Choreography XX

Admission is Free

Thursday, June 29
Friday, June 30
Start Time: 7:30 PM
Run Time: 75 Minutes
Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater
Portland, Oregon

Seating is limited.

Join us for Choreography XX a celebration of dance created by women. Last season OBT launched a national women’s choreography competition. The winners Gioconda Barbuto, Helen Simoneau, and Nicole Haskins were selected by a jury of Portland dance arts professionals and will each create a new work for OBT. These three world premiere works will be performed at Portland’s gorgeous Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater. Admission is free. So pack a picnic, and sit back for a delightful summer evening of dance!

Gioconda Barbuto
Gioconda Barbuto
Nicole Haskin
Nicole Haskin
Helen Simoneau


Due to a construction project at Washington Park, parking at the Rose Garden is extremely limited this summer. Please plan with this in mind and if at all possible avoid driving to the event. Here are some convenient options:

Take the Max

Ride the Red or Blue Max lines to the Washington Park station at the Oregon Zoo, then hop on a free Washington Park shuttle bus that will take you to the Rose Garden. Shuttle Bus service has been extended until 10pm on performance nights to conveniently get you back to the Max station after the show.

Max route links: Red LineBlue Line [map]

Take the Bus

Line #63 will take you right to the Rose Garden. We are working with Trimet to extend service of Line #63 on performance nights until 10pm. Another option for the return ride is to catch Line#20 at NW 23rd and Burnside. Clear signage will be posted in the park marking the route.

Bus route links: Line#63Line#20[map]

Get a Lyft

Washington Park has a dedicated Lyft drop off and pick up zone at the Rose Garden. You can reserve your Lyft ride up to a week prior to the event.

Steps for scheduling a ride:

  • When selecting your pickup location in the Lyft app, tap the clock icon on the right.
  • Next, select a 10-minute pickup window up to 7 days in advance, and hit “Confirm” once you have it locked in.
  • Set your intended destination next, and hit “Schedule Lyft.”
  • Then, we’ll schedule your ride!
  • It’s that easy. If your plans change, don’t sweat it; you can update or cancel your scheduled ride up to 30 minutes before your requested time.

NEW to Lyft? Try it and save!
Go HERE to download the app and enter code: CHOREOXX17 to save $5 off your first 3 rides




Choreography XX was made possible by a grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Read more about the Choreography XX winners in the full press release here.