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

OPEN BARRE/OPEN REHEARSAL SERIES

Fall Open Barre: Weds. Sept. 30, 2015
Winter Open Barre: Weds. Feb. 17, 2016
City Center for Dance, Downtown Eugene, OR

Spring Open Barre: Weds. April 27, 2016
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

MOTHER'S DAY BEAUTIES BRUNCH

Sunday, May 8th, 2016, Noon - 1:30 PM
Oregon Wine LAB, 488 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR

This Mother's Day, join Ballet Fantastique at Oregon Wine LAB for a fun brunch event preceding our matinee performance of Scarlet Flower: Beauty and the Beast Retold! Enjoy tasty treats, a chair massage, craft your own DIY corsage to wear, and take photos with Beauty and the Beast!

Photo: Stephanie Urso

La Prom Bohème

Saturday, May 21st, 8:00 - Late
HiFi Music Hall, 44 E. 7th Ave., Eugene, OR

Ballet Fantastique joins forces with our friends High Step Society and HiFi Music Hall to throw an end-of season dance party bash you won't want to miss!

Photo: Stephanie Urso

Frenchtastique

Donna and Hannah Bontrager, Academy directors
ACADEMY OF BALLET FANTASTIQUE SPRING CONCERT

Please join us for the perfect start to your summer—a sweet collection of whimsical original works performed by the next generation of young Ballet Fantastique dancers. Frenchtastique is a charming tour de force… complemented with new contemporary ballet works created by Ballet Fantastique's directors and company artists.