>Our Stories

Portland Ovations is your Maine nonprofit home for the performing arts.
We use dance, music, and theater to share stories, conversations, and experiences from around the world.
We also create opportunities to share powerful arts experiences through Ovations Offstage (O2),
which offers performing arts education for all ages, including School-Time Performances, Masterclasses,
and free Pre-Performance Lectures, panels, and community events.
And now, we invite you to join these conversations through “Our Stories:”
blogs, videos, and podcasts to connect us all more deeply to Ovations’ artists, their stories, and the magic between us.

BLOG: O2, The Air We Breathe

brings you original context for our artists and performances. Whether pre-performance preparatory notes, post-performance after glow’s making connections to broader issues, or arts integrated learning activities for home schooling, we’ve got all this and more right here.
Subscribe, respond, and become a part of the conversation!

Arts Integration at Home – Sentence-At-A-Time Story

SENTENCE-AT-A-TIME STORY Posted Monday, April 6, 2020 Today’s at-home activity is a classic improvisation game - Sentence-at-a-Time Story. This [...]

We’re Here With You

Dear Friends, Ours is one of the most vibrant, unique and culturally rich cities in the country. You, our creative [...]

Arts Integration at Home – This is Not a..

THIS IS NOT A... Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy April Fool’s Day! In honor of the silliness of [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Narrative Pantomime

NARRATIVE PANTOMIME Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 Narrative Pantomime is an active way for students to a) retell a [...]

Support Maine’s Cultural Community

March 23, 2020   Dear Friends and Supporters of Maine's Cultural Community, Like all parts of American society, Maine's museums, [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Role on the Wall

With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. We want to offer a [...]

PODCASTS: POV

NEW! Portland Ovations’ launched its POV Podcast Series in late 2019. Tune in to hear directly from artists, audiences, community members, and other commentators in episodes that take their cue from one of Ovations’ unique performance experiences.
Subscribe today to not miss an episode!

VIDEOS

Portland Ovations IS performing arts: we’ve got the best videos!
Whether you’re curious to watch previews of upcoming artists or look back’s to events in which you participated or ones you may have missed,
subscribe to our YouTube channel to explore all the ways
Ovations is Everywhere.

2019-2020 Moments to Remember

 

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