From the very beginning of his time with OBT, Artistic Director Christopher Stowell intended that the company would develop a repertoire of works “to scores written specifically for ballet. For the initial effort in that direction,” he says, “I asked Yuri Possokhov to choreograph Stravinsky’s Firebird in 2004. He felt a bit confined at first.… Read More
Your Daily Dance Break: Paul DeStrooper interprets Firebird
Paul Destrooper, who is quoted in our post about the creation of OBT’s Firebird and was Prince Ivan in the premiere of OBT’s version, retired from OBT at the end of the 2006-07 season to become artistic director of Ballet Victoria in Canada. He has choreographed his own Firebird. See what he’s been up to… Read More
Gearing up for Victoria!
Gavin Larsen and Adrian Fry in Who Cares? Gavin Larsen, Brian Simcoe and myself are leaving early in the morning to catch a ferry in Port Angeles, WA headed for Victoria B.C. The three of us will be dancing varied Balanchine repertory in collaboration with Ballet Victoria for their next program entitled, “The Secret Garden… Read More