Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beaverton City Library Hosts Performance by Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 (Photo)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 10th, 2017 10:33 AM
Downloadable file: Beaverton City Library will host a free performance by Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 on Sunday, May 21. The 12 pre-professional dancers in OBT2 will perform a selection of classical and contemporary works. (Photo/Oregon Ballet Theatre)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Join Beaverton City Library on Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a free performance by Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 (OBT2) at 12375 SW Fifth St.

OBT2 is a group of 12 talented pre-professional dancers, chosen by national audition, who share the stage with dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre in large productions such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Presented by former American Ballet Theatre ballerina and OBT2 program director Lisa Sundstrom, the dancers will perform a mix of classical and contemporary work, including Le Grand Pas de Trios des Odalisques, by the most famous classical ballet choreographer of all time, Marius Petipa; Crush Pas de Deux, a contemporary duet by former OBT ballerina Alison Roper, with music by Brian Crane; and Bournonville Dances, excerpts of well-loved dances by 19th century Danish choreographer, August Bournonville.

This program is free and open to the public.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of 15 member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."

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