Oregon Ballet Theatre's Red Letter Days.


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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

Oregon Ballet Theatre: Executive Director Jon Ulsh is out.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre announced this afternoon that the company's executive director Jon Ulsh is stepping down. The news comes only weeks after WW broke the news that OBT staffers had sent a missive to the company's board of directors calling for Ulsh's ouster. WW also recently reported on financial records that showed that the company's massive cash shortage earlier this year was due to years ...   More
 
Friday, October 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre Emerald Retrospective


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Twenty years after its birth – and four months after its near-death experience and recent internal shake up--Oregon Ballet Theatre has kicked off its '09-10 season with the Emerald Retrospective program. The Keller Auditorium was mostly full on opening night, as it was in June, when OBT brought in the local and national dance cavalry for its United We Dance benefit, which attracted enough ...   More
 
Sunday, October 11, 2009 HEATHER WISNER

Ballet + folk + beer = Uprising.


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Don't have any plans tonight? You ought to get over to Mississippi Studios and see Uprising, a short performance that a handful of talented Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers have created with achingly wonderful local folk band Horse Feathers. It is well worth it's $15 ticket price and tonight is the last of its three shows. Uprising is a new program that brings ballet to unconventional venues and ...   More
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Almost Live: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Duets


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There are two solid additions and one sorry subtraction in Oregon Ballet Theatre's spring program, Duets. First the good news: OBT has beefed up its rep with two musically and choreographically engaging contemporary pieces. Known By Heart Duet (2001) is the first Twyla Tharp work to which the company can lay claim. It's set to selections from Donald Knaack's Junk Music, which is built from “found” ...   More
 
Monday, April 26, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

LIVE REVIEW: Oregon Ballet Theatre Wows With Dance United


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As Portland Mayor Sam Adams put it during a pre-show presentation, “What a difference a year makes.” He was referring to the 12 months between the 2009 Dance United concert, a fundraiser for the financially struggling, internally fractious Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the 2010 edition, which marked the company's 20th anniversary and a seasonal balance inching toward the black. Bank of ...   More
 
Friday, June 4, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

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