OBT MOVES

OBT’s 2020/21 Season is aptly titled OBT MOVES reflecting the company’s literal movement out of traditional theaters and mode of performance, to locations throughout Portland offering rare behind-the-scenes access revealing what ballet is, and what it can be. In addition to newly planned season of in-person and digital performances, OBT MOVES will feature a range of public activities including pop up appearances, demonstrations, and classes presented by OBT company dancers, students, and teaching artists.

OBT MOVES/ Exposed

September 8 – October 3


OBT MOVES/ Exposed – Schedule and Locations

Zidell Yards

Sept. 8 – 12, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily*
3121 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239

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OMSI

Sept. 14 – 19, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily*
(Mon. start time is 1:00pm)
1945 SE Water Ave,
Portland, OR 97214

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OMSI

Sept. 21 – 26, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily*
(Mon. start time is 1:00pm)
1945 SE Water Ave,
Portland, OR 97214

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Hacienda CDC

Sept. 28 – Oct. 3

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily*
(Mon. start time is 1:00pm)
6700 NE Killingsworth St,
Portland, OR 97218

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OBT follows the safety guidelines per our union. When attending Exposed events, we request you bring and wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance.

*These times may include short breaks, set up and break down of some equipment. Daily schedules with specific dancer activity will be posted here as we learn them.


Daily Schedules

IMPORTANT: OBT values the health and well-being of its dancers. Due to the ongoing air-quality and weather conditions in the Portland Metro area, we are continually evaluating conditions on a daily basis and will post updates as conditions and schedules change.

Please come back here and/or check the OBT Twitter (@oregonballet) feed and social media stories for the most current updates on schedule.

OMSI | Fri, Sept. 25 & Sat., Sept. 26

All classes & rehersals have been cancelled.


Hacienda CDC | Mon., Sept. 28

Dancers will be training at the futsal field located at the Ortiz Community Center

Technique class with OBT2 dancers; led by OBT Principal Dancer, Xuan Cheng.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Technique class with OBT2 dancers; led by OBT Principal Dancer, Xuan Cheng.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

OBT2 company rehearsal of Pieces of 8 led by former OBT Artistic Director, James Canfield
2:00 PM – 3:30


Please check back regularly or sign up for our newsletter for announcements regarding the next OBT MOVES tour, locations, and times

OBT MOVES events are produced in partnership with a diverse group of local organizations including ZRZ Realty at Zidell Yards, OMSI, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, and Portland Public Schools, Portland Opera, among others. We thank these organizations for their support!

Image: Thomas Baker | Photo by Jingzi Zhao