Exposing the Choreographic Process

How do you create a ballet? International choreographer Nicolo Fonte is currently sharing that process with Portlanders at OBT Exposed in Pioneer Square. It is the company’s 25th anniversary season and in celebration, Mr. Fonte is choreographing a brand new ballet set to local musical favorite and internationally acclaimed Pink Martini. Mr. Fonte begins the… Read More

Photo Essay – Andy Batt on Alison Roper

Andy Batt was the photographic genius behind the OBT Season Brochure from 2003-2012, and has shot our dancers from the wings as well. The relationship between a photographer and a dancer is truly a collaboration, and working with the same subject for an extended period of time can bring out the best in both artists. Alison Roper and… Read More

OBT Dancers at Burgerville

  It’s true – ballerinas enjoy a fresh, local, sustainably-produced burger and some sweet potato fries now and then, but our apprentice dancers were recently at Burgerville headquarters for a different reason.   In an ongoing partnership with Work for Art (a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council), OBT was recently engaged in Work… Read More