Friday, March 15 at 7pm
at Capital High School Performing Arts Center
OBT2 is composed of talented dancers, who perform alongside the dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre in their large productions. On the cusp of a professional career, these dancers will perform classical, romantic, neo-classical and contemporary styles on this tour stop. Prepare to witness 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 romantic-era 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.