Oregon Ballet Theatre’s latest production, a double-header of Bizet’s Carmen and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, premiered this weekend and continues next. Carmen is staged with a classic “maidens and woodsmen” look, while Petrouchka seems to build from the bold explorations of last season’s Stravinsky Project, with a minimalist, dark aesthetic (view slideshow, left). A sense of visual urgency pairs well with the music of Stravinsky, an innovator and iconoclast in his time.

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