Ballet Fantastique


Dragon

The Dragon & the Night Queen: Celtic Stories
Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
Libretto: Donna & Hannah Bontrager, Genevieve & Deborah Speer
WITH LIVE MUSIC: ELIOT GRASSO + GERRY REMPEL ENSEMBLE

Ancient Ireland is a mesmerizing world haunted by elemental powers and dragons, gatekeepers to other worlds and guardians of universal treasures. In Dragon & the Night Queen: Celtic Stories, Donna and Hannah forge a new telling of ancient Irish legends with live music by Gerry Rempel Ensemble and internationally-renowned Irish musician Eliot Grasso. New choreography, drama, and live songcraft capture the rich myths of Morgan le Fay (sea goddess of the legends of Avalon), the Night Queen Rhiannon, the Morrigan, and the Dragon King. Anchored in the medieval, Dragon & the Night Queen promises a bonny, defiant new ballet—a vivid exploration of new borders, filled with riotous spirit.

  • A new world premiere from Ballet Fantastique for those who liked BFan’s Tales from the Floating World and The Odyssey
  • Medieval faerieworlds collide; fantastical sets, costumes, and evocative, powerful contemporary ballet choreography
  • Great date night (but as always, tasteful and compelling theater for younger audiences, too)

Find out more about the music and story for Dragon & the Night Queen here (see Program Notes)!



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FEATURING:

  • Acoustic and electric guitars, bouzouki (Gerry Rempel)
  • Uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, fiddle (Eliot Grasso)
  • Keyboard, accordion, recorder (John Polese)
  • Acoustic and electric percussion (Merlin Showalter)
  • Acoustic and electric bass (Rick Carter)
  • Vocalists (Cindy Kenny, Alyse Jamieson)

Performance Dates

Coast Performance Dates

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 7 pm (Florence Events Center)

Eugene Performance Dates

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Hult)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Hult)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Hult)

Tickets

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THEATER INFO

Florence Events Center

715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
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Soreng Theater, Hult Center

One Eugene Center Eugene, OR 97401
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OPEN BARRE/OPEN REHEARSAL SERIES

Fall Open Barre: Weds. October 5, 2016 from 6:30-8 pm
Winter Open Barre: Weds. Feb. ​22, ​2017 from 6:30-8 pm
City Center for Dance, Downtown Eugene, OR

Spring Open Barre: Weds. ​May 3, 2017 from 6:30-8 pm
Oregon Wine LAB, 488 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR

An intimate taste of the best of the Northwest! Join the Ballet Fantastique dancers, choreographers, and musicians at Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful downtown City Center for Dance (960 Oak St) on selected Wednesdays throughout the season for a behind-the-scenes open rehearsal preview of new performance premieres in progress, plus tastings from Oregon Wine LAB/William Rose Wines and custom nibbles from Sundance Catering.

Photo: Stephanie Urso