Dance

Review: White Bird presents Michael Clark Company “come, been and gone”

Review: White Bird presents Michael Clark Company “come, been and gone” 0

If there’s a disadvantage to viewing a production inspired by popular music, it’s that many of us have already assigned meaning – whether visual, emotional, or both – to the songs in question. We have expectations based on our own life experiences with such songs, and we’re easily disappointed if those expectations aren’t met.

Review: Don’t Stop The Dance – White Bird Dance Series Presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Review: Don’t Stop The Dance – White Bird Dance Series Presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet 0

White Bird, with both their regular and Uncaged series, have marked themselves as the premier presenter of dance companies from around the nation and the world to amaze and astound us with their physical feats. Having been wowed by performances in the past, such as Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM’s “Dark Matters” or Compagnie Käfig, when […]

Review: White Bird Presents – Paul Taylor Dance Company

Review: White Bird Presents – Paul Taylor Dance Company 0

The legendary modern dance company, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, has returned for the 5th time to Portland. This time, to help White Bird Dance celebrate their 15th anniversary and how appropriate that this extraordinary dance company launched White Bird in October 1997.

Northwest Dance Project Presents Two World Premiers

Northwest Dance Project Presents Two World Premiers 0

Sarah Slipper, founding Artistic Director of Northwest Dance Project and Portland’s most acclaimed and gifted choreographer unveils her latest creation for our dynamic dancers that she knows better than anyone. With choreographers who know and work with the company so well and our dancers that can and will do anything, this is a show not to be missed.

Preview: White Bird Presents Circa

Preview: White Bird Presents Circa 0

This world-acclaimed company is a uniquely bold new vision of contemporary circus—a blending of bodies, light, sound and dazzling circus skills. Using minimal props, the 7-member company have been hailed for their “astonishing physical mastery” by The New York Times as well as “knee-tremblingly sexy, beautiful and moving” by The Guardian (UK).

Review: White Bird Presents MOMIX

Review: White Bird Presents MOMIX 0

I hold a special place in my heart for the dance company Momix. For more than 30 years, the company has been amazing audiences around the globe with nothing more than light, props, shadow, and the human body. Momix brought their latest production, Botanica to the stage that celebrates the beauty of the plant and flower world.