Looking Deeper – Romeo and Juliet

OBT 25, the production celebrating Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 25th anniversary, included a section titled “Love X3”. This portion of the program featured works by Trey McIntyre and Christopher Stowell and was rounded-out with the passionate bedroom pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet as choreographed by OBT’s Founding Artistic Director, James Canfield. Mr. Canfield is… Read More

Looking Deeper – Robust American Love

OBT 25 included an enticing selection of duets from the three choreographers who have most shaped Oregon Ballet Theatre over the past 25 years. This section, titled “Love X3” is made up of the most gripping excerpts of some of Portland’s favorites. This collection of choreographers opens with the work of Trey McIntyre, OBT’s Resident… Read More

Agon – A Trip Into Outer Space (Part 1)

Oregon Ballet Theatre begins its 25th anniversary season with an unparalleled program, OBT 25. The opening piece on the program is a watershed collaboration between George Balanchine, one of ballet’s greatest choreographers, and Igor Stravinsky, a musical giant who pushed creative boundaries. The work they created was a genre-shattering ballet titled Agon. OBT’s performance will be… Read More

A Letter from the Artistic Director

I referenced the Shakespeare quote “What’s in a name?” when first announcing the exciting season that we have planned for OBT and Portland in our season brochure.  You see, I felt we had a chance to really define what we aim to do in the four fantastic repertory programs that we had lined up-  DREAM,… Read More

A Dancer's Final Pre-Show Weekend

Xuan Cheng and Lucas Threefoot pas de chat in rehearsal for Ekho, one of 4 works on the Body Beautiful program that opens Saturday. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert. Shows are coming up, and fast. It’s hard for me to believe that we have been rehearsing for five weeks already, but considering how last week… Read More