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

Diving into the Details of Second Detail: A Dancer's Perspective

This picture is of Lucas Threefoot and Xuan Cheng rehearsing for the Body Beautiful program. Photo is by Blaine Truitt Covert. The Second Detail is the kind of ballet that dancers love to dance. It’s a challenging, body-twisting, mind-bending, powerful ballet that requires constant attention to what is going on around us; I can’t think of… Read More

BACKSTAGE PASS: Rehearsing The Lost Dance

Company Artist Makino Hayashi takes the spotlight. Choreographer Matjash Mrozewski with soloist Brian Simcoe. Soloist Javier Ubell leaps into action. Company Artist Grace Shibley and  Soloist Lucas Threefoot find the balance point in a pas de deux. Intense focus is required to synthesize new elements of choreography while also staying committed to the current moment.… Read More

Uprising, by Oregon Ballet Theatre

Just thought you readers would appreciate an update on Candace Bouchard & team’s* progress with Uprising. *The “team” being Leta Biasucci, Ansa Deguchi, Steven Houser, Olga Krochik, Grace Shibley & Lucas Threefoot. There’s just 11 days before their November 3rd debut at Mississippi Studios, so if you haven’t yet purchased tickets, click here to do… Read More