The Odyssey: The Ballet, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1

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The Odyssey: The Ballet, Feb. 27-Mar. 1
Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
WITH LIVE MUSIC: CULLEN VANCE, LIVE LOOPING MUSICIAN/COMPOSER

In a bold BFan premiere, The Odyssey chronicles the homeward voyage of a great warrior hero. Homer’s ancient poem 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. Quick, clever, and calculating, 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’ epic journey, brave and faithful Queen Penelope is his beacon. In The Odyssey, Donna and Hannah forge hypnotic, fierce, and 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.

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