Closer

May 24 – June 3, 2018 | BodyVox Dance Center

1201 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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Performance Schedule

Thursday, May 24 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 25 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 26 – 7:30 PM [sold out]
Thursday, May 31 – 7:30 PM
Friday, June 1 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 2 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 3 – 4:00 PM

Departures

Helen Simoneau | David Schulman

Saudade

World Premiere
Katherine Monogue | RAC

Trance of Wondrous Thought

World Premiere
Lisa Kipp | RAC

What do you see. . .

World Premiere
Makino Hayashi | RAC

Sarkah

World Premiere
Peter Franc | RAC

 
Closer features four new works choreographed by OBT dancers Peter Franc, Makino Hayashi, and Katherine Monogue and by OBT Rehearsal Director, Lisa Kipp all to original music by Portland based Grammy Award Winner RAC, along with the return of Helen Simoneau’s vivid and dynamic Departures. And Artistic Director Kevin Irving walks the audience through what it takes to get the dancers of OBT ready to perform – truly a unique and inspiring evening of dance. Up close.

Music

The four world premieres all feature original music by Grammy award winner RAC (André Allen Anjos).
Listen to a sampler of music from Closer:

Videos



Photos

Casting

Departures

Xuan Cheng, Hannah Davis, Peter Franc, Adam Hartley, Jessica Lind, Michael Linsmeier,
Katherine Monogue, Kimberly Nobriga, Brian Simcoe, Theodore Watler

Saudade

Thomas Baker, Eva Burton, Ansa Capizzi, Martina Chavez, Abigail Diedrich, Avery Reiners, Theodore Watler

Trance of Wondrous Thought

Paige Wilkey, Colby Parsons, Alexa Domenden, Andrew Wingert, Kelsie Nobriga, Chauncey Parsons,

What do you see…

Xuan Cheng, Makino Hayashi, Michael Linsmeier

Sarkah

Hannah Davis, Adam Hartley, Christopher Kaiser, Emily Parker

Reviews & Previews

DanceWatch Weekly: Helen Simoneau and “Closer”
Oregon ArtsWatch | May 23, 2018

OBT premieres a breath taking new show…
KPTV: More Good Day Oregon | May 21, 2018

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours with one, 20-minute intermission.


Cover Photo: Xuan Cheng in Helen Simoneau’s Departures | Photo by Yi Yin