Ballet Fantastique's all-original full-length ballet
Performance dates: Fri-Sun, Mar. 2-4, 2018 (Hult Center, Eugene)
Live music: LA-based band Incendio + virtuoso violinist Brandon Vance plays the original music of Oregon composer Kim Angelis
All-original choreography: Donna + Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
Ballet Fantastique’s ground-breaking ZORRO®: The Ballet returns to the Hult Center in 2018. This contemporary ballet re-telling of the legendary masked Diego de la Vega—aka “El Zorro” (the Fox)—premiered in 2013. Choreographer-Producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager’s ZORRO®: The Ballet tells the origin story of the titular hero, set in a world in flux: Spanish America and Barcelona, a backdrop including decadent romance and fierce political intrigue, conflict between Native Americans and Spanish hacendados and great rivals from worlds of privilege.
To bring this great romance adventure to life, Ballet Fantastique partners with LA-based Latin fusion band Incendio and the Oregon composer Kim Angelis—under the mesmerizing arm of star violinist Brandon Vance. Angelis’s unique blend of gypsy violin, flamenco, and classical elements and Incendio’s pyrotechnic fusion of jazz, rock, and fierce Latin guitar propel ZORRO®’s heroic journey.