Kidd Pivot Dance Company Returns to Portland With Dark Matters
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The last date listed for Kidd Pivot was Thursday March 15, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Newmark Theatre:
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A boisterous and uplifting portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits for 30 years, winning numerous Tony Awards. Georges and Albin, a gay couple who run and star in a popular drag show, find their domestic peace shattered when their son brings his prospective in-laws home to meet the folks. The would-be father-in-law happens to be the head of a conservative party that wants to shut down the drag show. The lively and glittering spectacle that ensues celebrates family values, unconditional love and, above all, the need to be proud of who we are. The show, which was adapted into the popular movie The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, features gorgeous costumes, fabulous dance numbers and a wonderful Jerry Herman score, including "The Best of Times" and "I Am What I Am." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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Facile and articulate dancers move through the most poignant choreography and physical theater I've seen in years. From beginning to end, I was engaged. The choreography was the best use of contact improvisation I've seen on stage or even in studios.
Quotes & Highlights
“faces the inevitabilities of death and decay with humour and resilience . . .[She] plucks tenderness and transcendence from the void . . .The movement is ravishingly fluid” —The Australian
“her dancers have exceptional fluency and control.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
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White Bird Uncaged is delighted to present the return of Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM and Crystal Pite’s new work Dark Matters at the Newmark Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Kidd Pivot’s Lost Action launched White Bird Uncaged in Fall 2008, and Portland audiences discovered in Pite one of Canada’s most exciting and inventive choreographers. Emerging from Pite’s fascination with the unseen forces at work on mind and body, Dark Matters is a brilliant combination of lifelike puppetry and dynamic movement, featuring a haunting original score from long-time collaborator Owen Belton.
The performance runs two hours with an intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: White Bird
White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national, and international dance companies to Portland, Oregon and to fostering the growth of dance in the region. White Bird will do this through presenting established and emerging companies and choreographers, commissioning or co-commissioning new work, and collaborating with other arts organizations in Portland and the region to make dance performances possible.