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Photo Top: Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe. Photo by Tatiana Wills.

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PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 pm

SPONSORED BY
The Boeing Company
Turtledove Clemens
Work For Art
Work for Art, including contributions from more
than 75 companies
and 2000 employees

Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 1 hour 59 minutes

Instinctual Confidence
World Premiere
Set to the music of
Portland’s own Kenji Bunch
Darrell Grand Moultrie / Bunch

Crayola
First major revival in 19 years
Performed by members of OBT2
Dennis Spaight

Presto
Company Premiere
Nicolo Fonte / Bosso

Rassemblement
Company Premiere
Nacho Duato / Bissainthe

Spaight's Crayola is sponsored by:
Tatiana and Justin Wills

Fonte's Presto is sponsored by:
Anonymous

 

IMPACT: “The effect or influence of one person, thing, or action, on another” - The New Oxford American Dictionary

Oregon Ballet Theatre closes its 25th Anniversary Season with IMPACT – a program of four powerful ballets which reveal how the emotional, social, and artistic aspects of dance can create an experience that moves the audience and transcends the art form.

IMPACT opens with a world premiere by one of the most sought-after choreographers in dance today: Princess Grace Fellowship winner Darrell Grand Moultrie, who brings an innate sense of timing, theatricality, and diverse technique to his work. The piece will be set to music by acclaimed composer and Artistic Director of Portland’s fEARnoMUSIC, Kenji Bunch.

Following Moultrie’s premiere, IMPACT celebrates founding OBT Resident Choreographer Dennis Spaight, with the return of Crayola to the OBT stage for the first time in nearly two decades. Dancing in silence to the rhythm of their pointe shoes on the floor, six young artists from OBT2 will present this remarkable piece.

The program ends with two OBT premieres. Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, with music by Italian composer Ezio Bosso, depends on the virtuoso abilities of the company’s most compelling dancers, and serves as the perfect companion to Crayola. Closing the show is the company premiere of Nacho Duato’s potent and emotionally gripping Rassemblement. Set to songs by Haitian artist Toto Bissainthe and drawn from the stories of slaves longing for their homeland. Audiences will surely feel the full historical significance of this work even as they are swept away by the exhilarating movement of Duato’s choreography.

Photo: Jordan Kindell in Nacho Duato's Rassemblement. Photo by Tatiana Wills.

PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 pm

SPONSORED BY
The Boeing Company
Turtledove Clemens
Work For Art
Work for Art, including contributions from more
than 75 companies
and 2000 employees

Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 1 hour 59 minutes

PHOTOS & VIDEO

WATCH: KGW News Segment with Darrell Grand Moultrie

April 17, 2015 - Beyonce and ballet: Award-winning choreographer comes to Portland. Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie talks with Cassidy Quinn about his new ballet for OBT, working with Beyonce, and how to flip your hair like a pro.
- Watch KGW Segment

KGW News Segment with Darrell Grand Moultrie


WATCH: Dancers Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe (background: Ansa Deguchi and Brett Bauer) rehearse Darrell Grand Moultrie's new work, Instinctual Confidence, with music by Portland's own Kenji Bunch.


WATCH: Oregon Art Beat - Kevin Irving

March 20, 2015 - Kevin Irving has a rather non-traditional background in contemporary dance and has combined it with a rigorous approach to classic ballet. He’s now bringing this mix to the Oregon Ballet Theatre in his position as its third Artistic Director in an effort to reach new audiences and further engage the existing one.
- Watch Oregon Art Beat

Oregon Art Beat


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PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 pm

SPONSORED BY
The Boeing Company
Turtledove Clemens
Work For Art
Work for Art, including contributions from more
than 75 companies
and 2000 employees

Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 1 hour 59 minutes

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

 

Think Out Loud - Choreographer Of Many Talents: Darrell Grand Moultrie Works With OBT

Think Out Loud


WATCH: Oregon Art Beat - Kevin Irving

March 20, 2015 - Kevin Irving has a rather non-traditional background in contemporary dance and has combined it with a rigorous approach to classic ballet. He’s now bringing this mix to the Oregon Ballet Theatre in his position as its third Artistic Director in an effort to reach new audiences and further engage the existing one.
- Watch Oregon Art Beat

Oregon Art Beat


 


PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 pm

SPONSORED BY
The Boeing Company
Turtledove Clemens
Work For Art
Work for Art, including contributions from more
than 75 companies
and 2000 employees

Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 1 hour 59 minutes

PREVIEWS & REVIEWS

The Oregonian: Oregon Ballet Theatre season-closer 'Impact' sets the stage for something new

"When the curtain fell on "Impact," Oregon Ballet Theatre's season closer, opening night felt more like the start of a new beginning than any sort of end. "

"If you never had one before, "Rassemblement," with these dancers, is reason to find yourself at the ballet."

- Read the entire Oregonian review, April 21, 2015

Michael Linsmeier, Jordan Kindell and Chauncey Parsons in Darrell Grand Moultrie's Instinctual Confidence. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.
Michael Linsmeier, Jordan Kindell and Chauncey Parsons in Darrell Grand Moultrie's Instinctual Confidence. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.


