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OBT2 Spring 2020 Tour
Attendance to OBT2 performances free to the public on a first come first served basis. Arrive early to get best seats.
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Performance Dates, Times & Locations
Program includes selections from the following works:
Des Odalisques Pas de Trois
Selections from 20th Century Neo-Classical Repertoire
Des Odalisques Pas de Trois is from Marius Petipa’s swashbuckling ballet Le Corsaire – The Pirate. This scene takes place in a noisy bazaar as three slave girls are being presented to a pasha. They each dance for him in the hope of winning his favor. The choreography is very demanding with many jumps and turns. The final solo is even nicknamed the “turning girl” variation and is a favorite choice for dance competitions.
Napoli Pas de Six
August Bournonville’s famous ballet Napoli culminates with a joyous reunion and wedding celebration for the lead characters, Teresina and Gennaro. Bournonville style dance is characterized by light, quick jumps, contrasting with a very calm but expressive upper body. In this festive scene four women and two men dance together alternating between fast-paced solos, elegant partnering, and beautiful tableaus.
Na Floresta Trio and Solo
Na Floresta – The Woods – is a contemporary ballet from Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato. It takes place on the banks of the Amazon and is a cascade of intricate ensembles, duets, solos and trios showing the freedom of wild life and the elemental power of human emotions.
Satanella Pas de Deux
The Satanella Pas de Deux was originally part of a full length ballet based on the 1772 novel Le Diable Amoureux (The Devil in Love). In the story the Devil takes on the guise of a beautiful young woman in order to seduce a young Spanish nobleman. The ballet was staged by different choreographers ending with Marius Petipa in a performance by the Imperial Ballet of Russia in 1897. After this, the full production was not danced again. Today, Satanella only survives in the exquisite Satanella Pas de Deux.
Glare on 2nd Avenue – Premiere
Chinese Master Teacher, LeeWei Chao’s new work, entitled Glare on 2nd Avenue, with music by Richard Wagner, is inspired and named after rock formations off the Oregon Coast
Skylarking – Premiere
Oregon Ballet Theatre Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s new piece, Skylarking, set to music by singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, showcases the youthful energy of the troupe. Each section is like a reflection of a dream.
Banner image: OBT2 Dancers | Photo by Jingzi Zhao