Oregon Ballet Theatre's Executive Director Diane Syrcle and Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
SWANS & SKIN: Intriguing collaborations with Northwest artists and arts organizations, a celebration of rare works from one of ballet’s most revered choreographers, the return of a smash hit audience favorite and world premieres from hot contemporary choreographers … the 2012/13 Oregon Ballet Theatre season announcement party (aka "the big reveal") last night at OBT's HQ showcased rich rewards for the upcoming year and for Oregon audiences.
And its safe to assume it will show some skin. At least for one show.
Season highlights include a performance inspired by the Portland Art Museum’s "Body Beautiful Exhibit," including a world premiere collaboration between Christopher Stowell and a NW visual artist selected (but not yet signed) with Portland Art Museum curator Bruce Guenther. Audiences will see the triumphant return of Christopher Stowell’s "Swan Lake," which had “audiences on their feet whooping and cheering” when it premiered in 2006...and won't be featuring Natalie Portman sprouting feathers. World premieres will come from the likes of (my buddy) Trey McIntyre and Pontus Lindberg featuring music from the NW indie folk band The Fleet Foxes and young Portland-born classical composer Ryan Francis. Four Balanchine works will be on hand next season, including audience favorites Apollo and Square Dance plus the company premieres of the elegant La Valse and the moving and theatrical Prodigal Son. We will even get boundary stretching contemporary work from choreographic titan William Forsythe and Pennsylvania Ballet resident choreographer Mathew Neenan. And don't forget The Nutcracker. Now that's what you call a season.
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