Oregon Ballet Theatre: "Celebrate"

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Company premieres and returning favorites celebrate principal dancer Alison Roper, who is retiring after 18 years with OBT

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Oregon Ballet Theatre: "Celebrate" - The Newmark Theater: Oregon Ballet Theatre Presents "Celebrate" at Newmark Theatre on April 19, 24, or 25 (Up to 63% Off)

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Show Dates

  • Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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Celebrate

Celebrate commemorates the 18 years that Alison Roper has served as a beloved principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. This marks her last show with the company, and she appears in three of the four pieces. The company premiere of Nacho Duato’s “Cor Perdut” is a pas de deux that puts Roper onstage with only one other dancer. In “Petal,” choreographer Helen Pickett creates a colorful stage scene and occasionally encourages dancers to improvise to the music by Philip Glass and Thomas Newman (who scored Skyfall and Saving Mr. Banks). This is the company premiere of “Petal,” but “The Lost Dance”—choreographed by Matjash Mrozewski—has been seen by OBT audiences before and always returns to rapturous applause and the throwing of entire rose bushes.

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Since debuting in 1989, the Oregon Ballet Theatre has built its reputation on two seemingly opposed elements: strict balletic classicism and newly commissioned works. Now the company enters a new era under artistic director Kevin Irving, whose background spans both classical and contemporary performances. As a dancer, Irving appeared with scores of companies, including the Alvin Ailey Training Ensemble and Elisa Monte Dance Company. In 1994, he retired from the stage to take a position as ballet master and head of the artistic department with Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain. Irving looks to take the Oregon Ballet Theatre to new heights, riffing off rave reviews from the Oregonian’s Bob Hicks, who wrote that the company’s Swan Lake is “a work of sumptuous geometric balances that echo the story’s mirror-image theme.”

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Since debuting in 1989, the Oregon Ballet Theatre has built its reputation on two seemingly opposed elements: strict balletic classicism and newly commissioned works. Now the theatre enters a new era under artistic director Kevin Irving, whose background spans both classical and contemporary performances. As a dancer, Irving appeared with scores of companies, including the Alvin Ailey Training Ensemble and Elisa Monte Dance Company. In 1994, he retired from the stage to take a position as ballet master and head of the artistic department with Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain. Irving looks to take the Oregon Ballet Theatre to new heights, riffing off rave reviews from the Oregonian's Bob Hicks, who wrote that the theatre's Swan Lake is "a work of sumptuous geometric balances that echo the story's mirror-image theme."


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