Portland Ballet Co. presents “The Victorian Nutcracker”

Portland Ballet’s a Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season with newly designed backdrops and set pieces inspired by Portland’s Victoria Mansion. New backdrops and set pieces are made possible thanks to a generous grant by the Davis Family Foundation.

A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by the curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. This version, with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past, is sure to please audience members of all ages.

Portland Ballet Co. presents “The Victorian Nutcracker”

Portland Ballet’s a Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season with newly designed backdrops and set pieces inspired by Portland’s Victoria Mansion. New backdrops and set pieces are made possible thanks to a generous grant by the Davis Family Foundation.

A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by the curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. This version, with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past, is sure to please audience members of all ages.

Studio for the Living Arts Dance Complex presents “The Nutcracker”

Studio for the Living Arts annual production of “The Nutcracker”. Produced by Elizabeth Avantaggio and Kate Smedal, this unique, full-length production is the perfect way to introduce young children to the beauty of classical ballet. Stunning choreography with vibrant costumes and set create a magical Holiday production. The cast performs to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Studio for the Living Arts Dance Complex presents “The Nutcracker”

Studio for the Living Arts annual production of “The Nutcracker”. Produced by Elizabeth Avantaggio and Kate Smedal, this unique, full-length production is the perfect way to introduce young children to the beauty of classical ballet. Stunning choreography with vibrant costumes and set create a magical Holiday production. The cast performs to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Portland Ovations presents- Music from the Sole: “Partido”

Blurring the line between a dance and music performance, PARTIDO explores the convergence of percussive dance and live music with contemporary urban styles in African-American and Afro-Brazilian culture. Inspired by Leonardo Sandoval’s experience as an Afro-Brazilian immigrant in the United States, PARTIDO celebrates and highlights the deep connections between Afro-rooted culture in both countries, connecting tap with styles like samba and house dance through shared rhythms and footwork.

Post-Performance Discussion
Directly following the performance, join the performers and creative team for a discussion. Audience members will be invited to ask questions.

Headliners Dance Competition

Setting standards for the competition industry for 28 years! A true competition experience focusing on realistic scoring and awards. Judges must have extensive teaching experience and include training young dancers. Run by a former dance studio owner and competition team teacher that offers a fun, professional event and provides scholarships and opportunities to the dancers.

Headliners Dance Competition

Setting standards for the competition industry for 28 years! A true competition experience focusing on realistic scoring and awards. Judges must have extensive teaching experience and include training young dancers. Run by a former dance studio owner and competition team teacher that offers a fun, professional event and provides scholarships and opportunities to the dancers.

Headliners Dance Competition

Setting standards for the competition industry for 28 years! A true competition experience focusing on realistic scoring and awards. Judges must have extensive teaching experience and include training young dancers. Run by a former dance studio owner and competition team teacher that offers a fun, professional event and provides scholarships and opportunities to the dancers.

Portland Ovations presents: Malpaso Dance Company

Passionate and precise, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company blends their classical training with “lushly earthy modern dance” (Boston Globe) alongside influences of social dances and capoeira. Though their name translates to “misstep,” the 11 dancers of Malpaso are never out of sync. Their Ovations’ program reflects Malpaso’s commitment to both leading international choreographers as well as emerging Cuban voices, featuring Why You Follow, Ron K. Brown’s melding of African and Cuban dance traditions; 24 Hours and a Dog, artistic director Osnel Delgado’s enduring work inspired by dancers’ lives in Havana, set to the Afro-Cuban strains of Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and Being (Ser), a brand new piece by company member Beatriz Garcia.

Portland Ballet Co. presents “Spooktacular”

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of Halloween-inspired dance! Raffle drawing & Costume Parade at intermission.