The Americans V.3

June 5 – June 12, 2021 | Newmark Theatre

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

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The third installment of OBT’s popular “The Americans” series features a first for OBT: legendary choreographer Martha Graham’s ode to love, Diversion of Angels. Diversion is a joyful and whimsical work that will have you smiling from its sheer exuberance. The program also includes Dances for Lou, Val Caniparoli’s celebration of the life and music of American composer—and Portland native—Lou Harrison. Considered the godfather of world music, Harrison’s sound is a delicious blend of Eastern and Western traditions, a perfect setting for Caniparoli’s episodic and sensual ballet. We close with an exciting premiere from audience favorite, Gioconda Barbuto.

Dances for Lou – OBT Premiere

Val Caniparoli | Lou Harrison

Diversion of Angels – OBT Premiere

Martha Graham | Norman Dello Joio

World Premiere

Gioconda Barbuto | Gabriel Prokofiev

Performance Times & Tickets

Coco Alvarez-Mena | Photo by Jingzi Zhao