Moving Parts in action.
  • Mariah Tauger
  • Moving Parts in action.

White Bird kicks off their 15th season tomorrow with LA Dance Project. The group is fresh from their world premiere, and fresh with reasons to see ‘em! Benjamin Millepied (famous dancer and actor-choreographer of Black Swan, cum hubby to Natalie Portman) founded the project—an art collective of six dancers.

The project has both an historic and a new piece up their sleeve: a performance of the Merce Cunningham work Winterbranch, which boasts costume and lighting by the late great Robert Rauschenberg and music by Philip Glass. Also on the schedule is an original work titled Moving Parts, scored by Nico Muhly—the classical, avant-garde, all-around composer (who, btw, keeps a notably entertaining blog—both erudite and silly and saturated in pop culture).

Last but not least, we have a pair of tickets to give away! E-mail me by 10 am Wednesday morning, and I'll pick a winner at random to score the free tix. The show starts at 7:30 pm, September 26, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Non-winners can get their tickets here.