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Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Junior Company

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Junior Company

OBT2
March 23, 2019
1pm (theatre doors open at 12:30pm)
7pm (theatre doors open at 6:30pm)

Established in 2015, OBT2 is composed of talented dancers, chosen from the most gifted students at the top levels of the Oregon Ballet Theatre School, mostly between ages 18 and 22. On the cusp of a professional career, these dancers will perform classical, romantic, neo-classical and contemporary styles on tour.

“This program is so important to the dancer’s training,” said OBT2 Program Director Lisa Sundstrom, a former ABT II ballerina, an American Ballet Theatre studio company.

“It brings in the whole community when we visit. I like to also bring in the local teachers and honor what they do. Plus, the dancers always get to speak at the end of the performance and introduce themselves … to build confidence with public speaking.”

Sundstrom promises impressive and inspiring dancing. Attendees can look forward to the classical Le Corsaire’s Des Odalisques — three female soloists showing strength and delicacy at once — and The Sleeping Beauty’s Jewels Pas de Quatre — the royal wedding scene with fairies. OBT2 will also dance in the neo-classical style with Three Themes — an aggressive and thoughtful piece featuring classical steps with lean, angular style. The Dying Swan — one of the most iconic female roles in all of ballet — will epitomize the beauty and fragility of a romanticera ballerina while Giselle’s Peasant Pas de Deux beautifully shows the tenderness of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another.

OBT’s School Instructor Phillip Carman’s work By George will demonstrate a neo classical style with flowing and jazzy movements while Over Time from OBT Principal Peter Franc will showcase contemporary dance. And OBT Soloist Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair’s “Belonging” is a coming of-age piece infused with a contemporary, neoclassical style.

This evening of exquisite choreography is family-friendly and guests are encouraged to meet the dancers after the performance.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students/seniors, $15 for children under 10 years of age. Scroll down for online tickets, or stop by CCA’s gallery to purchase them in-person!

  • March 23, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • March 23, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • March 23, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • March 23, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm