Looking Deeper – Carmen

In Oregon Ballet Theatre’s production of OBT 25, a section of the program was titled “Love X3” and highlighted choreographers who have most influenced the company. The performance of the Seguidilla pas de deux from Carmen, celebrates the era and choreographic influence of former Artistic Director Christopher Stowell. Mr. Stowell, the son of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s… 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

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

Joni Kabana – Dreaming from the Wings

Photographer Joni Kabana joined us at the Keller Auditorium for the dress rehearsal of Dream, October 11, 2013.  She shares thoughts and photos from her experience with us here.  Colorful silk wings on the Woodland Creatures, danced by students from the School of OBT. Making my way down the long dark hallway, I hear voices coming… Read More

Dance United: Exploring Wheeldon’s Ghosts

(Pictured: Yuan Yuan Tan and Damien Smith in the San Francisco Ballet world premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts. Photo by Alistair McCauley) San Francisco Ballet Soloists Dana Genshaft and Garen Scribner will be joining us for Dance United  on June 9th at the Keller Auditorium and we are delighted to learn that they will be… Read More