OBT was all but pronounced dead near the start of the decade. Now, very much alive, it forges ahead into a bold, ambitious future.
Wise Up: Get Artsy
Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.
It's the Halloweekend. From cemetery tours to an oral history of death—with some vaudeville acrobatics for good measure—here's how to keep it spooky.
Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, Webb Wright, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann
Portland's newest dance company launches its first season with Incipio, a show in the round.
It takes a lot of pliés, push-ups, primping, and pulleys to make it all happen.
From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.
Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann
'TIS THE SEASON
Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.
Six lucky dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theatre are Copenhagen-bound for a week’s training at a prestigious European ballet school.
Fabrice Lemire, artistic director of Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, returned to his roots recently at OBT in the run-up to the show’s May run in Portland.
Tutus and traditions are given new treatments in Oregon Ballet’s high energy 25th anniversary show IMPACT.
The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!
Two years ago, OBT almost closed its doors forever. Now it's launching an ambitious 25th anniversary season full of surprises (Pink Martini!). What happened?
The former Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer returns from performing around the world to preview a new work on a transportable set made by Opsis Architecture. Sept 6–7
Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.
On the eve of her retirement, we take a look back at Oregon Ballet Theatre ballerina’s remarkable career.
Interactive ballet, soulful psychedelia, and private dicks in trenchcoats liven up the local landscape.
OBT’s third showing of Stowell’s take on the 1895 classic marks principal dancer Yuka Iino’s final swan song. Thru Feb. 23
beyond the tutu
The Portland fashion designer gives us a behind the scenes glimpse of the creative process for costuming a dance in OBT’s spring program, Chromatic Qua...
Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.