‘Tis the season to bring forth incredible ballet performances! The Oregon Ballet Theater (OBT) is proud to deliver another year of groundbreaking productions featuring illustrious talents from all over the world! Behold ethereal ballerinas as they glide through the stage through amazing variations! Watch out for outstanding solo performances, as well as romantic duets, as the primary dancers conquer the stage with graceful choreographies and soul-captivating movements! It’s a chance for audiences to fall in love with the art of dance! Catch the Oregon Ballet as they deliver their mindblowing 2023 to 2024 season with Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan! All of these remarkable productions will take place at the iconic Keller Auditorium! What’s a better way to enjoy the glory of dance than by seeing it at a state-of-the-art entertainment venue? So hurry and score tickets now and catch the fantastic Oregon Ballet 2023 to 2024 season at the Keller Auditorium!
Oregon Ballet Tickets:
It’s a good year to be visiting or residing in the City of Portland! Year 2023 to 2024 season brings another amazing string of ballet performances by the esteemed Oregon Ballet Theater! The prestigious Ballet company delivers five excellent productions each year, and it’s set to launch this fall season! Led by the new artistic director, Danielle Rowe, the Oregon Ballet introduces a line-up of exciting titles for the 2023 to 2024 season. Firstly, the company introduces the return of Christopher Stowell’s Swan Lake! This classic ballet production, by the former OBT creative director kicks off the season with a bang! This show will feature a grand symphonic orchestra led by the esteemed conductor, Maestro Enrique Carreon-Robledo. Swan Lake first premiered at the Keller Auditorium in 2006. The original production received an overwhelming response. The performance made its return in 2013. This 2023, Swan Lake makes its grand return and is set to feature the exceptional talent of the OBT Roster. In a statement, Rowe expressed her excitement in having Stowell return with the production. “Christopher and I have known each other for years as colleagues and friends. We have a great working dynamic, and I’m excited for what we will bring to the stage!” Swan Lake premiers on October 6 at the Keller Auditorium and will continue until the 14th, 2023.
Oregon Ballet Performances
For the winter season, OBT is set to deliver another ballet classic, The Nutcracker. George Balanchine’s production features the wonderful music of legendary composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker is a treasured holiday extravaganza that tells the story of Clara, who receives a wooden nutcracker shaped like a little man. The nutcracker turns out to be a brave toy soldier who battles against the mischievous mouse king. He later transforms into a handsome prince and brings Clara to the Land of the Sweets. The series will hold 19 performances with music accompanied by the OBT Orchestra. Resident music director Raul Gomez-Rojas will be leading the grand symphonic orchestra. Nutcracker kicks off on Friday, 9th December, and will hold its last performance on Sunday, December 24th. OBT will also have a special sensory-friendly performance on Tuesday, December 19th, at noon. It’s a one-hour performance that is condensed to provide a supportive environment for individuals with sensory processing challenges.
During spring, a perfect romance and fantasy epic takes over Keller Auditorium. Peter Pan is a groundbreaking production featuring the work of acclaimed performer and choreographer Trey McIntyre. This show will have the amazing roster dance along with a wonderful score by Sir Edward Elgar. Niel DePointe, founding OBT Orchestra music director, has also used his amazing talent to arrange Elgar’s work, while Thomas Boyd has designed a breathtaking and elaborate set. Lastly, the production brought in top-tier Broadway designer Jeanne Button to provide the punk-inspired costumes. Peter Pan premiers on Saturday, 17th February, and will hold eight performances at the Keller Auditorium until Sunday, 25th February.
Oregon Ballet History
Since its founding in 2003, the Oregon Ballet Theater has been steadfast in promoting the art of dance. Its fantastic performance features many incredible works from seasoned choreographers, art directors, music directors, and more. Being the largest professional ballet company in the City of Oregon, the OBT brings in artists from all over the world to deliver world-class performances to fans in the region. OBT’s mission has always been to inspire beauty and excellence, as well as bring creation and preserve high-quality ballet performances.
In past performances, OBT has garnered numerous rave reviews from critics. A writer from Oregon Artswatch expressed her delight in OBT’s 2021 production of Face to Face. “I felt particularly delighted by the corps, the young, young corps—the rhythmic precision of their devilishly difficult pointework in Sanguinic, their unity throughout the ballet.”
Last year, OBT’s Dracula also received praise from reviewers. The writer from Critical Dance described the performance as “very strong,” “very welcome,” and “excellently done.” He continued, “It was rewarding to see the OBT dancers do it so well — with great authority, verve, and looking naturally at ease, as must be the case.”
As OBT returns to the Keller Auditorium, ballet fanatics can look forward to a great entertainment experience. At par with the world-class performances are the outstanding facilities of the state-of-the-art venue. Since its extensive renovation in 1968, the venue has consistently hosted top-tier productions from Oregon Ballet Theatre, as well as the Portland Opera. For years, it also hosted the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Its modern exterior, excellent facilities, and great customer service have made Keller Auditorium the venue of choice for premier companies like the Oregon Ballet Theater.
If you’re looking to enjoy OBT’s 2023-2024 season, you can now take your pick among its series of performances. Tickets to Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan are now available through the Get Tickets link! According to the OBT website, this is the company’s romantic era courtesy of the new artistic director, Danielle Rowe! So, if you want some beautiful art, romance, and amazing dance numbers for entertainment, this is the place to be for seasons 2023 to 2024! Hurry and secure your tickets now! OBT has great performances for every season!