Keller Auditorium

Face to Face

Updated COVID-19 Attendance Policy

  • At this time no children under 12 are permitted to attend this performance.
  • Proof of vaccination, or negative Covid PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance for all patrons.
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone inside the theater at all times.
  • No food or drink inside the theater.

For the most up to date information regarding Oregon Ballet Theatre’s COVID policy, please visit their website: https://www.obt.org/covid-policy-updates/.


This fall we return to the stage with three powerful ballets that bring us face-to-face with human nature. In Ben Stevenson’s intimate Three Preludes, a cautious studio flirtation between two dancers transforms into passion – their flowing movements increasing in speed and intensity as they are swept away by their love. This renowned ballet has been performed by major companies the world over. We are delighted to bring it to Portland.

Adding a thrilling counterpoint, we present George Balanchine’s iconic The Four Temperaments. Sparse and mesmerizing, the plotless work is loosely based on the ancient notion that human disposition is comprised of a mix of four personality types. But as with all things Balanchine, the ballet is ultimately an expression of the pure possibility and joy of dancing.

We close with SculptedClouds an otherworldly exploration of man’s relationship with nature from rising star Jennifer Archibald. Dancers reach for the sky in soaring lifts set to the ethereal beat-driven music of Dead Can Dance. But the clouds are beyond them – boundless, airy, and free – and will not be controlled.

Program

Three Preludes – OBT Premiere!
Choreography: Ben Stevenson
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Four Temperaments
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Paul Hindemith

SculptedClouds
Choreography: Jennifer Archibald
Music: Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry, Roger Goula

Keller Auditorium : Upcoming Events

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Jesus Christ Superstar art

Broadway in Portland presents Jesus Christ Superstar at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 09/28 - 10/03
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Shen Yun image of dancer

Oregon Falun Dafa Association presents Shen Yun at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium October 7–9, 2021.

Showing: 10/07 - 10/09
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Face to Face photo image of dancers

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Face to Face at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium on October 15 & 16,...

Showing: 10/15 - 10/16
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Tosca art image

Portland Opera presents Tosca at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium October 29–November 6, 2021....

Showing: 10/29 - 11/06
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MEAN GIRLS show art image

Broadway in Portland presents Mean Girls at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium November 10–14, 2021...

Showing: 11/10 - 11/14
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Portland'5 presents The Price Is Right Live Stage Show at Keller Auditorium on Monday, November 15, 2021...

Showing: 11/15