Welcome to an intimate taste of bold new art in the Northwest.

 

Ballet Fantastique’s intimate Open Barre / Open Rehearsal / Release Party Series began in 2010 to give audience members a chance to see the new art in the making—up close in Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful downtown Eugene City Center for Dance.

On three select Wednesdays throughout each season, our full company performs brief performance excerpts from an upcoming Ballet Fantastique world premiere or BFan original performance.

When you join us for Open Barre, you’ll also experience a wine tasting, custom nibbles inspired by the show concept and theme, have a chance to briefly refresh on the literary stories and themes that have inspired our new work (featuring some of our favorite guest University of Oregon professors), see select excerpts from the upcoming Ballet Fantastique project, meet the dancers and Donna & Hannah up close, and mingle with other BFan season subscribers, too.

We’ll see you soon.

19-20 OPEN BARRE SEASON PRESENTING SUPPORT

City Center for Dance
960 Oak St. / Eugene, OR 97401 / Call us: 541-342-4611

Parking: Free on evenings and weekends // Street parking or above in the Oak Street Overpark


photo: bob williams

photo: bob williams

Nevermore: Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Open Barre

Event date: Wed. Oct. 16, 2019 @ 6:30-8 pm (City Center for Dance, Eugene)

  • 6:30 pm: Say hi • Wine tasting + nibbles
    (BFan Admin Space/Breezeway)

  • 6:50 pm: Tour the BFan creative spaces • See the new costumes
    (BFan CCD creative loft)

  • 7 pm: Brief introduction on Edgar Allan Poe • Themes + motifs to look for • Questions with Dr. Barbara Mossberg, University of Oregon Honors College
    (BFan CCD studio)

  • 7:15 pm: Open rehearsal excerpts from the upcoming world premiere with Donna + Hannah and the artists of Ballet Fantastique

$10 at the door or free for BFan 19-20 season subscribers with your BFAN RED CARD (included in your season subscription)
Please RSVP with your number of guests to: 541-342-4611 or events@balletfantastique.org


photo: gustavo ramirez

photo: gustavo ramirez

Dragon & the Night Queen Open Barre

Event date: Wed. Feb. 26, 2020 @ 6:30-8 pm (City Center for Dance, Eugene)
 

  • 6:30 pm: Say hi • Wine tasting + nibbles
    (BFan Admin Space/Breezeway)

  • 6:50 pm: Tour the BFan creative spaces • See the new costumes
    (BFan CCD creative loft)

  • 7 pm: Brief introduction on Edgar Allan Poe • Themes + motifs to look for • Questions with Dr. Barbara Mossberg, University of Oregon Honors College
    (BFan CCD studio)

  • 7:15 pm: Open rehearsal excerpts from the upcoming world premiere with Donna + Hannah and the artists of Ballet Fantastique

$10 at the door or free for BFan 19-20 season subscribers with your BFAN RED CARD (included in your season subscription)
Please RSVP with your number of guests to: 541-342-4611 or events@balletfantastique.org


photo: bob williams

photo: bob williams

LUNA Mística Open Barre

Event date: Wed. Apr. 29, 2020 @ 6:30-8 pm (City Center for Dance, Eugene)
 

  • 6:30 pm: Say hi • Wine tasting + nibbles
    (BFan Admin Space/Breezeway)

  • 6:50 pm: Tour the BFan creative spaces • See the new costumes
    (BFan CCD creative loft)

  • 7 pm: Brief introduction on Edgar Allan Poe • Themes + motifs to look for • Questions with Dr. Barbara Mossberg, University of Oregon Honors College
    (BFan CCD studio)

  • 7:15 pm: Open rehearsal excerpts from the upcoming world premiere with Donna + Hannah and the artists of Ballet Fantastique

$10 at the door or free for BFan 19-20 season subscribers with your BFAN RED CARD (included in your season subscription)

$10 at the door or free for BFan 19-20 season subscribers
Please RSVP with your number of guests to: 541-342-4611 or events@balletfantastique.org