Student Performance Series | K-12
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K-12 | $4.00* per seat.
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Bring your class to the ballet!
Join us in the theater as we invite student groups of all ages to experience the joy and excitement of live dance performances during the school day. In age-appropriate programs that feature OBT company artists and School of OBT dancers, students are given an opportunity to see fully produced works of ballet, which often include live music.
In concert with Oregon state standards for competency in the arts, OBT’s Education Outreach Department crafts thematic frameworks for each performance that support literacy in academic subject areas. Participating groups may download multi-media support materials and OBT Education Outreach Study Guides free of charge.
School groups may apply to receive a pre-performance presentation in their classroom by an OBT teaching artist that includes student participation and a post-performance reflection designed to get students thinking about how the arts impact our lives. This is great for groups that are new to ballet or for those who wish to expand and deepen the experience. Call today to schedule your school group—limited availability.
FALL 2017: RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Noon
The stage will be alive with a kaleidoscope of movement and sound as the vibrant dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre reveal a world premier ballet by Nicolo Fonte to the lush and dazzling music of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. We are so fortunate to be able to present this work with LIVE MUSIC. Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and concert pianist Hunter Noak will perform Gershwin’s most memorable work on two pianos. The performance is one hour long and begins at 12:00 noon.
WINTER 2018: ALICE (in wonderland) — SOLD OUT
Unforgettable characters! Zany costumes!
Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Noon
Follow an exuberant young girl as she plunges down a rabbit hole into an extraordinary, imaginative world. Oregon Ballet Theatre is thrilled to perform a one hour excerpt of the west coast premiere of a new full-length ballet suitable for families: Alice (in wonderland). Created in 2012 by Septime Webre with an original score by American composer and violinist Mathew Pierce, Alice became an instant success. The Washington Post called it a “giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination.” The mad adventure is filled to the brim with the delightful characters found in Lewis Carol’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, uniquely brought to life with surreal sets, zany costumes, puppetry, and powerfully expressive dance. Don’t be late! Take the plunge and join us on this unforgettable journey.
SPRING 2018: MAN/WOMAN
Wednesday, April 18 – Noon
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Noon
In this one hour program, we juxtapose ballets designed for men only, women only, and for men and women together. The Newmark Theatre affords the audience a close viewing of OBT’s powerful and masterful dancers as they perform works that provide the opportunity to explore stereotypes of strength and beauty. The performance is one hour long and begins at 12:00 noon.
We hope you’ll plan to join us!
Right Brain Initiative Arts Integration | K-8
Oregon Ballet Theatre is an arts provider for the Right Brain Initiative—a program of the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Participating schools in the Right Brain Initiative program should please contact Kasandra Gruener at 503.290.0012 or Kasandra.Gruener@obt.org to discuss RBI residencies and set planning sessions. Find out more