American Music Festival



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Thumbnail for - American Music Festival More often than not, music plays a central but unsung role in dance. But not in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s penultimate show of the season, which will place American, and even Northwest, music front and center in works by three of contemporary ballet’s most exciting choreographers. Ever on trend, Boise-based Trey McIntyre feeds the hunger for all things indie by choreographing his new OBT commission to the dreamy music of NW folk band Fleet Foxes. “Trey has a very long history with OBT and has been at the forefront of contemporary ballet in the US,” says OBT’s interim artistic director, Anne Mueller. “His work is, at the same time, accessible and of the highest artistic value—a rare combination.” A second world premiere involves a collaboration between composer (and Portland native) Ryan Francis and Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg. Rounding out the lineup is At the Border, choreographed by Matthew Neenan, the inaugural winner of the New Essential Works Fellowship from the nationally prestigious Jerome Robbins Foundation, and scored by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Adams.
Phone: 503-222-5538
Event Categories: Dance
Event Organizer: Oregon Ballet Theatre
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm, from April 18, 2013 until April 27, 2013
April 20, 2013 at 2pm
April 21, 2013 at 2pm
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1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-359-7494
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