Ballet like you’ve never seen it before!
Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 23rd at 2:30pm
Ballet Fantastique opens its 2011–2012 season with powerful bravura, when
the LA-based band Incendio plays its Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz fusion live with
ballet for the first time. Richly-textured, all-original choreography by mother-
daughter co-producers Donna and Hannah Bontrager shows off the critically-
acclaimed dancers of Ballet Fantastique’s chamber company. The sounds
of Incendio’s sweeping, passionate music meet the skill and daring of Ballet
Fantastique dancers in a celebration of brilliant live music and dance.
Saturday, January 28th at 7:30pm
“By telling these tales I might save myself…” Be transported through the eyes of the beautiful storyteller Scheherazade with this daring, exotic, and mysterious ballet. Inspired by the ancient treasury 1,001 Arabian Nights, choreographers Donna and Hannah Bontrager weave tales of adventure, truth, fantastic imagination, justice, and faith with their original choreography. With the ancient power of story, this all-new Ballet Fantastique production sweeps through Persia, Arabia, and India. Its lavish costuming and fantastic choreography will enthrall you.
Ballet Fantastique’s daring, all-original, rock and roll version of the Cinderella story is unstoppable! This ballet, set in the 1960′s to live soul-warming music by Satin Love lead singers Shelley and Cal James and their band, will rock to the nostalgic songs of The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Temptations, The Beatles, and more. Mother-daughter choreographers and producers Donna and Hannah Bontrager will bring it on with ballet like you’ve never seen it before.
And of course, our Open Barre series:
* Incendio Open Barre: Wednesday, October 12 from 6:30-8 pm
* Arabian Nights Open Barre: Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30-8 pm
* Cinderella: A Rock Opera Ballet Open Barre: Wednesday, May 2 from 6:30-8 pm
Performances and Open Barre aside… we have a Peter Rabbit tea party, a mother-daughter winery tour, and more!
Information on our entire season, including where to purchase tickets and register for events, available here.