OBT 25’s program culminates in a celebration with a brand-new ballet titled Never Stop Falling (in Love). In their first ever collaboration, the dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre share the stage with Portland’s favorite “little orchestra”, Pink Martini! The ballet was choreographed by another audience favorite, Nicolo Fonte, whose contemporary versions of Petrushka and Bolero were premiered… Read More
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
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
(Anne Mueller, Artur Sultanov, Brian Simcoe and Steven Houser in Nicolo Fonte’s Left Unsaid. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert) Wendy Perrin from Dance Magazine recently sat down with choreographer Nicolo Fonte to discuss his approach to choreography and his current most popular work, Left Unsaid, which will be presented as part of our spring program,… Read More
A quick survey of other dances inspired by yoga (like Nicolo Fonte’s Left Unsaid in our upcoming Song & Dance program) reveals the following: We think she must be made out of rubber. Don’t you?