Creation for Oregon Ballet Theatre
First performance: April 18, 2013
Original Music: Ryan Francis
Light Design: Michael Mazzola
Costume Design: Reid Bartelme

FROM THE PRESS:
"Set to a luminant strings-and-electronics score by Portland-born composer Ryan Francis, "Stream" swirls and surges in calm, clear lines, aided immensely by Reid Bartelme's ice-blue diaphanous costumes against the darkened stage. There's an airy serenity to the piece, although the 10 dancers are in near constant motion, streaming en masse, arcing into on-pointe spins, forming and dissolving patterns. Central dancers Alison Roper and Lucas Threefoot ground the work in fluid duets"
CATHERINE THOMAS, THE OREGONIAN, APRIL 20, 2013

"Swedish-born choreographer Pontus Lidberg’s world premiere Stream was a meditative movement study, set to an ethereal composition for electronics and strings by Portland composer Ryan Francis. Costume designer Reid Bartelme’s blue-gray unisex tunics rippled beautifully throughout the work, suggestive of its title. There was a constant stream of movement swirling across the stage: The women rolled across the men’s backs in slow-motion arcs, swooned forward into their waiting arms (a recurring motif with leads Alison Roper and Lucas Threefoot) or dipped lusciously into penchées. It was pure dance, and a pure pleasure to sink into."
HEATHER WISNER, DANCE MAGAZINE, MAY 2013