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

LET IT SNOW

ACADEMY OF BALLET FANTASTIQUE WINTER CONCERT WILDISH THEATER

A sweet collection of jazzy new holiday works performed by the next generation of Ballet Fantastique dancers—with the Ballet Fantastique contemporary chamber company dancers in Big Band Nutcracker excerpts, too!

Photo: Stephanie Urso

OPEN BARRE

OPEN REHEARSALS + TASTING RECEPTION

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.

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COOKING WITH THE CHOREOGRAPHERS

WITH PARTY DOWNTOWN + WILLIAM ROSE WINES

We know what you're doing for Valentine's Day... Join Ballet Fantastique on Sun. Feb. 16 at 5 pm for a four course gourmet dinner, cooking demonstration, and wine pairings--it's our favorite winter event with a hot Caribbean theme.