"He had been near death so many times that he had lost his fear of living."
―Isabel Allende, Zorro
From the daredevil imaginations of Ballet Fantastique’s acclaimed producer-choreographers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager comes ZORRO® The Ballet, re-telling the famed legend of the masked Diego de la Vega, better known as “El Zorro” (“The Fox”).
ZORRO’s® swashbuckling setting—with its great rivals from worlds of privilege—sets the stage for the choreographers’ mischievous exploration of the hero’s complexities. There is Diego, lover of peace and wisdom, as well as Zorro, force of change, clever trickster, famous lover. And of course, ZORRO® features BFan’s trademark live original music, with gypsy-inspired music by the LA-based and virtuoso violinist-composer .
See why Portland Monthly Magazine calls Ballet Fantastique “imaginative geniuses.” Experience ZORRO® The Ballet, opening BFan’s NEW LEGENDS season with dramatic all-original choreography, witty storytelling, brilliant live music, and playful dance theater.
Incendio, live from LA
Excerpts from BFan's 2011 Incendio collaboration (all-original choreography by Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager)
ACADEMY OF BALLET FANTASTIQUE
JUN. 21, 2014 • 7 pm
The perfect start to your summer—a sweet collection of whimsical original works performed by the next generation of young Ballet Fantastique dancers.