Stravinsky and Balanchine: An Inspiring Partnership

by Linda Besant, Oregon Ballet Theatre Historian [Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine in rehearsal while working on Agon in 1957. Photograph: Martha Swope.] George Balanchine made 40 ballets to the music of Igor Stravinsky—the two are considered to have been among the most fertile and brilliant teams in performing arts history.  The fruits of their… Read More

Maria Calegari and Bart Cook Discuss Stravinsky Violin Concerto

(image of Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili in the Joffrey Ballet performance of George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, which will be one of 4 short works performed during OBT’s spring program, Chromatic Quartet. Delightful side note: Victoria and Temur will be visiting Oregon in June to perform in OBT’s Dance United Fundraiser. Photo by Herbert Migdoll… Read More

Free Performance with the Oregon Symphony Tonight!

Oregon Ballet Theatre joins the Oregon Symphony for a free outdoor concert on the waterfront tonight at 7pm. We’ll be performing an excerpt from George Balanchine’s Serenade, and from the looks of yesterday’s rehearsal it’s going to be breathtaking. OBT dancers + live orchestration + the natural beauty of Portland’s waterfront = SOMETHING YOU DON’T… Read More