Ballet Fantastique's all-original full-length ballet
The Odyssey: The Ballet
EUGENE, OR: HULT CENTER
One Eugene Center, Eugene OR 97401
Hult Center Box Office: 541-682-5000
LIVE MUSIC: looping electronic violinist Cullen Vance
Friday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar. 2 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar. 3 at 2:30 pm
All-original choreography: Donna + Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
Ballet Fantastique’s all-original contemporary ballet version of The Odyssey is a new ballet chronicling the epic homeward journey of a great warrior hero. Choreographer-producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager forge hypnotic, fierce, hauntingly beautiful new choreographic territory, celebrating the dramatic prowess of Ballet Fantastique’s artists in translating Homer’s spectacular characters and fantastic story through dance. Homer’s ancient poem (800 BC) is literature’s grandest evocation of moral endurance through danger and caprice: Odysseus, King of Ithaca, has been imprisoned on the island of the nymph Kalypso following the Greek victory at Troy. Odysseus relies on his wit and wiliness in encounters with forces both natural and divine, including protectress Athena, bitter enemy Poseidon, the powerful witch-goddess Circe, and the fearsome Cyclops. Throughout Odysseus’ ten-year quest to return to Ithaca, brave and faithful Queen Penelope is his beacon. Don’t miss the energy and poetry of Homer's great epic tale, captured in Ballet Fantastique’s trademark contemporary ballet theater idiom—a new Odyssey to treasure for its sheer lyrical, artistic splendor.
LIVE BROADCAST: This concert will be live broadcast to international audiences via the website Concert Window (Sunday, Mar. 3 @ 2:30 pm PST). Click here to learn more/sign up to watch.
Featuring music from Athens-based Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody, Audiomachine, and live looping electric violinist Cullen Vance.