Postcards from Copenhagen #4: Home Again

OBT soloist Candace Bouchard returns home and shares a few final thoughts on the dancers’ whirlwind tour of Denmark! Now that I’m back in Portland and have (mostly) recovered from the jet lag, I can reflect a little on what our time in Copenhagen meant to me. Most of what I’m thinking of is how… Read More

Postcards from Copenhagen #3: A First-Class Education

After a few days in the Bournonville intensive, OBT Soloist Candace Bouchard drops a line updating us on what the program so far has been like: Yesterday, we were let out early, as people are typically the most sore on the third day of the program. While the schedule is actually less dancing than a… Read More

Postcards from Copenhagen #2: Getting to Know the City

Six of OBT’s dancers are studying at a week-long intensive at Tivoli Ballet School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Soloist Candace Bouchard shares her experience so far: From my first moments in the city, Copenhagen has taken me by the hand and shown me its magic. Cobblestone sidewalks give way to pedestrian streets along the canals lined with… Read More

Postcards from Copenhagen #1: OBT Dancers Abroad

This fall, Oregon Ballet Theatre will present Act III of August Bournonville’s classic ballet Napoli. Preparation for this production began last February when former Royal Danish Ballet Artistic Director and Bournonville authority Frank Andersen visited Portland to instruct the company in the Bournonville style. The technique is characterized by fluid and graceful upper body movement… Read More