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The Spirit of Harlem Shines in Portland

The Spirit of Harlem Shines in Portland

White Bird Brings The Wonder Of New York To Portland With Dance Theatre Of Harlem Dance Theatre of Harlem has not been back to Portland to perform for thirty years. The excitement [Read On…]
Sweet Surrender to Your Supreme Self

Sweet Surrender to Your Supreme Self

Hep Hep Sweet Sweet is the opening piece of three, for the Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn, New York-based dance company, celebrating its 30th Anniversary at the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland, [Read On…]
Louder When Beyond Words

Louder When Beyond Words

At the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland Thursday night, before the show got underway at Northwest Dance Project’s Louder than Words, Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Executive Director Scott Lewis had announcements [Read On…]
At Least We All Eat Hummus

At Least We All Eat Hummus

Last night, two performances were paired together for something that White Bird calls, New Israeli Voices in Dance, presented at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall. It is part of their Uncaged program [Read On…]
Connect the Lines

Connect the Lines

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet begins as abruptly as it ends. The stage curtain at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland lifts and a company of ten dancers is thrust into movement [Read On…]
21st Century Zeitgeist

21st Century Zeitgeist

Paul King and Walter Jaffe of White Bird Dance meet us at the stage of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall once again to introduce Nederlands Dans Theater 2. It’s been over a [Read On…]
A World of Dance and Rhythm

A World of Dance and Rhythm

Before the dancers came onto the floor at Polaris Dance Theater, this Saturday night for the Groovin Greenhouse performance, as part of Fertile Ground Festival, the floor shone an aquamarine blue in the dark [Read On…]
Things That Tie Together

Things That Tie Together

Many forms of genius are better than one. There is athletic genius, the kind demonstrated from professional dancers and athletes. In the case of, for example, the Super Bowl, that genius has [Read On…]