White Bird's Annual Outreach Project with Portland Public Schools, reaching over 3,000 students and teachers per year, will celebrate its 18th year anniversary in 2017/18, inspired by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. A curriculum guide with a culminating performance on Wednesday, April 25th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall will provoke teachers and students to dig deep into the history and culture of African Americans. Virtually every dance company White Bird brings offers a dance workshop to Portland area students and the professional dance community.
Since 2000, White Bird's goal is to make stronger curriculum connections for student learning through the performing arts. Supporting this opportunity, community resource people and artists have come together to offer teachers insight into the artistic process and foster connections to historical and social themes within the mission, vision and choreography of our sponsored visiting company. For more information about White Bird visit www.whitebird.org.
15 YEARS OF CURRICULUM
Curriculum work from world-class dance companies visiting Portland through White Bird's Outreach Project are available through the links below. Please take advantage of the resources we've developed over the past 15 years.
2016/17 Che Malambo Argentinian Dance
2015/16 Malpaso Cuban Dance
2012/13 Black Grace
2011/12 Compagnie Kafig
2010/11 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
2009/10 Complexions Contemporary Ballet
2008/09 Dance Brazil
2007/08 Urban Bush Women-Jant Bi
2006/07 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company-Jacob Lawrence