EDUCATION & OUTREACH FOR ADULTS
The Dance Talks series brings together renowned artists in the field of dance in a discussion format in front of a live audience. Offered four times a year in conjunction with OBT's season programming, this free forum gives audiences a chance to hear directly from the artists and critics who have significantly shaped the aesthetic, contemporary and historic evolution of ballet and the creative process. Moderated by Christopher Stowell, the 75 minute forums make extensive use of historical video footage and photography to assist audience members in contextualizing the work(s) under discussion. Introduced as part of Christopher Stowell's initial year as Artistic Director, The Dance Talks series is unique among Portland's artistic opportunities and was an instant success with the city's dance-going community.
These non-ticketed events are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are requested as seating is limited.
To reserve, send name and number of people in your party to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.227.0977.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY DANCE TALKS
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 4:30pm / Keller Auditorium
Oregon Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Christopher Stowell and Dance Historian Linda Besant will trace The Sleeping Beauty’s journey from 1890 St. Petersburg to the present-day west. Two primary veins of performance practice have evolved, one Russian and the other English. The differences will be explored with historic photographs and video excerpts. Christopher will also relate this history to the information a choreographer must excavate in defining his own version of a great ballet.
NOTE SPECIAL DATE & TIME: As part of The Oregon Cultural Trust's 3rd annual Days of Culture Celebration, OBT will be opening up company class and Keller Auditorum rehearsals to the general public on Thursday, October 7th. Dance Talks will be held as part of the day's activities, and will follow rehearsal.
OBT'S DAY OF CULTURE SCHEDULE
12:30 - 4:30pm Company Class & The Sleeping Beauty Rehearsal
4:30-5:45 Dance Talks LEARN MORE
Other Dance Talks dates/locations TBA
Special thanks to PCPA for the generous donation of the theatre.