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The Portland Ballet’s “Petrushka”
November 29, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Two Southeast Portland dancers will perform in The Portland Ballet’s world premiere of Tom Gold’s Petrushka on Thanksgiving weekend.
Ingrid Olson, 15, is homeschooled and in 10th grade. She has studied ballet for 10 years, and has also trained at Dance Center North. She has performed in The Enchanted Toyshop and The Nutcracker, and plays the piano, harp, and violin.
Josie Wagner, 12, is in 7th grade at Mount Tabor Middle School. She has studied ballet for 10 years, and has also trained at Laurelhurst Ballet Studio. She has performed in The Enchanted Toyshop andA Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Set during Thanksgiving dinner at an iconic historic hotel in the glamorous 1950s, immigrant busboy Petrushka is in love with a dazzling lounge singer, who in turn is in love with a dashing doorman. This timeless story of unrequited love and heartbreak will be paired with John Clifford’s stirring Firebird for a thrilling all-Stravinsky program performed live by the Portland State University Orchestra.
Performances: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019, 1 and 5 p.m., at PSU Lincoln Hall. The whole show moves along quickly in just 80 minutes. Tickets start at only $10. theportlandballet.org or 503-452-8448.