Exposing the Choreographic Process

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


Well, here we are, just a few short days away from the actual beginning of the 2013-2014 season for OBT!  This is my first season here in Portland and I cannot express how eagerly I am awaiting the work that will start and the journey that begins when the dancers and I get together for… Read More

Daily Dance Break: Christmas in July – Kirkland & Baryshnikov

We’re continuing our Christmas in July celebration in honor of OBT’s Korean summer tour to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in Seoul and Buson. Today we have Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland in the 1977 Nutcracker video which often plays on public television during the holidays. Has the grand pas de deux ever been more… Read More