Since its launch in 1989, Oregon Ballet Theatre has distinguished itself by presenting exquisite classical performances and cutting edge contemporary works through exciting commissions and OBT premieres. New choreographic voices are vital to reinvigorating the art form and this season we have so many, including: a world premiere from Michelle Manzanales whose piece Con Brazos Abiertos for Ballet Hispánico was lauded by the LA Times as one of “heart tugging beauty”; Jennifer Archibald brings last season’s SculptedClouds to the Keller Auditorium in a full production; Portland locals Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton combine their distinctive wit and visual virtuosity for Big Shoes created for OBT in 2019; Canadian choreographer Matjash Mrozewski connects the worlds of dance, theatre, and film in his riveting The Lost Dance; Trey McIntyre whose classic dance tributes to contemporary music icons have made ballet lovers the world over, stages In Dreams with music by the incomparable Roy Orbison; Australian ballet star Danielle Rowe dubbed a “choreographic storyteller” by Culture Vulture takes us on a journey through her Dreamland, an OBT premiere; and Darrell Grand Moultrie equally at ease with commercial dance genres as classical, returns to set Fluidity of Steel for The Americans program.
SculptedClouds | October 15 – 16, 2021
Jennifer Archibald is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arch Dance Company and Program Director of ArchCore40 Dance Intensives. Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, and worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors.