“A bold, cross-disciplinary ballet company. . . filled with virtuosos. . . insanely talented. ” —Eugene Weekly
Join Ballet Fantastique for a delicious venture into Jane Austen's classic romance from choreographer-producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager. Ballet Fantastique's new Pride & Prejudice: A Parisian Jazz Ballet brings Austen's spirited women, nosy neighbors, embarrassing relatives, determined bachelors, and smarmy cads to life—all in a 1920's Paris filled with joie de vivre.
Sparks fly when the fiery Elizabeth "Bennette" (now French) and her four sisters meet the single, rich, and dashing British aristocrats Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley at the Bennette family's jazz cabaret in a smoky back alley of Montmartre. There, at "Le Moulin Bleu," be prepared for a playful battle between pride and passion in what Ballet Fantastique does best: all-original choreography, live music, and a daring twist on a classic story. Don't miss Ballet Fantastique's Pride & Prejudice: A Parisian Jazz Ballet, with Gerry Rempel and the Jazz Cats playing iconic French jazz and new works (the Gerry Rempel Jazz Syndicate).
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