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

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

Behind the Scenes with Christopher Stowell

If you have already attended Body Beautiful, you had the opportunity to watch a brief pre-show video with some behind the scenes glimpses of what it takes to perform the 4 extremely diverse works on the program. We thought you might enjoy an encore look at the video, the first of 5 videos we will… Read More

“People Like a Little Glamour”

  Lifelong musical theatre geek Claire Willett interviews Christopher Stowell about her all-time favorite work in the OBT rep: Stowell’s sparkling, sexy, witty Cole Porter ballet Eyes On You. Christopher Stowell. Photo by Joni Kabana. What inspired Eyes On You?  How did you come up with the idea? Well, the practical reason was doing something… Read More