Win Tickets ($40): White Bird Presents Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire @ Lincoln Hall | Romantic Modern Dance, Classical Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend White Bird Presents Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire at Lincoln Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, March 28.

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From our sponsors at White Bird:
White Bird Love FireWhite Bird Presents Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire
Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
8 p.m. | $20-$30 | All Ages
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Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue

The 2011-12 season of White Bird Uncaged will conclude with the North American premiere of award-winning Israeli-American choreographer Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire, March 29-31 at Lincoln Hall Portland State University. Godder has received worldwide acclaim for her intensely physical, no-holds-barred approach to movement.

Set to recordings of well-known waltzes, Love Fire gives an exhilarating new twist to stereotypes of males and female identity and the roles they play within a relationship. Critics have called the piece “amazing” (Achbar Hayir Online) and “a complex and touching work . . .The movement between [the dancers] is rich and full of detail” (NRG, Israel).

Love Fire (created 2009) is performed by Godder and Matan Zamir with extreme intensity and focus, against a background of well-known classical waltz pieces by Johann Strauss, Chopin, Shostakovich and Schoenberg. Using highly personal and unique performance language, Godder responds to the waltzes through the compulsive desire to be moved and charged by them, without any preconditioned attitudes or judgments. Godder deliberately approaches these well-known scores from a cultural and personal distance and, with great humor and startling imagery, takes the audience on a complex and humorous journey through different understandings of what “romantic” means.

The desire to fall in love, to lose control, to be transformed and taken by passion are explored through bold physicality and bizarre imagery. The 65-minute work concludes with the surprising appearance of the visual artist Yochai Matos, known in Tel-Aviv for his street and gallery works, who creates a performative response, perhaps even an intervention, which adds a surprising twist, turning the choreography into a large installation on stage.

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): White Bird Presents Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire @ Lincoln Hall | Romantic Modern Dance, Classical Music

  1. Adam March 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    First! gimme some more

  2. panda March 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    totally want to see this!!!

  3. David March 22, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Don’t ever go see live dance. Would love to give it a try!

  4. Margaret March 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    What better way to see a personal approach to the world of waltz pieces than to see “Love Fire.” I recently saw “Pina,” and now can better appreciate dance performance as an art form where the dancers were filled with romanticism, passion, and connectivity. Thank you, PDX Pipeline, for this wonderful opportunity to see this final production of White Bird Uncaged.

  5. Sarah March 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I’ve never seen White Bird!!! I’d love to go

  6. Tay March 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Modern dance moves me. Poetry made live. I am stuck in PDX for spring break and trying to do one fun thing everyday. I would love my fun thing to be White Bird on the 29th, 30th or 31st!

  7. Laura March 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Ohhh I LOVE Modern dance! It would be great to see wonderful professional production such as this, and not just my reflection in the mirror dancing with intensity to my Flashdance record every morning..;)

  8. Ally March 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    If I won I would take Grandma Gloria. She’s 82 years young and loves live dance.

  9. Jenn March 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music. ~ George Bernard Shaw

    Hubby and I would LOVE to see this!

  10. deniz March 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    loving dance these days….. :)

  11. Ben March 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Sounds interesting

  12. D'nae March 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    My homegirl is an aspiring choreographer. She would love this event!

  13. Lucy March 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Love modern dance!

  14. Erica March 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Sounds like a great evening!

  15. Halla March 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I WANT THE TICKETS!!!! please :)

  16. Eagle Girl March 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Love this form of dance and would LOVE tickets!

  17. Steve C. March 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I would love to take my wife. A very active 65, she is now recovering from a hip replacement and needs inspiration and motivation from this show to resume her active lifestyle. It would mean everything to us.

  18. Beckie March 23, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Sign me up.

  19. wooshy March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    sounds beautiful

  20. Alain March 23, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    White bird,
    in a golden cage,
    on a winter’s day,
    in the rain.

    White bird,
    in a golden cage,

    The leaves blow,
    Across the long black road.
    To the darkened skies,
    in its rage

    But the white bird just sits in her cage,

    White bird must fly
    Or she will die

  21. Buster March 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    OK. I did the ballet two weeks ago and now I might be ready to be exposed to some modern dance…please.

  22. erin thomas March 24, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    I can’t afford to go to dance performances! Please send me to this one.

  23. April March 24, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I love this dance company and would relish the opportunity to see them again. Please…

  24. El Canard March 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m not romantic enough. I think this would turn my tragedy into a romcom. White Bird does it again!

  25. Amy Spears March 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    This would be amazing.

  26. Josh Rose March 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    My girlfriend and I are celebrating our six month anniversary and this sounds like an awesome anniversary gift.

  27. Andreina March 26, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I’m 9 months pregnant so this will be my last opportunity to see modern dance in a LONG time, and the last opportunity ever to do so without forking out some serious cashola for an overpriced babysitter. Did I mention I’m also broke because I’m having a kid for the first time? Did I mention I’m 9 months pregnant?

  28. Aimee M March 26, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Help me bring culture and art to a “dead” group of people. This would open many doors into a world my friend has never known, beauty made through dance, he doesn’t believe it can be done, help me prove him wrong !

  29. Ash March 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Last time I saw dance, I wept.

  30. Teagan Walden March 28, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Would love to take my darling to see this magical show. Yeah for classical dance and romantic moves of the body in elegant choreography. This would be a date to remember and a great way to take in Portland talent.

  31. Leonard March 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Always enjoy the White Bird shows!

  32. Rachel March 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    A whole different kind of Israeli dance than what I do… I would love to see this show.

  33. Oliver Heim March 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I’d really like to take my girlfriend to this. We attended some of the White Bird series last year and they were fantastic.

  34. mary bauer March 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    fluid bodies, exalting emotions, it’s not meant to be a strife.

  35. Lynn March 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    just finished my second term of naturopathic medical school. Definitely in need of some entertainment!

  36. Gaurav March 30, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I’ve never seen White Bird!!! I’d love to go :)

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