Oregon Dance

Rochelle Glover '16Rochelle Glover, '16
Photography by R.L. Milstein

April 18 & 19, 2014

Majestic Theatre
115 Southwest 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR (map)

All Seats reserved
$15 general
$10 students/seniors


All seats are reserved. On line ticketing will be available at The Majestic Theatre or 541-738-7469. Tickets may also be purchased at the Majestic Theatre Box Office from noon-5pm, Wed - Fri. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

Oregon Dance was established to honor the rich legacy and history that is the essence of modern dance, and to share its unique power as an art form with others. In the last 15 years, Oregon Dance has relinquished its original “company” label and is now primarily a vehicle for giving talented OSU students an opportunity to perform, without the benefit of a dance department.

Oregon Dance Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Carol Soleau, an Associate Professor of dance at OSU, founded Oregon Dance 35 years ago, as a means to promote the importance of Modern Dance in our culture. Over 200 dances later she is still creating new kinesthetic and thought provoking works.

Her latest modern dance pieces include a solo for Erin Kelly entitled "Renewal" to the compelling music of Olifur Arnalds. The haunting cello sounds by Zoe Keating provide the foundation for an enigmatic trio “Dark to Light". The dancers must come to terms with the eerie environment that they are caught within. The Jazz III class at OSU will present two modern jazz dances, one of which, "Party" is a fast paced collection of social connections. Ms. Soleau is also reviving her 2002 work "Tip-toeing Tulips". This amusing piece involves the transforming properties of costume manipulations.

Guest choreographers include Michael Onstad, a long time ballet teacher and dancer in Corvallis. His duet "Adytum5" explores the justice in the follower becoming the leader.

The concert is sponsored by the School of Biological and Population Sciences, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the OSU Foundation, and the Alonzo and Jennie Bonsal Foundation. 

Read "Artistic director celebrates 35 years at OSU"

Watch Avery Grant, '15 and Sean Carrigg '13 rehearse this year's performance of "Isle" from the 2012 Oregon Dance