Olympic Ballet Theatre announces 2019-20 season

Jun 19, 2019
Courtesy of: Olympic Ballet Theatre

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2019–20 performance season will open Aug. 3 with the annual summer performance at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The highlight of this performance will be the premiere of an Act I excerpt of” Don Quixote.” This romantic comedy, originally choreographed by Maruis Petipa to a score by Ludwig Minkus, premiered in 1869 in Russia.

“Don Quixote” has undergone several revisions over the past century, but continues to be a tour de force, requiring a company of skilled dancers.

The year’s performance will also feature pieces choreographed by local choreographers, including Karen Herr, who will be working in conjunction with Olympic Ballet School’s Summer Intensives and will be choreographing a performance piece for selected students.

On Oct. 26 OBT will hold its annual Dinner & Auction, this year sporting a spooky Halloween theme – costumes are encouraged.

This annual fundraiser includes live entertainment as well as food and wine, silent and live auctions on a wide variety of items, and other festivities. All proceeds go to supporting OBT’s performance season.

The holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” features choreography by artistic directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev, after the original choreography of Marius Petipa, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.

Performances of “The Nutcracker” will run from Dec. 13-23, presented in Edmonds and Everett. This year’s run will include new performance times, an additional abridged matinee performance on Friday, Dec. 20, and an all-new Monday afternoon full-length performance Dec. 23, both at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The season will finish with a somewhat recent addition to OBT’s vast repertoire, “The Sleeping Beauty”; the first full premiere was staged in spring 2016. This fairy tale will March 28-29 March 28 & 29 in Edmonds and April 4 in Everett.

More information: olympicballet.org.

Olympic Ballet Theatre is seeking new board members and volunteers for item procurement and at the dinner and auction. Contact dance@olympicballet.comfor more info.

 

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