Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Artbreaker

A ballerina, a best-seller and a violinist take high culture slumming.


Cover Story
Fall is the snootiest season. In summer, Portlanders drink cheap red wine in the park while watching Top Gun on an inflatable screen or take their kids to...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Dancing In the Dark

With apologies to Julia Stiles, Oregon Ballet dancers go clubbin’.


Books
No one is dancing when I arrive at Jones. I’m here to meet Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Olga Krochik and Lucas Threefoot and their friends, ostensibly for a night on the town. But it’s early    More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Giselle (Oregon Ballet Theatre)

What it’s like to dance ballet’s toughest role.


Dance
Yuka Iino has been feeling a little, well, emotional lately: “I tear up for small little things, not necessarily things that are making me sad,” she confesses via email. “I cry for somethi   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 HEATHER WISNER

Oregon Ballet Theatre Announces New Season; Unveils new Carmen, Petrouchka and Wheeldon Ballet

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Arts & Books
On Monday, before announcing its 2011-2012 season last night to a crowd of dance lovers at its Southeast Portland studio, Oregon Ballet Theatre heightened the dramatic tension by asking its Facebook fans to guess what might be in store. Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote and Coppelia were top picks (honorable mention goes to the as-yet unballetified Harry and the Hendersons), but no. Instead, the new season, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Holiday Revue and Nutcracker


News
On the last night of Oregon Ballet Theatre's new Holiday Revue, OBT Artistic Director Christopher Stowell made it official: The show was so popular, he announced onstage, that the company was declaring it “a new annual OBT event.” Stowell's gamble—creating and staging an original production in tandem with The Nutcracker, which is a logistical challenge unto itself—seems ...   More
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping Beauty


Arts & Books
Like Stravinsky and Balanchine or Cunningham and Cage, Tchaikovsky and Petipa created great dance by collaborating closely on steps and score. Their partnership produced some of the classical ballet world's greatest hits, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Oregon Ballet Theatre already had the first two in its repertoire; on Saturday, the company opened its 21st season ...   More
 
Sunday, October 10, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

Live Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Left Unsaid.


News
Chairs are more than set dressing to choreographer Nicolo Fonte. They're stilts, barriers and fainting couches. Their legs are extra limbs for busy dancers and their seats new territory to be conquered. Those chairs, three simple black wooden fold-ups, figure largely in the dance-maker's Left Unsaid, a truly wonderful 2003 work for six dancers that Oregon Ballet Theatre presented for the first ...   More
 
Monday, April 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Oregon Ballet Theatre: $750,000 or bust.


News
Oregon Ballet Theatre is gearing up for its biggest performance ever—raising three-quarters of a million dollars in one month. Barry Johnson over at the O had the scoop last night: Unless the company raises $750,000 by June 30 to cover expenses and pay creditors, it may have to close its doors. "It is not clear that we will survive," said Jon Ulsh, the company's executive director. Read ...   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Oregon Ballet Theatre's Red Letter Days.


News
Update 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 24: WW has obtained a print copy of the letter to the OBT board from OBT staffers. Here it is: http://blogs.wweek.com/news/2009/09/24/obt-staffers-call-for-ouster-of-director-jon-ulsh/ Original Post: A letter signed by at least 20 Oregon Ballet Theatre staffers, including dancers, that was delivered to the dance company's Board of Directors last Thursday, Sept. ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

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