Art by former David Douglas High School student Patipon Ketmanee. Another of his works recently won an art competition for Oregon high school seniors and now hangs in Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s Washington D.C. office.

Art in Motion

Art in Motion is an opportunity for high school and college students interested in visual, literary or performing arts to engage with the physicality and artistry of dance.

The program invites students to:

• Observe OBT dancers onstage at the Keller Auditorium or Newmark Theatre
• Apply their art form – art students might draw or sketch the dancers, while a literature class might create a poem or short story
• Students may submit their work to be exhibited in a non-juried show in the Newmark lobby during OBT’s Firebird run of shows, April 7-15, 2023.

On select dates students may combine Art in Motion with the Student Performance Series for a discounted rate. The Student Performance Series is an opportunity for students to see fully-produced ballets performed by OBT directly after their morning of Art in Motion. Both the Art in Motion and the Student Performance Series last about an hour each with a 30-minute break between the two.

Art in Motion students are invited to utilize OBT’s photo archives to gain inspiration from the artistic medium of ballet.

OBT developed this program in 1990 as a means of extending the possibilities for students’ exposure to the dance arts.


Dates available for Midsummer Night’s Dream Art In Motion are: October 6,7 and 13*.

*On the October 13 date students may choose to combine Art in Motion with the Student Performance Series.

Dates for the rest of the season are TBD


Duration: 1 hour | $5.00 per person

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Banner image: “Synchronized” by Malia Hee (St. Mary’s Academy). Digital photography, Lightroom, Photoshop – 10×35″