In a Clearing

Part 2 of Spring Digital Production

Premiering on YouTube, April 9, 2021, 7pm.

Choreography by Karl Watson


Video to premiere April 9, 2021, at 7pm.

Choreographer Karl Watson describes In a Clearing as a 3-part piece processing the shared emotional journey that many of us have had over the past year. This reflective piece begins with expression of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty, but the tension resolves in finding a sense of clarity, peace, and even a sense of self in spite of it all.


In a Clearing: Behind the Scenes Video

Go behind the scenes with the In a Clearing’s choreographer and OBT dancers to learn more about how they created and filmed this production!

Meet the Choreographer Blog

“This has been such a unique and profound experience, and everyone’s journey throughout this past year has been really different. I wanted to come to terms with a lot of tragedy, stress, and anxiety of the past year and find some sense of peace to reflect and move forward.”

Meet Karl Watson, Seattle choreographer, dancer with Whim W’Him, Seattle Contemporary Dance and Olympic Ballet School instructor!

In a Clearing Trailer

Olympic Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit professional dance company, relying on ticket revenue from productions to support future projects. We are offering the viewing of In a Clearing free of charge to our community, but if you are able, please donate to support OBT.

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Spring Digital Production was made possible by our sponsors:

Special thank you to all donors who contributed to OBT’s Covid-19 Relief Fund and supported this production!

This Program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts.