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From our sponsors at White Bird:
White Bird Presents Yasmeen Godder’s Love Fire
Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
8 p.m. | $20-$30 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at www.whitebird.org
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.