We had a wonderful opening weekend performance for The Stravinsky Project, along with a glowing review from Martha Ullman West at The Oregonian. Here’s an excerpt:
Stravinsky rocks, and so does Oregon Ballet Theatre. That was abundantly clear on Saturday night when the company opened its spring concerts at the Keller with an all-Stravinsky program that included reprises of Yuri Possokhov’s charming “Firebird” and Christopher Stowell’s sophisticated neo-classical “Rite of Spring,” with the thoroughly risky ” Stravinsky Project” as the centerpiece. Read the full review.
The Willamette Week was also a big fan of the performance, saying:
Artistic Director Christopher Stowell’s version of The Rite of Spring concludes the program… It’s a mesmerizing piece, propelled by sharp angles, sudden directional shifts and the ferocity of lead dancer Anne Mueller’s attack. Mueller retires after this program and her performance alone is worth the trip, although the entire project has much to recommend, artistic departures included. Perhaps Stravinsky would approve. Read the full review.
Did you see the performance this weekend? What did you think? Share your thoughts about the show in the comments below.