Aurora teen ready to dance
Savannah Rodriguez, from Aurora, will perform in The Portland Ballet's upcoming premiere of "Petrushka," on Thanksgiving weekend.
Rodriguez, 17, trains in The Portland Ballet's Youth Company and is a senior at Wilsonville High School. She has performed in "The Nutcracker," "The Enchanted Toyshop," and two Youth Company shows at The Portland Ballet, "Current/Classic." She has studied ballet for 12 years, and has also trained at Westside Dance Academy and SMJ Performing Arts.
Set during Thanksgiving dinner at an iconic historic hotel in the glamorous 1950s, immigrant busboy Petrushka is in love with a dazzling lounge singer, who in turn is in love with a dashing doorman. This timeless story of unrequited love and heartbreak will be paired with John Clifford's stirring Firebird for a thrilling all-Stravinsky program performed live by the Portland State University Orchestra.
Performances are Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 1 and 5 p.m., at PSU Lincoln Hall. The whole show moves along quickly in just 80 minutes. Tickets start at $10. For more information, check the website at theportlandballet.org or call 503-452-8448.
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