White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national and international dance companies to Portland. White Bird strongly believes in making dance exciting, educational, equitable and accessible to everyone.
Bottom Line for Portland
This year, we expect our new virtual educational programming to impact thousands of young people in Portland Public Schools and throughout the region, allowing us to reach students unfamiliar with the art of dance. While we are unable to present our usual season of live dance performances, we will also offer livestreaming and videos of new White Bird-commissioned and other new dance works. We are especially excited about hosting upcoming conversations with dance artists of color, focused on systemic racism.
“The equity of White Bird really shines through all of their educational programs that start conversations about multiple perspectives in identity, race, ethnicity and culture.” —Kristen Brayson, Portland Public Schools program administrator for visual and performing arts