Nicolo Fonte – OBT’s New Resident Choreographer

Nicolo Fonte by Linda Besant, OBT Archivist Nicolo Fonte has accepted the position of Resident Choreographer with Oregon Ballet Theatre starting with our upcoming “Season of Giants.” This is joyous news for all who treasure great choreography and for the dancers in the company. Ever since Fonte made Bolero on OBT in 2008, his work… Read More

The Sets and Costumes of Beautiful Decay

The Sets and Costumes of Beautiful Decay by Brook Manning   With one week until opening night, the sets and costumes for Nicolo Fonte’s upcoming ballet, Beautiful Decay, are nearly complete. While the design and construction processes have provided their own logistical challenges (just ask our production team!), these elements also provide important insight into… Read More

OBT’s Next 25 Years

OBT’s Next 25 Years: Bold Steps toward an Exciting Future With two new buildings opening in January to house the company and expanding ballet school, two major grants from local foundations to invest in bold new programming, and a renewed focus on sustainability, OBT’s future has never looked brighter. It wasn’t long ago that the… Read More

A Journey to Naples Via Copenhagen and Portland

A JOURNEY TO NAPLES VIA COPENHAGEN AND PORTLAND: Bournonville’s Visual Aesthetic and the Set Design Process By Claire Willett For the residents of Copenhagen in August Bournonville’s era, Italy was a golden-hued and romantic dream of exoticism and sunshine. Wilhelm Marstrand, one of the most renowned artists of the Golden Age of Danish art, painted… Read More