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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30
Sun, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00
Thur, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30
Fri, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30
Sat, Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:30

RUNTIME: 2:12

World Premiere Work
Christopher Stowell / Dmitri Shostakovich
Almost Mozart
James Kudelka / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Liturgy
Christopher Wheeldon / Arvo Pärt
Bolero*
Nicolo Fonte / Maurice Ravel
*with guest artist Artur Sultanov

Almost Mozart’s “bursts of accidental beauty”, Liturgy’s “sublime meditation” and Bolero’s “raw power,” confirm the living language of classical ballet. These favorites by Kudelka, Wheeldon, and Fonte respectively, illuminate the legacy of top choreographers enticed to OBT over the last decade. How fitting, then, that this program features a world premiere by Christopher Stowell as well. As a special treat for Portland audiences, former Principal Dancer Artur Sultanov returns as a guest artist to dance Bolero with Alison Roper in every performance.

 

REVEAL Poster
Alison Roper, Artur Sultanov & Chauncey Parsons. Photos by Joni Kabana.

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30
Sun, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00
Thur, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30
Fri, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30
Sat, Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:30

RUNTIME: 2:12

PHOTOS & VIDEO

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30
Sun, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00
Thur, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30
Fri, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30
Sat, Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:30

RUNTIME: 2:12

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

REVEAL Playbill iPad version
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Read the Student Performance Series Study Guide!

See what local students are learning about the works on the REVEAL program in preparation for their field trip to the theater HERE.

SPS Study Guide Winter 2014
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Study Guide
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WATCH: Behind the Scenes Sneak Preview

Kevin Irving takes you behind the scenes of REVEAL! See the dancers in rehearsal as they prepare for this weekend's opening HERE

Kevin Irving's Thoughts on REVEAL

"So what's in the name REVEAL?  Aside from a playful allusion to the fascinating scenic world of Fonte's Bolero, in which an ever-evolving stage continually reveals intricacies, REVEAL promises new ways of looking at the world.  Once you succumb to the poetry of movement married to music in a live experience that you share with perhaps a thousand other people, you will begin to see and hear around you all sorts of unthought-of possibilities..." - Read more HERE

Kevin Irving

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30
Sun, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00
Thur, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30
Fri, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30
Sat, Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:30

RUNTIME: 2:12

PREVIEWS & REVIEWS

Oregon Ballet Theatre turns up the star power in 'Reveal' to open winter season (review)
"For its winter season 'Reveal' program, Oregon Ballet Theatre is counting on two high-wattage homecomings and a firmly contemporary program to draw audiences. Artistic director Kevin Irving has lured former principal dancer Artur Sultanov out of retirement to partner with Alison Roper -- soon to retire herself -- in Nicolo Fonte’s rousing 'Bolero,' which brought the house down at the Keller Auditorium on Saturday’s opening night." - Catherine Thomas for The Oregonian, READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

 

Live Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre, Reveal
"Alison Roper begins Bolero with steely energy, surrounded as she was in 2008, when the piece premiered, by metal panels that gradually rise as Ravel’s snare drum-driven score increases in intensity. Within moments, Artur Sultanov bursts gallantly from stage right and rushes to her, completing the time warp to six years ago when the pair first danced the piece by Nicolo Fonte." - Aaron Spencer for Willamette Week, READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

 

Revealed: ballet for the 21st century
"Rooted in our time, performed in the moment, they reveal a traditional art form stretched and kept alive to tell our stories" - Martha Ullman West, Oregon Arts Watch, READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

 

Showing It
"'Reveal' indeed revealed a lot about the current and future OBT – one that’s in good hands with the new director and a program that showcased its core of amazing dancers, OBT’s considerable and talented production abilities, and one that left us wanting more." - Dean Speer, Critical Dance, READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

 

Oregonian: Oregon Ballet Theatre's "Reveal" showcases contemporary dance rooted in tradition

"What does the future hold for Oregon Ballet Theatre? That's what the company's winter program – REVEAL – is all about."

