"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)
Fall Open Barre: Weds. October 5, 2016 from 6:30-8 pm
Winter Open Barre: Weds. Feb. 22, 2017 from 6:30-8 pm
City Center for Dance, Downtown Eugene, OR
Spring Open Barre: Weds. May 3, 2017 from 6:30-8 pm
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
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
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.