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slides: Party Report: Dance Theatre of Harlem After Party at Nel Centro

Friday, April 24, 2015

 

White Bird

White Bird's Walter Jaffe and DTH's Ashley Murphy at Nel Centro. Photo by Byron Beck

White Bird presented the long-awaited return of Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Last seen in Portland over 25 years ago, this legendary dance company performed for two nights. The show is lead by former Dance Theatre of Harlem principal star, Virginia Johnson, who brought to Portland an innovative program featuring four works by choreographers: Robert Garland, Christopher Huggins, Ulysses Dove and Darrel Grand Moultrie.

The opening night show was received by an appreciative audience that treated the company with the type of enthusiasm you might see at a arena rock concert not at a dance performance. Likewise, the company was received with much love and accolades at the opening night after-party that followed their performance.

The elegant after-party was held at Nel Centro for a select group of White Bird supporters and fans. White Bird was gracious, as always, with bouquets of flowers for the dancers that did not perform that particular night as well making sure that everyone had light bites to nosh on and wine to enjoy. Guests included White Bird's Paul King and Walter Jaffe, DTH cast and crew, Blind Pilot front-man Israel Nebeker, Jon Palanuk and Paige Powell.

 

Related Slideshow: Party Report: Opening Night Party for Dance Theater of Harlem at Nel Centro

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem's Fredrick Davis and friend

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Dean Richardson with Keith Saunders, DTH ballet master

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Judge Jacob Tanzer and White Bird's Paul King

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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White Bird's Walter Jaffe and DTH's Ashley Murphy

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Paul King, Peter Kost and Walter Jaffe

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sandy Holmes, Dennis Buehler, Executive Director Oregon Ballet Theatre and choreographer Nicolo Fonte

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Juan Martinez and Dale Johannes

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Nel Centro Executive Chef John Eisenhart

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Walter Jaffe and Katrina Sarson of Oregon Public Broadcasting

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sheryl Acheson (right) and friends

David Machado's Nel Centro was the site for a wonderful after party for the opening night performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem as presented by White Bird Dance.

Photo by Byron Beck.

 
 

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