Ballet Fantastique

Concert Season & Events

The Season
Photo: Stephanie Urso
Dancers: Richard Nebel, Amanda Coleman

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
+ Tales from the Floating World
Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
With the Ballet Fantastique company artists And Oregon Mozart Players featuring DaXun Zhang
Tales from the Floating World with international koto player Mitsuki Dazai

"… Zhang plays soulfully, lyrically and with an arresting delicacy that takes one by surprise...." — Washington Post

BFan presents its most audacious ballet yet, bringing the grand scope and flair of a wuxia classic to thrilling life. With Oregon Mozart Players, and double bass soloist DaXun Zhang, playing Tan Dun’s award-winning movie score.

Act I is Ballet Fantastique's critically acclaimed Tales from the Floating World--ancient Japanese legends with the haunting and powerful music of international koto player Mitsuki Dazai...Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager bring to life ancient Asian legends of samurai adventure, romance, and the supernatural. Tales from the Floating World fuses indelible melody with evocative movement, weaving together the sounds of the ancient past to tell epic stories from a world of caprice.

Program Notes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Program Notes Tales from the Floating World

Attention classroom teachers: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Outreach Matinee (3/2/17 at 10 am)

Outreach performance flier PDF- CLICK HERE

Outreach performance online registration form- CLICK HERE

Performance Dates

Friday, March 3rd, 2017, 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 2:30 pm

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Student Outreach Performance
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 10:00am
Hult Center, Soreng Theater


Soreng Theater, Hult Center

One Eugene Center

Eugene, OR 97401


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