obt: 2010–2011 season announced

OBT’s Artur Sultanov and Daniela Deloe in “Left Unsaid”
(photo © Blaine Truitt Covert)

By Rosie Gaynor
Oregon Ballet Theatre sent out an announcement of their 2010/2011 season on Friday. Here’s the highlights of the announcement. I’m most looking forward to the Nicolo Fonte “Left Unsaid” piece in particular, and to Christopher Stowell’s “Rite of Spring.” But what I’ve learned about OBT is that they’ll surprise me…

PROGRAM 1: SLEEPING BEAUTY

October 9-16, 2010 / Keller Auditorium / Full Orchestra

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Christopher Stowell after Petipa

PROGRAM 2: A HOLIDAY REVUE

December 11-18, 2010 / Keller Auditorium / Soloist Musicians

Holiday Standards / Christopher Stowell

Reminiscent of Stowell’s instant-hit, Eyes On You, this revue-style show will feature a range of popular holiday tunes and entertaining choreography designed to let the dancers’ individual characters shine. A warm, entertaining evening for all ages the work will be created in collaboration with local musicians and vocal artists, including Portland’s Susannah Mars and Richard Bower.

PROGRAM 3: THE STRAVINSKY PROJECT

February 26 – March 6, 2011 / Keller Auditorium / Soloist Musicians

—Firebird (2004): Igor Stravinsky / Yuri Possokhov

—A New Work (2011) – World Premiere:  Igor Stravinsky / Anne Mueller, Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, Rachel Tess  

—The Rite of Spring (2009):

Igor Stravinsky /Christopher Stowell

PROGRAM 4: SONG AND DANCE

April 21 – May 1, 2011 / Newmark Theatre / Soloist Musicians

—Left Unsaid (2003): Johann Sebastian Bach / Nicolo Fonte

—Speak (1998): Bloodhound Gang / Trey McIntyre

—Eyes On You (2005): Cole Porter / Christopher Stowell

—TBD: Additional work to be determined

GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER (1954)

December 11-24, 2009 / Keller Auditorium

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / George Balanchine