This February, BodyVox-2 presents the revival of Jamey Hampton’s “Wild Man”. Originally created for Oregon Ballet Theatre in 1991, the work featured original sets and costumes by beloved Portland artists Michele Russo and an original score by composer Ludovico Einaudi. This inventive, athletic, and exciting 30 minute odyssey will be presented alongside six solos for […]
January 15, 2014
I referenced the Shakespeare quote “What’s in a name?” when first announcing the exciting season that we have planned for OBT and Portland in our season brochure. You see, I felt we had a chance to really define what we aim to do in the four fantastic repertory programs that we had lined up- DREAM, […]
January 6, 2014
David Threefoot (yes, the father of former Soloist Lucas Threefoot), has been sharing the OBT stage for some time, most memorably in the role of Grandpa in George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”. Here, he tells us what it’s like to perform with Oregon Ballet Theatre, and how he got his start playing the jolly gentleman. […]
November 6, 2013
I am writing to you from Miami as I am here working with Miami City Ballet, staging Nacho Duato’s “Jardi Tancat”, which MCB will premiere in early January 2014. Although the weather is beautiful here (and hot!) I do miss PDX; I have already fallen quite head over heels for the City of Roses, even though it […]
September 3, 2013
Single tickets for DREAM, October 12-19, 2013 at the Keller Auditorium are on sale today. Subscribe to the whole season, and you can still save up to 22%. Call our box office at 503.222.5538 for the best seats and lowest fees. Read more about DREAM here.
August 29, 2013
The rain seems to have passed, which means we will be showing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this evening at 7:30 in Director Park. Come join us, and pick up some snacks at Elephant’s Deli beforehand – they’ve been long-time supporters of OBT and they make delicious treats! See you tonight!
August 29, 2013
Due to weather conditions, OBT Exposed has moved indoors today, Thursday, August 29. Please join us at Oregon Ballet Theatre’s studios, located at 818 SE 6th Ave., between Morrison and Belmont. If conditions improve later in the day, we’ll still be screening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Director Park this evening. Check back later to […]
June 4, 2013
Celebrating Balanchine is a spine-tingling program for me because I’m elated that OBT is adding Prodigal Son to our repertoire. Even though I’ve known the basic story all my life, and studied the ballet for years on video, the night I first saw it live in the theater will always be a highlight for this […]
May 31, 2013
George Balanchine was an accomplished musician. In addition to his ballet training he studied piano, music theory, composition and harmony. He loved and respected music. Therefore, it stands to reason that Balanchine’s relationship to his music and especially the composers he worked with is so often written about.
May 22, 2013
Though ballet was his life, George Balanchine was a person of complexity and depth. OBT’s “Celebrating Balanchine” program offers a glorious spectrum of his art. Here, we have an opportunity to get a beyond-the-ballet picture of this genius, known to those who worked with him as Mr. B.