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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 amidst it all you’ve also seen local and national press coverage on the impact of COVID-19 closures and cancellations on Ovations and all our peer organizations in the country's arts and cultural sectors. As our own Executive & Artistic [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 and wholly engaged community – and the work of our many sister organizations, businesses and philanthropic entities – make this so. Ovations is more grateful than ever to be alongside you all. While so many of [...]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Categories: From Aimee|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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, libraries, and arts organization are mobilizing to respond to the coronavirus. We are working to keep our patrons, staff, and community safe; creating innovative ways to entertain, serve, and keep you connected; and doing our [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Raising the Barre Series Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty” Family Friendly Time

Raise the Barre Series One of the most famous works of the classical ballet repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty is a sumptuous delight for all ages. Artistic Director Elena Radchenko – a legendary dancer of the Bolshoi – and her Russian National Ballet bring the timeless fairy tale to life with a company of 50 set [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CANCELLED – Pre-performance Lecture: “Tchaikovsky in his Time.” Free, public lecture before Russian National Ballet: 'The Sleeping Beauty'

ABOUT THE LECTURE During the 1860s to 1890s – a period of rapid industrialization, new social freedoms, and extreme political violence – the arts in Russia flourished, competing on the world stage in literature, painting, and music. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky stood at the center of this ferment, looking to both native Russian and defiantly cosmopolitan [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Russian National Ballet Performance Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear friends: As we mark the time we would have been regaling in the majestic beauty of the Russian National Ballet, I am grateful to have this opportunity to share why we chose this production for Portland: story ballets are ideal for families and newcomers to dance alike. One’s first encounter with the great tradition [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Categories: Raise the Barre, Shows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

CANCELLED – Pre-Performance Panel: “Glorious Visions of Maine’s Watershed”

**DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF PANELISTS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.** Join this panel of Maine scientists, policy makers, activists and community members in a conversation that explores our human connections to and visions for Maine’s watershed. What were pre-colonial Maine’s waterways like, and what are Native Americans’ roles in watershed restoration? What are the [...]

Bicentennial and Raising the Barre Series Miwa Matreyek: “Glorious Visions in Animation”

  https://youtu.be/-91W32JHF-M “Magical...The sheer breadth of the imagery...is unlike anything you’ve seen before” — LOS ANGELES TIMES Raise the Barre Series Bicentennial Series Read program notes by Executive and Artistic Director Aimée Petrin Merging cinematic vistas with intricate shadow play, multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, surreal, visually rich fusions of intricate animation [...]

Miwa Matreyek Performance Notes by Aimée Petrin

Dear Friends, I first saw Miwa perform several years ago in LA, her home base. I was immediately mesmerized by the imagery, soundscape and her presence on stage. I was captivated then and remain so. Miwa works at the intersection of performance and media. Her art exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal [...]

Raising the Barre Series Malpaso Dance Company

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJba8XQp8Q4 “...a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning...Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional." - Los Angeles Times Raise the Barre Series Passionate and precise, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company blends their classical training with “lushly earthy modern dance” (Boston Globe) alongside influences of social dances and capoeira. Though their name translates [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments