Oregon Ballet Theatre's Revue and Invitational Dance UnitedKeller Auditorium, Portland Center for the Performing Arts (222 SW Clay Portland, OR 97201)
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The last date listed for Dance United was Saturday June 9, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Oregon Ballet Theatre marks the 30th anniversary of George Balanchine's death with this celebratory program showcasing three unique examples of the legendary choreographer's enduring work. The evening begins with Stravinsky Violin Concerto, built around two group sections framing a pair of contrasting pas de deux. Next is Prodigal Son, a 1929 collaboration with modernist painter Georges Roualt and composer Sergei Prokofiev, which is one of Balanchine's most adventurous works, pulling pathos and passion out of the biblical parable. Rounding out the celebration at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts is the return of audience favorite Square Dance. Learn More
2 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Aug 01 2012
It was fabulous to see stars from other ballets, including international performing on the same stage with our ballet dancers. It is great to see how far OPB has come in the last few years.
Written on Jun 11 2012
Great performances from stellar ballet companies.
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About the Ticket Supplier: Oregon Ballet Theatre
Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is rising quickly on the national scene. Established in 1989, OBT's celebrated company of dancers performs an annual five-program season at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and also conducts both regional and national tours.
Under Founding Artistic Director James Canfield, a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, OBT developed a unique repertoire and distinctive style. With a firm foundation in classical technique, the company's dance inventory grew to comprise over 80 ballets including evening-length classics, 20th-Century masterpieces and innovative contemporary works.
In 2003, following a distinguished, 16-year career as a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Christopher Stowell became Oregon Ballet Theatre's second Artistic Director. The son of Pacific Northwest Ballet Founding Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Mr. Stowell possesses an impressive ballet lineage. His extensive training and experience, deep knowledge of the repertoire, and dedication to the discipline's exacting classical and contemporary vocabulary are all reflected in his programming.
During his tenure, Mr. Stowell has added the work of Sir Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch and Christopher Wheeldon to the OBT repertoire, and significantly expanded the company's inventory of George Balanchine ballets. He has also commissioned new works by renowned contemporary choreographers James Kudelka, Trey McIntyre, Yuri Possokhov, Julia Adam and Nicolo Fonte. In addition, Mr. Stowell has created eight ballets on OBT's dancers, including the company's first full-length production of Swan Lake in 2006.