Oregon Arts Watch: OBT dancers: Making an ‘Impact’
From Spaight to Duato, the ballet company's Newmark program revels in variety and the spice of life

"'The rhythm of my dancing is the same as the beat of my heart.  I think. I imagine. I hear. I feel. I do it for you.' ...OBT’s dancers... danced those words in every piece on the Impact program, their commitment to the choreographers’ wildly different points of view driving them as much as the music..."

- Read the entire Oregon Arts Watch review, April 19, 2015

Martina Chavez in Nicolo Fonte's Presto. Photo by Yi Yin.
Martina Chavez in Nicolo Fonte's Presto. Photo by Yi Yin.


Oregonian Preview: Breathe! Stretch! Choreographer who added bounce to Beyonce world tour whips up OBT dancers

"Legs whip. Arms snap. Bodies collapse to the floor where they crawl on elbows and knees. Raging music swirls over their heads. Darrell Grand Moultrie snaps his fingers, eyes flicking from dancer to dancer. 'Breathe! Stretch!' Moultrie is the man in charge. He's a Harlem-based choreographer who was one of a dozen choreographers who worked with Beyonce on her 'Mrs. Carter' world tour two years ago. He has also worked with the Tony-winning dancer Savion Glover. Today, he is rehearsing a dozen dancers at Oregon Ballet Theatre. His 'Instinctual Confidence' will be one of four works on a program called 'Impact' at the Newmark Theatre."

- Read the entire Oregonian preview, April 6, 2015

Darrell Grand Moultrie
Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie with Martina Chavez in rehearsal for the world premiere of Instinctual Confidence. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.


 

 

 

PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 pm

SPONSORED BY
The Boeing Company
Turtledove Clemens
Work For Art
Work for Art, including contributions from more
than 75 companies
and 2000 employees

Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 1 hour 59 minutes

CASTING

Casting is subject to change and is posted the week before opening.

APR. 23 AT 7:30PM
APR. 24 AT 7:30PM
APRIL 25 AT 7:30PM
   
Instinctual Confidence
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
   
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
   
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
   
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
   
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
   
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
   
THOMAS BAKER
ADAM HARTLEY
THOMAS BAKER
   
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
   
YE LI
YE LI
YE LI
   
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
   
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
   
BRETT BAUER
BRETT BAUER
BRETT BAUER
   
Crayola
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
   
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
   
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
   
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
   
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
   
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
   
Presto
ANSA DEGUCHI
ANSA DEGUCHI
XUAN CHENG
   
AVERY REINERS
AVERY REINERS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
   
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
   
COLBY PARSONS
COLBY PARSONS
COLBY PARSONS
   
Rassemblement
SARAH GRIFFIN
MARTINA CHAVEZ
SARAH GRIFFIN
   
XUAN CHENG
MAKINO HAYASHI
XUAN CHENG
   
CANDACE BOUCHARD
EVA BURTON
CANDACE BOUCHARD
   
ANSA DEGUCHI
KELSIE NOBRIGA
ANSA DEGUCHI
   
JORDAN KINDELL
BRETT BAUER
JORDAN KINDELL
   
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
   
ADAM HARTLEY
AVERY REINERS
ADAM HARTLEY
   
COLBY PARSONS
THOMAS BAKER
COLBY PARSONS
   
APR. 16 AT 7:30PM
APR. 17 AT 7:30PM
APRIL 18 AT 2:00PM
APRIL 18 AT 7:30PM
APRIL 19 AT 2:00PM
Instinctual Confidence
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
CANDACE BOUCHARD
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
KATHERINE MONOGUE
THOMAS BAKER
THOMAS BAKER
ADAM HARTLEY
THOMAS BAKER
ADAM HARTLEY
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
JORDAN KINDELL
YE LI
YE LI
YE LI
YE LI
YE LI
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
Crayola
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
SAMANTHA ALLEN
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
JESSICA LIND
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
SHEA McADOO
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
KIMBERLY NOBRIGA
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
EMILY PARKER
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
PAIGE WILKEY
Presto
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
XUAN CHENG
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
AVERY REINERS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
AVERY REINERS
MARTINA CHAVEZ
EVA BURTON
MARTINA CHAVEZ
MARTINA CHAVEZ
EVA BURTON
BRIAN SIMCOE
COLBY PARSONS
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
COLBY PARSONS
Rassemblement
SARAH GRIFFIN
MARTINA CHAVEZ
KATHERINE MONOGUE
SARAH GRIFFIN
MARTINA CHAVEZ
XUAN CHENG
MAKINO HAYASHI
MAKINO HAYASHI
XUAN CHENG
MAKINO HAYASHI
CANDACE BOUCHARD
EVA BURTON
EVA BURTON
CANDACE BOUCHARD
EVA BURTON
ANSA DEGUCHI
KELSIE NOBRIGA
KELSIE NOBRIGA
ANSA DEGUCHI
KELSIE NOBRIGA
JORDAN KINDELL
BRETT BAUER
BRETT BAUER
JORDAN KINDELL
BRETT BAUER
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRIAN SIMCOE
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
BRIAN SIMCOE
ADAM HARTLEY
AVERY REINERS
AVERY REINERS
ADAM HARTLEY
AVERY REINERS
COLBY PARSONS
THOMAS BAKER
THOMAS BAKER
COLBY PARSONS
THOMAS BAKER

 

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