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Oregon Ballet Theatre Dances into a New Season

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 

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Nicolo Fonte's "Beautiful Decay" will be part of OBT's new season. Photo Credit: OBT's Press Release (Image Cropped)

Recently, Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) announced its 2015|16 season.

Dancing into the new season, Artistic Director Kevin Irving says OBT's theme this year “is that the future embraces the past.”

Beginning their dance into the future, OBT presents Amore Italiano, a passionate production choreographed by James Kedelka. 

Following this is the premier of Act III of Napoli.  For this production, the entire company dances on the stage and welcomes members from The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre to join them in the production’s vivacious Tarantella. 

For winter, OBT presents Romeo & Juliet, which makes a triumphant return to OBT’s repertory after a fifteen-year respite with choreography by former OBT Artistic Director James Canfield. This marks the first full-length production of one of Canfield's ballets since he left the company in 2003. 

To close, OBT ends their 2015|16 season with Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay. Beautiful Decay is a moving production that illustrates the complicated relationship between youth and fragility.  This production also features guest stars and Portland favorites, Susan Banyas and Gregg Bielemeier, who Natasha Kautsky describes as “embodying Fonte’s theme that we carry all our ages inside ourselves at all times.”

 Click here to purchase tickets for the upcoming season. 

Homepage Photo Credit: OBT Artistic Director Kevin Irving 

 

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Oregon Ballet Theatre kicked off its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular evening of dance…and memories…at the Keller Auditorium on Saturday night.

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Oregon Ballet Theatre dusted off costumes from throughout their 25 years at Keller Auditorium.

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Choreographer Nicolo Fonte and OBT Artistic Director Kevin Irving at Keller Auditorium.

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One of OBT's original ballerina's Tracy Taylor and current OBT dancer Candace Bouchard. 

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Ronna Hoffman and OBT's original Artistic Director James Canfield onstage at Keller Auditorium. 

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 Project Runway champ Michelle Lesniak who created the costumes for Nicolo Fonte's "Never Stop Falling (In Love)."

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Boeing's Deanna Haley and Jordan Schnitzer at Keller Auditorium.

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Aaron and Olivia were dressed all in black for the opening night of OBT's 25th Anniversary.

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Choreographer Trey McIntyre onstage at the after-party at the Keller Auditorium.

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Martha and James

Longtime dance critic Martha Ullman West and James Canfield.

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The stage for the after party at Keller Auditorium. 

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Pink Martini's China Forbes and James Canfield. 

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OBT Artistic Director Kevin Irving onstage at after-party at Keller Auditorium.

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Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and choreographer Nicolo Fonte at the after party at Keller Auditorium.

 
 

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