Rhapsody In Blue

Oct. 7-14, 2017 | Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

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This fall, Oregon Ballet Theatre invites you to enter a world of love and secrets, passionate American jazz, and heart-stopping dance, as we bring you a steamy double bill that can only be the result of another exciting collaboration between OBT Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte, Concert Pianist Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack and Portland’s own “little orchestra” – Pink Martini featuring China Forbes!

 

Five Shows Only

Saturday, October 7 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 8 – 2:00 PM
Thursday, October 12 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 13 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14 – 7:30 PM

Rhapsody in Blue

World Premiere
Nicolo Fonte | George Gershwin
Music arranged by Thomas Lauderdale
Performed live by Thomas Lauderdale & Hunter Noack

Never Stop Falling (in Love)

Much-anticipated Return
Nicolo Fonte | Pink Martini
Featuring China Forbes


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Week 1, OCT 7-8, 2017

Rhapsody in Blue:
October 7, 2017 October 8, 2017
7:30PM 2:00PM
Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack
Xuan Cheng Xuan Cheng
Emily Parker Emily Parker
Jessica Lind Jessica Lind
Kelsie Nobriga Kelsie Nobriga
Kimberly Nobriga Kimberly Nobriga
Eva Burton Eva Burton
Katherine Monogue Katherine Monogue
Brian Simcoe Brian Simcoe
Peter Franc Peter Franc
Chauncey Parsons Chauncey Parsons
Avery Reiners Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier
Keenan English Keenan English
Thomas Baker Thomas Baker
Never Stop Falling (in Love)
October 7, 2017 October 8, 2017
7:30PM 2:00PM
Pink Martini Pink Martini
Martina Chavez Martina Chavez
Xuan Cheng Kelsie Nobriga
Emily Parker Kimberly Nobriga
Candace Bouchard Jessica Lind
Ansa Deguchi Alexa Domenden
Makino Hildestad Hannah Davis
Kelsie Nobriga Abigail Diedrich
Katherine Monogue Paige Wilkey
Eva Burton Eva Burton
Colby Parsons Colby Parsons
Brian Simcoe Christopher Kaiser
Chauncey Parsons Chauncey Parsons
Christopher Kaiser Keenan English
Avery Reiners Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier
Peter Franc Peter Franc
Adam Hartley Adam Hartley
Thomas Baker Thomas Baker

 

Week 2, OCT 12-14, 2017

Rhapsody in Blue: 
October 12, 2017 October 13, 2017 October 14, 2017
7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM
Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack Thomas Lauderdale, Hunter Noack
Martina Chavez Xuan Cheng Xuan Cheng
Emily Parker Emily Parker Emily Parker
Jessica Lind Jessica Lind Jessica Lind
Kelsie Nobriga Kelsie Nobriga Kelsie Nobriga
Kimberly Nobriga Kimberly Nobriga Kimberly Nobriga
Eva Burton Eva Burton Eva Burton
Katherine Monogue Katherine Monogue Katherine Monogue
Colby Parsons Brian Simcoe Brian Simcoe
Adam Hartley Peter Franc Peter Franc
Christopher Kaiser Chauncey Parsons Chauncey Parsons
Avery Reiners Avery Reiners Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier
Keenan English Keenan English Keenan English
Thomas Baker Thomas Baker Thomas Baker
Never Stop Falling (in Love)
October 12, 2017 October 13, 2017 October 14, 2017
7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM
Pink Martini Pink Martini Pink Martini
Martina Chavez Martina Chavez Martina Chavez
Xuan Cheng Kelsie Nobriga Xuan Cheng
Emily Parker Kimberly Nobriga Emily Parker
Candace Bouchard Jessica Lind Candace Bouchard
Ansa Deguchi Alexa Domenden Ansa Deguchi
Makino Hildestad Hannah Davis Makino Hildestad
Kelsie Nobriga Abigail Diedrich Kelsie Nobriga
Katherine Monogue Paige Wilkey Katherine Monogue
Eva Burton Eva Burton Eva Burton
Colby Parsons Colby Parsons Colby Parsons
Brian Simcoe Christopher Kaiser Brian Simcoe
Chauncey Parsons Chauncey Parsons Chauncey Parsons
Christopher Kaiser Keenan English Christopher Kaiser
Avery Reiners Avery Reiners Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier Michael Linsmeier
Peter Franc Peter Franc Peter Franc
Adam Hartley Adam Hartley Adam Hartley
Thomas Baker Thomas Baker Thomas Baker

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We begin with a World Premiere set to George Gershwin’s brilliant Rhapsody in Blue. Together, Fonte and Lauderdale reconstruct Gershwin’s pulsating score to produce an arrangement that will enthrall you. Discover nuances you’ve never heard before punctuated visually by the lush, vibrant choreography that Fonte is known for the world over. In a coup for OBT, Lauderdale and Hunter Noack bring the score to life at every performance.

Next on the bill is the highly anticipated reprise of 2014’s audience favorite, Never Stop Falling (in Love). The 40-minute work set to your favorite songs performed live on stage by China Forbes and Pink Martini, carves a theatrical arc in which we experience seduction, playful flirtation, ego-driven displays of virility, mystery, and heartache. Pink Martini’s trademark combination of joyful celebration and great beats permeates the entire auditorium in an explosive finale…which underlines the basic message of the work: Never Stop Falling (In Love)!

Full show run time is one hour and forty minutes.

Full show run time is one hour and forty minutes.

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Dancers: Brian Simcoe and Xuan Cheng | Photo by Christopher Peddecord