OREGON BALLET THEATRE

 

RESOURCES & COMMUNITY


CURRICULUM ARCHIVES


ARTICLES

Dancin' in the Rain: A Bit of Portland Dance History - 1900 to 1954
By Carol Shults and Martha Ullman West ©2000 Download

A Century of Dance in Portland Download
(OBT playbill articles from the 1996/97 season)
By Carol Shults, OBT Historian


BOOK & MEDIA RESOURCES

 

Many thanks to All Classical 89.9 radio and Classical Millennium for their recommendations. All books and dvds are available through Multnomah County Library. All cds and dvds are available at Classical Millennium.

ABOUT BALLET

If you’re looking for good introductory books about ballet:
Ballet: An Illustrated History, Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp
The Magic of Dance, Margot Fonteyn

ABOUT GEORGE BALANCHINE

BOOKS
Balanchine:  A Biography, Bernard Taper
Writing in the Dark, Dancing in the New Yorker, Arlene Croce

DVDs
Choreography by Balanchine
New York City Ballet/Dance in America

BALANCHINE
A Two-part Biography from
Great Performances/American Masters

ABOUT JEROME ROBBINS

BOOK Jerome Robbins:  His Life, His Theater, His Dance, Deborah Jowitt


WEBSITES FOR EDUCATORS

 

National Dance Education Organization
www.ndeo.org

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education by providing the dance artist and the dance educator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

The Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
www.artsedge.org

ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects. ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.

Mathmatics and Dance:
www.mathdance.org

Physical Education and Dance:
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson114.shtml
(Scroll down to "In the Groove")

Oregon Alliance for Arts Education:
www.arts4learning.org

Dance Education Resources:
www.artslynx.org/dance/education.htm

Minds in Motion
www.mindsinmotion.org/courses.html

World Wide Arts Resources Corporation
www.wwar.com

 

Kasandra Gruener, MA
Director of Education & Outreach
503.227.0977
outreach@obt.org

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Classical Millennium
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3144 E Burnside St
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Multnomah County Library
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