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What’s Your Day Job Joey Copsey?

Actor & Handyman BY DAY Owner and operator of Inherently Handy, the home fix-it wizard you wish you had. BY NIGHT An actor about town whose most recent performances include a farmer in Jane Austen’s Emma and a carpenter (of all things) for Moby Dick, Reheardes, which were both staged …

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The Evolving Vitality of Ballet

THE EVOLVING VITALITY OF BALLET “BALLET IS WOMAN,” Balanchine famously proclaimed and Serenade—the work that launched his career in America—is the quintessential expression of that statement. Balanchine began creating the ballet as a lesson in stage technique, incorporating rehearsal events (such as a student’s late arrival, or a fall) organically …

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Giants Before Us

GIANTS BEFORE US By Marty Hughley OREGON BALLET THEATRE opens its 2016–2017 season with a program aptly called GIANTS, featuring trailblazing works by master choreographers George Balanchine and William Forsythe along with a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte that boldly connects and extends those lofty legacies. Balanchine’s plotless …

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