'"It really is about the future of ballet,' says artistic director Kevin Irving. 'All four choreographers have deep roots in classical ballet and deep knowledge of our traditions, and they each update in their own very unique ways. I think it's exciting to see how classical traditions can also be contemporary.'" - Read the full article HERE

Artur Sultanov in Nicolo Fonte's Bolero.
Former Oregon Ballet Theatre principal dancer Artur Sultanov comes out of retirement to perform with Alison Roper in every performance of Nicolo Fonte's Bolero. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.
Dance Informa: Oregon Ballet Theatre to Present "Reveal" HERE

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30
Sun, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00
Thur, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30
Fri, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30
Sat, Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:30

RUNTIME: 2:12

CASTING

Casting is subject to change and is posted the week before opening.

A SECOND FRONT

2/22 EVE
2/23 MAT
2/27 EVE
2/28 EVE
3/1 EVE
Xuan Cheng
Xuan Cheng
Xuan Cheng
Xuan Cheng
Xuan Cheng
Haiyan Wu
Haiyan Wu
Haiyan Wu
Haiyan Wu
Haiyan Wu
Ansa Deguchi
Ansa Deguchi
Ansa Deguchi
Ansa Deguchi
Ansa Deguchi
Eva Burton
Eva Burton
Eva Burton
Eva Burton
Eva Burton
Martina Chavez
Martina Chavez
Martina Chavez
Martina Chavez
Martina Chavez
Makino Hayashi
Makino Hayashi
Makino Hayashi
Makino Hayashi
Makino Hayashi
Olivia Ornelas
Olivia Ornelas
Olivia Ornelas
Olivia Ornelas
Olivia Ornelas
Brian Simcoe
Brian Simcoe
Brian Simcoe
Brian Simcoe
Brian Simcoe
Chauncey Parsons
Chauncey Parsons
Chauncey Parsons
Chauncey Parsons
Chauncey Parsons
Brett Bauer
Brett Bauer
Brett Bauer
Brett Bauer
Brett Bauer
Ye Li
Ye Li
Ye Li
Ye Li
Ye Li
Jordan Kindell
Jordan Kindell
Jordan Kindell
Jordan Kindell
Jordan Kindell

Adam Hartley

Adam Hartley

Adam Hartley

Adam Hartley

Adam Hartley

Michael Linsmeier

Michael Linsmeier

Michael Linsmeier

Michael Linsmeier

Michael Linsmeier

ALMOST MOZART

2/22 EVE
2/23 MAT
2/27 EVE
2/28 EVE
3/1 EVE
Xuan Cheng
Candace Bouchard
Xuan Cheng
Candace Bouchard
Xuan Cheng
Michael Linsmeier
Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier
Avery Reiners
Michael Linsmeier
Jordan Kindell
Adam Hartley
Jordan Kindell
Adam Hartley
Jordan Kindell
Alison Roper
Martina Chavez
Alison Roper
Martina Chavez
Alison Roper
Brett Bauer
Brian Simcoe
Brett Bauer
Brian Simcoe
Brett Bauer

LITURGY

2/22 EVE
2/23 MAT
2/27 EVE
2/28 EVE
3/1 EVE
Haiyan Wu
Alison Roper
Haiyan Wu
Alison Roper
Haiyan Wu
Brian Simcoe
Brett Bauer
Brian Simcoe
Brett Bauer
Brian Simcoe

BOLERO

2/22 EVE
2/23 MAT
2/27 EVE
2/28 EVE
3/1 EVE
Alison Roper
Alison Roper
Alison Roper
Alison Roper
Alison Roper
Artur Sultanov
Artur Sultanov
Artur Sultanov
Artur Sultanov
Artur Sultanov
Xuan Cheng
Xuan Cheng
Haiyan Wu
Haiyan Wu
Xuan Cheng
Candace Bouchard
Candace Bouchard
Martina Chavez
Martina Chavez
Candace Bouchard
Makino Hayashi
Makino Hayashi
Eva Burton
Eva Burton
Makino Hayashi
Ansa Deguchi
Ansa Deguchi
Jenna Nelson
Jenna Nelson
Ansa Deguchi
Chauncey Parsons
Chauncey Parsons
Ye Li
Ye Li
Chauncey Parsons
Brian Simcoe
Brian Simcoe
Brett Bauer
Brett Bauer
Brian Simcoe
Michael Linsmeier
Michael Linsmeier
Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
Michael Linsmeier
Avery Reiners
Avery Reiners
Jordan Kindell
Jordan Kindell
Avery Reiners

 

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