Masters and Moderns

April 9 – April 11, 2021 | Newmark Theatre

1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 (inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall)

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In this program we break from traditional storytelling with works by master choreographers Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, and James Canfield. At once stunningly beautiful and poetic, Duato’s Arcangelo is an ode to the richness of harmony leading to a truly uplifting ending. Kylián’s tragi-comic Falling Angels pulsates with the energy of its all-female cast seeking unattainable perfection to the driving rhythms of Drumming, by Steve Reich. A silent counterpoint comes with Canfield’s Drifted in a Deeper Land, an homage to those we’ve loved and lost. We close with a premiere from rising choreographer Gemma Bond, a new voice whose “well-thought-out and risky choreography” continues to push the boundaries of classical ballet.

Arcangelo – OBT Premiere

Nacho Duato | Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti

Drifted in a Deeper Land

James Canfield

Falling Angels

Jiří Kylián | Steve Reich

World Premiere

Gemma Bond | TBA

Performance Times & Tickets

Emily Parker and Brian Simcoe | Photo by Jingzi Zhao