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White Bird's Philadanco

Philadanco

White Bird caps its season with Philadanco, a Philadelphia company founded in 1970 to create opportunities for black dancers. The troupe, led by Joan Myers Brown, has earned national regard for its commitment to showcasing African American dance traditions. This one-night stand—featuring works by Talley Beatty (who was born in 1918 in Louisiana and went on to study under Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham), former Alvin Ailey principal dancer Ulysses Dove, and acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris—marks the group’s Portland debut.

Earlier Event: April 23
Blazers Playoffs (vs. Thunder)
Later Event: April 25
D.B. Cooper Historic Talk