He was trying “to get to the tiger inside,” says Matthew Neenan of his ballet At the border.
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April 15, 2013
April 9, 2013
The first time I see New York-based choreographer Pontus Lidberg, he’s sitting cross-legged on a chair in Oregon Ballet Theater’s Studio 1, watching his dancers. He sits completely still, in perfect meditative posture, not speaking. The dancers are moving in fluid, twirling patterns across the expanse of floor, like ripples in a bubbling brook or leaves gently blown around by the wind.
April 4, 2013
Trey McIntyre’s new work, Robust American Love, is choreographed to four songs by NW Indie Folk band, Fleet Foxes. The lyrics below are from the song Helplessness Blues off their most recent record:
March 28, 2013
“When we’re in the presence of brilliance, we know it. Yo-Yo Ma with his cello, for example. Born for his art, devoting his life to perfecting it. Trey McIntyre is just such a luminary among makers of dance.” I wrote that in 1998 for one of my first assignments at OBT, when I interviewed Trey […]
Ready, Set, Go… The Race to Learn Three Ballets for the “American Music Festival” Program Begins Now!
March 12, 2013
The dancers are raring to go in Studio 1. Today they started work on OBT’s “American Music Festival,” a celebration of the wide range of music from our place and our time that can inspire dance.
August 13, 2012
We’re delighted to announce that, to celebrate our return to Director Park next week for OBT Exposed we have decided to have: A Special 2 Week Pre-sale on All of Our 2012/2013 Performances! Starting on Monday, August 20th at 9:00 am you can purchase any available seat to any available performance in the 2012/2013 season. […]
August 3, 2012
You would not believe how long I’ve sat here, debating what to start with. Since this is my first ever time writing a blog post, I wanted to start with something challenging and exciting. What’s more interesting than a blog that makes you think? And yet, I can always approach the heady stuff later. Last week, […]