MOMIX (Connecticut), October 8-10th, 2015 7:30PM + 2PM Saturday matinee

ON-SALE August 21st, 9am

White Bird Dance Series - Newmark Theatre.

Artistic Director, Moses Pendleton

ALCHEMIA. Invention, beauty, sensuality and humor. That is the make-up of Alchemia, the thrilling new work from the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX. The classic elements of earth, air, fire and water generate the powerful imagery of this phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle. This is MOMIX at its most magical!

www.mosespendleton.com

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Twyla Tharp (New York), October 14th, 2015 7:30 PM

ON-SALE August 21st, 9am

White Bird Dance Series - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

A spine-tingling trumpet fanfare by John Zorn heralds the breathtaking new program celebrating Twyla Tharp’s Fiftieth Anniversary. In each of her new works, set to music of Zorn, J.S Bach, New Orleans musician Henry Butler and trumpeter Steven Bernstein (The Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob), Tharp turns her decades of experience—dances for Hollywood, the Broadway stage, ballets, modern dances—into living proof that she is one of the century’s most treasured artists.

www.twylatharp.org

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L-E-V (Israel), October 15th-17th, 8 PM

ON-SALE August 21st, 2015, 9am

Uncaged @ Lincoln Hall, Portland State University

Artistic Directors, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

SARA/KILLER PIG L-E-V (“Heart” in Hebrew) is the confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art and technology—each element uniquely expressive while emotionally intertwined. The brainchild of choreographer Sharon Eyal, former dancer and resident choreographer with Batsheva, and arts producer Gai Behar, L-E-V will make its White Bird debut with 2 boldly sensual works, Sara and Killer Pig, performed by eight astoundingly agile dancers.

www.lev-dance.com/

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Ballet BC (Canada), November 18th, 2015 7:30 PM

ON-SALE August 21st, 9am

White Bird Dance Series - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Artistic Director, Emily Molnar

Audiences cheered nonstop when Ballet BC made its White Bird debut in 2013. Dynamic movement, intelligence, passion and artistry are the hallmarks of this extraordinary company from Vancouver, BC, made up of 18 unique dancers with classical and contemporary training. Ballet BC will return with exhilarating work by acclaimed Canadian and international contemporary choreographers Crystal Pite, Cayetano Soto and Stijn Celis.

www.balletbc.com

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

ON-SALE August 21st, 2015, 9am

ON-SALE August 21st, 2015, 9am
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.

www.soledadbarrioandnocheflamenca.com

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

ON-SALE August 21st, 2015, 9am

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.

www.cie-koubi.com

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015 9am

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.

www.abrahaminmotion.org

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015, 9am

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.

www.grupocorpo.com

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015 9am

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.

www.kiddpivot.org

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015, 9am

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.*

 

www.odcdance.org

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015, 9am

Exclusive Event - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  

CIRQUE ALFONSE

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.

www.cirquealfonse.com

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

ON-SALE November 20th, 2015, 9am

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.

 LIVE MUSIC

www.malpasodance.com

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