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.

2016|2017 SEASON

FALL 2016:
Giants: The Evolution of Ballet

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Keller Auditorium
Excerpts from all three ballets of our public performances reflecting the evolution of ballet through the 20th and 21st centuries. Two truly iconic masterworks, Serenade (Balanchine), In the Middle Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe), and Giants, a creation by one of the ballet world’s most sought after choreographers, Nicolo Fonte.

WINTER 2017:
Swan Lake [Sold Out]

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Keller Auditorium
Is there any other ballet that has as much a hold on our collective imaginations as does Swan Lake? The sublime transcendence of choreography that has been passed down generation after generation is unmatched, and the music of Tchaikovsky is never more attuned to the struggles of the heart than in this poignant work.

SPRING 2016:
Terra: Of the Earth

Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20, 2017
Newmark Theatre
Three excerpts of ballets from our public performances, including a world premiere work by Helen Pickett. (You may remember her work Petal, which we performed in 2014.) The underlying contemplation is on the relationship between earth and human experience.


We hope you’ll plan to join us!

Right Brain Initiative

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 to discuss RBI residencies and set planning sessions. Find out more