Ballet Fantastique


Concert Season & Events

The Season
Photo: Reathel Geary

Tales from the Floating World
Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
WITH THE AWARD-WINNING PORTLAND TAIKO AND RENOWNED KOTO PLAYER MITSUKI DAZAI

“Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world.” —Poet Asai Ryoui (17th century)

Ballet Fantastique’s NEW LEGENDS season continues with Tales from the Floating World, a landmark contemporary ballet premiere inspired by the haunting and powerful music of Portland Taiko and live koto player Mitsuki Dazai. Partnering with the award-winning ensemble drummers, choreographer-producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager bring to life ancient Asian legends of samurai adventure, romance, and the supernatural.
Tales from the Floating World fuses fierce rhythm and indelible melody with evocative movement, weaving together the sounds of the ancient past to tell epic stories from a world of caprice.

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Portland Taiko

Performance Dates

Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 pm

Soreng Theater, Hult Center


One Eugene Center

Eugene, OR 97401

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Box Office Phone:
541-682-5000

Hult Box Office Hours:
T-F 12-5 pm and S 11am-3 pm

CIRQUE FANTASTIQUE

Sat. Jun. 20, 7 pm
Wildish Theater, Downtown Springfield

A charming tour de force of a retro circus ballet troupe, complemented with new contemporary ballet works created by Ballet Fantastique's directors and company artists--and performed by the next generation of Ballet Fantastique young artists.

Photo: Stephanie Urso

SUMMER SOIREE FOR SHOES

AUG. 1, 2015
HOME OF SCOTT SOUTH + ANNETTE BRIGGS

Join Ballet Fantastique supporters Scott South and Annette Briggs, Ballet Fantastique choreographers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager, the artists of Ballet Fantastique, Chef Crystal Platt and Kirsten Hansen (Route 5) for a summer feast complete with great wines and great company as we raise the barre on funding pointe shoes for the women of Ballet Fantastique.

Photo: Stephanie Urso

OPEN BARRE/OPEN REHEARSAL SERIES

Fall Open Barre: Weds. Sept. 23, 2015
Winter Open Barre: Weds. Feb. 17, 2016
Spring Open Barre: Weds. April 27, 2016
City Center for Dance, Downtown 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 Party Downtown.

Photo: Stephanie Urso