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.
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 […]
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.
One of my favorite ongoing events in Portland! It’s the Swing Time variety show for one night only!!
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.
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).
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.
No matter what your background in knowing anything about ballet, almost everyone can relate to the story of Swan Lake. It’s a story about love, longing, power, evil, lust, betrayal, and eventual heartbreak.
Revolutionary has been the approach of Marie Chouinard who developed her own movement technique emphasizing angularity and dislocation. The performance Thursday night was exhilarating.
The long awaited return of Swan Lake will be especially poignant as the run will include the retirement performances of OBT Principal Dancer Yuka Iino.