BY ACCLAIMED DUTCH CHOREOGRAPHERS EMIO GRECO AND PIETER C. SCHOLTEN.

 

ROCCO, BASED ON FAMED VISCONTI FILM "ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS," BLENDS DANCE WITH BOXING
AND WILL BE PERFORMED IN A BOXING RING ON STAGE AT NEWMARK THEATRE.

 

NW FILM CENTER WILL SCREEN VISCONTI’S ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS APRIL 6,
TO BE INTRODUCED BY EMIO GRECO AND WHITE BIRD CO-FOUNDERS.

 

Those Beloved Men in Tutus, The Trocks, Return with Their Hilarious Version of "Swan Lake"

WHITE BIRD PRESENTS THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO, THE BELOVED MEN IN TUTUS.
PROGRAM WILL FEATURE THEIR HILARIOUS VERSION OF SWAN LAKE.

 

When:   Wednesday, April 2, 7:30pm
Where:  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Tickets:  Starting at $26, available at whitebird.org and Portland’5 Box Office
1111 SW Broadway (formerly PCPA)  NO added fees.
              1-800-380-3516 (added fees apply).
Sponsor:  Marc Walters, Gary Nelson and Minh Tran, Media Sponsor The Oregonian
              Info:  www.whitebird.org

 


“These marvelous men [are] perhaps the funniest thing on the ballet stage today.”  –Birmingham Post (UK)

Stephen Petronio Company Returns with Thrilling "Like Lazarus Did" Featuring Pacific Youth Choir and Emotional Score by Son Lux, NPR Best New Artist


WHITE BIRD UNCAGED PRESENTS ACCLAIMED STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY
WITH PETRONIO’S NEWEST WORK LIKE LAZARUS DID,
EXPLORING THEMES OF TRANSFORMATION AND REBIRTH.

PETRONIO’S THRILLING WORK FEATURES PORTLAND’S PACIFIC YOUTH CHOIR
SINGING AN ORIGINAL SCORE BY SON LUX, BASED ON AMERICAN SLAVE SONGS.


 

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Asia's Most Acclaimed Dance Company, Makes Portland Debut with Stunning Masterwork "Songs of the Wanderers"

WHITE BIRD PRESENTS PORTLAND DEBUT OF ASIA’S MOST ACCLAIMED DANCE COMPANY
CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN, WITH SPECTACULAR
SONGS OF THE WANDERERS, INSPIRED BY BUDDHA’S QUEST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT.

MASTERWORK BY CHOREOGRAPHER LIN HWAI-MIN FEATURES 3.5 TONS OF FALLING GOLDEN RICE.

 


  When:             Tuesday, March 4, 7:30pm
  Where:             Keller Auditorium - 222 SW Clay St, Portland, OR
  Tickets:             Starting at $26, available at whitebird.org and Portland’5 Box Office
    1111 SW Broadway (formerly PCPA)  NO added fees.
                   1-800-380-3516 (added fees apply).
  Sponsor:          Mair & Hugh Lewis, The Oregonian
  Info:                 www.whitebird.org

Dynamic Cedar Lake Returns with Three of the World's Best Choreographers

WHITE BIRD PROUDLY PRESENTS CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET,
WITH A THRILLING TRIPLE BILL, CHOREOGRAPHED BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED
CRYSTAL PITE, HOFESH SHECHTER, AND ALEXANDER EKMAN.

 

CEDAR LAKE CALLED “ONE OF THE TOP 10 LONDON DANCE SHOWS OF 2013”
BY EVENING STANDARD.


When:   Wednesday, February 26, 7:30pm
Where:  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Tickets:  Starting at $26, available at whitebird.org and Portland’5 Box Office
1111 SW Broadway (formerly PCPA)  NO added fees.
              1-800-380-3516 (added fees apply).
Sponsor:  West Coast Trust and Columbia Bank, The Oregonian
              Info:  www.whitebird.org


“Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is arguably the edgiest, coolest ballet company
in the country.”  –Pointe Magazine

Australia's Acclaimed BalletLab Returns with "Amplification," Masterwork by Phillip Adams Depicting Human Body in Chaos


WHITE BIRD UNCAGED PRESENTS ACCLAIMED AUSTRALIAN DANCE COMPANY,
PHILLIP ADAMS BALLETLAB, PERFORMING ADAMS’ MASTERWORK AMPLIFICATION.
TURBO-CHARGED DANCE-THEATRE PIECE USES STARK SCI-FI DESIGN TO SHOW THE HUMAN BODY IN CHAOS.


(FOR MATURE AUDIENCES; CONTAINS NUDITY AND POTENTIALLY DISTURBING IMAGERY)

 

When:    Thu-Sat, Jan 23-25, 2014 at 8pm
Where:    Lincoln Hall, College of the Arts, Portland State University 
                          (1620 SW Park Ave)
Sponsor:    Willamette Week 
Tickets:     $20 Student/Senior, $30 Adult
                  Available at whitebird.org  (no fees)
               1-800-380-3516  (additional fees apply)
   Walk-up tickets – 1 hr before show at Lincoln Hall 
Info & Updates: whitebird.org

White Bird Brings Sizzling Tango to Portland with Union Tanguera's Argentine Dancers and Musicians

WHITE BIRD PRESENTS PORTLAND DEBUT OF FRENCH-ARGENTINE COMPANY
UNION TANGUERA.


11 TANGO DANCERS AND MUSICIANS PERFORM THEIR NEWEST WORK NUIT BLANCHE,
AN EVENING OF SENSUOUS TANGO UNFOLDING DURING ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT.

 

When:    Thur-Saturday, November 21-23, 7:30pm and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2pm
Where:    Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) 
Sponsor:    Mary Meyer and The Oregonian 
Tickets:    Starting at $26, available at whitebird.org and Portland’5 Box Office
      (1111 SW Broadway, formerly PCPA).  NO added fees.
         Also available at 1-800-380-3516  (additional fees apply).
Info & Updates: whitebird.org

 

 

“Intelligently reinterprets the vocabulary of pure tango."
-Danseur (France)