>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!

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Arts Integration at Home – Recipe for Me Part 1

Posted Monday, May 4, 2020 Today’s activity is about you! Recipe for Me is a fun, thoughtful, and creative way [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Stop and Go and Jump

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Stop! And, go! And, Jump! This is a great activity that gets you up, moving, [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Excursions

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020 Today’s arts integration at home activity is a playful way to get the week started. [...]

From the Desk of our Board Chair

We hope today’s email finds you, your families, and your communities weathering the storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We hope [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Mirror

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Today’s arts integration activity, Mirror, is easy and low-risk. You can do it standing, from [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Hot Seating

Posted Monday, April 13, 2020 Today’s at-home activity, Hot Seating, gets kids acting! This activity allows them to a) think [...]

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!

Click here for a feed to this podcast of Spotify.

General podcast support thanks in part to a generous major project grant from the Maine Humanities Council.

Specific support for Toto podcast from Coffee by Design and the New England Foundation for the Arts.

 

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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