Oregon Ballet to cut budget by 28 percent
Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:10 PM
There is also a piece on how this looks and feels from the perspective of the company's dancers:
And here's something on the plans for a Gala fundraiser:
Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:11 PM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:25 PM
Is it of Ulbricht that someone remarked that they need to get him a titanium tambourine? Think of the publicity shot with Ulbricht facing off against the Trailblazers backboard... (I bet he can leap that high.) Seeing Megan Fairchild will be a real treat.
I saw Melody Herrera dance a lovely Nutcracker and was equally good in adagio and allegro passages. She should be lovely in "The Leaves Are Fading".
I wish I could be there. I hope everyone from Portland will review it here
Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:54 PM
Edited to add:
While this is preaching to the choir, if there is statistical evidence for this, how can arts education cuts be justified anywhere?
Why do our schools need the arts? Because kids who participate in the arts in school are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement than those who don't. They have better attendance, lower dropout rates, higher confidence and stronger writing skills. At-risk and special-needs students see stratospheric increases in achievement when their creativity is stimulated.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:22 AM
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:39 AM
That's great news. We are very happy. However, we did receive a notice from OBT this past week stating that our Sunday matinée tickets were being moved to Saturday for a couple performances. My guess is that it's due to the cutting of performances and saving on auditorium rental.
We haven't cancelled any performances for the upcoming season. In fact, we're doing four more shows next year than we did in 2008/09.
When you filled out your subscription form, did you indicate a first and second choice for performance days? It sounds like you might have been given the Saturday shows because the available seating in your section wasn't as good on Sundays - or else was sold out entirely.
I apologize if we switched your performance dates in error. If that's the case, please call our box office at 503.2.BALLET and we'll correct it right away.
Erik at OBT
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