"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)
Spring Open Barre: Wednesday, April 29 LIVE MUSIC: Shelley & Cal and the Agents of Unity
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