Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca (Spain), December 3rd-5th, 2015 7:30 PM

Exclusive Event - Newmark Theatre  

Embraced by White Bird’s audience four years ago, Soledad Barrio and her company Noche Flamenca will return with performances that are enthralling and deeply emotional. All aspects of flamenco—dance, song and music—are given equal weight in Noche Flamenca, generating a true communal spirit between the dazzling performers and the audience, rapt with attention.

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La Compagnie, Hervé Koubi, (France) January 28th-20th, 2016, 8 PM

Uncaged @ Lincoln Hall, Portland State University

WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi is being recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers. He will make his White Bird debut with a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture.

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Kyle Abraham (New York), March 10th-12th, 2016, 8 PM

Uncaged @ Newmark Theatre

Kyle Abraham, a mesmerizing dancer, award-winning choreographer and 2013 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, creates multi-dimensional work inspired by his personal history, echoing the struggles African Americans have faced throughout time. Abraham’s 8-member company will perform an evening of new work showcasing Abraham’s inspired blending of modern dance technique with hip hop and urban street dance.

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Grupo Corpo (Brazil), March 30th, 2016 7:30 PM

White Bird Dance Series - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Artistic Director, Paulo Pederneiras

With its seductive movement, scintillating music, vibrant costuming, sets and lighting, Grupo Corpo reflects the amazing diversity and rich color of Brazil. This hugely popular dance company returns to White Bird with a program that will light up the Schnitzer stage with its incomparable mix of ballet and contemporary Afro-Brazilian movement.

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Crystal Pite, Kidd Pivot (Canada), March 31st-April 2nd, 2016, 8 PM

Uncaged @ Newmark Theatre

Artistic Director, Crystal Pite

In Collaboration with Electric Company Theatre

BETROFFENHEIT Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot company returns with a spellbinding new dance/theatre piece Betroffenheit (German for “Bewilderment”), in collaboration with Jonathon Young and Vancouver’s celebrated Electric Company Theatre. A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. A steady supply of “The Show” is available for the distraction, escape and pleasure you desperately crave. Betroffenheit will be gripping and unforgettable.

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ODC/DANCE (San Francisco), April 7th-9th, 2016 7:30PM

White Bird Dance Series - Newmark Theatre.

Artistic Director, Brenda Way. Co-Artistic Director, KT-Nelson

Based in San Francisco, ODC/Dance is known worldwide for choreography that is athletic, passionate and intellectually alive. White Bird is thrilled to introduce ODC to Portland with a program featuring highly expressive, vibrant dance by Brenda Way and KT Nelson, and a special ODC/White Bird newly commissioned work by guest choreographer Kate Weare, supported by White Bird’s 2015 “Barney” Creative Prize.*

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TIMBER! (Canada), April 19th-20th, 7:30 PM

Exclusive Event - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  


You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch the astounding acrobats of Cirque Alfonse perform incredible feats using the natural raw materials of the forest and everyday farm equipment. The atmosphere is hyper-festive as Quebecois musicians add authentic flavor to this jaw-dropping spectacle of agility and strength by this young, brash circus troupe.

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Malpaso (Cuba), May 4th, 2016 7:30 PM

White Bird Dance Series - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Artistic Director, Osnel Delgado

White Bird proudly presents its first Cuban company, Malpaso Dance Company, based in Havana, which is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century. The thrilling program features a recent work by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado set to music and played live by the Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble—as well as a new dance by Portland’s beloved Trey McIntrye.


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