Dance

Celebrating 20 Years of White Bird Dance

The venerable dance presenter launches its 20th season this fall. We look back on big moments from the last two decades.

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts

20 Shows You Can't Miss in Portland in Fall 2017

From Joe Biden to George Saunders, cash-register exorcisms to garbage paintings, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Fashion Events

White Bird and Michelle Lesniak Team Up for a One-Time Fashion Experience

The Portland dance producers and fashion designer present a special summer fashion show promising "pureness with the warbling of evil."

06/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Arts News

Dance Presenter White Bird Launches New Speaker Series

The Portland institution invites audiences to join intimate conversations with some of its longtime collaborators. First up: Judith Jamison and Ronald K. Brown.

03/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Dance

In Tahni Holt’s New Work, Dancers of Many Ages Collide

The highly conceptual Portland choreographer unveils a new, intimate piece for six women.

12/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Dance

Portland’s White Bird Dance Is Hosting a Prestigious Showcase in NYC

Founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe break down why this is such a big deal.

12/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

DANCE

Diavolo Dance Theater Will Blow Your Mind. Don’t Miss It.

The LA-based company presents two works that are more jaw dropping than Cirque du Soleil and cooler than anything at Design Week. Thru Oct 11

10/10/2014 By Aaron Scott

ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 10-13

TEDx Portland, Cthulhu, unicorns, boxing dancers, tough guys reading poetry, and the Breast Variety Show Ever. Stay weird, Portland. (Also, Justin Timberlake tickets!)

04/10/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 6–9

The Blue Man Group, the Portland2014 Biennial, POW Fest, Legos for adults, First Thursday, Sallie Ford's new band—simply too much.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

The preeminent Asian contemporary dance company’s meditative work left some in a trance and the rest catatonic.

03/05/2014 By Salish Davis

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21-24

The Last Unicorn returns, Andy Ricker shares his secret chicken wings recipe, Polica brings a buzz-building live show, and the Christmas season starts with a twinkle.

11/20/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 17-20

Indie bands hijack the symphony, female comics conquer the stage, OBT infiltrates your dreams, and Turkey commandeers Rambo. It's a weekend of artistic invasions!

10/17/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend, Oct 10-13

Timbers vs. Sounders, Bonnie Raitt, Zombie Apocalypse Run, and a world-class choreographer named Nacho. This weekend makes our heads spin.

10/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Sydney Dance Company

White Bird brings brings the athletic, pulsating production of Australia's premiere company to the Schnitz on Oct 23. We’ve got two tickets to give away.

10/09/2013 By Nathan Tucker

Slideshow

Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

08/20/2013

DANCE

White Bird Finale Preview: Paul Taylor, Circa, and the 2013–2014 Season

As the beloved dance promoter's 15th season reaches the climax, we look back on its history and then forward to next season.

04/03/2013 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: White Bird’s MOMIX

Using fantastical puppets and costumes, the dance company vividly evokes the natural world in "Botanica." Thru March 2.

02/28/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

garden events

MOMIX's Botanica Coming to Portland

Join the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and get a discount on White Bird tickets to MOMIX's Botanica

10/05/2012 By Kate Bryant

culture cheat-sheet

White Bird presents Laboratory Dance Project

A sneak peek at a hiphop-infused modern dance piece from Seoul.

07/24/2012 By Anne Adams