Exceptional dance performance transcends boundaries of viewed and viewer and involves the audience in a sensory exploration. I expect no less from Blush choreographed by Andrea Miller and set to an eclectic score from Radiohead to Chopin. According to White Bird Dance Blush, “is an evening length experience of blushing; moments in which blood melts the walls around the heart and floods into the edges of the skin.” Over the course of the 50 minute performance, the dancers’ white body paint wears off revealing glowing flesh underneath. Gallim Dance company performs as part of White Bird Uncaged dance series.
Each year White Bird Dance brings world renown dance companies like Martha Graham Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Portland. The Uncaged series showcases up and coming dance companies (like Gallim Dance) and local talent (Oslund + Co/Dance). Every White Bird performance I have attended was exceptional, and I am looking forward to this one.
See Gallim Dance perform Blush at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall Thursday, October 14, Friday, October 15, and Saturday October 16 @ 8:00p.m. Purchase tickets online here. Why not make a night of it and have dinner at a nearby restaurant? Higgins is a favorite, and Pastini Pastaria (includes vegetarian and gluten free options) and Southpark (upscale seafood with swanky bar) are excellent choices.
Please note: This show contains partial nudity.