Ballet Fantastique: World Premiere - Cleopatra

Soreng Theater
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm
$40-$85; college and youth discounts available
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All-original new choreography: Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers

WORLD PREMIERE: A fecund carpet, an asp, an empire almost lost to a pair of kohl-rimmed eyes. Cleopatra VII—a luminous Hellenistic queen in an Egyptian kingdom in a Roman world, juggling personae to shock, awe, love, rule, and endure—inspires Ballet Fantastique’s defiant and spellbinding new contemporary ballet premiere, set to the Levantine modern electronic sound of blockbuster musicians Beats Antique, playing live at the Hult Center for the first time. Choreographer-Producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager weave a lavish and intoxicating world filled with dangerous romance and fierce political intrigue: Great rivals from worlds of privilege collide and Cleopatra—scholar, mother, ruler-goddess, bold architect-visionary of a unified Egypt—plays war and romance, politics and power, love and jealousy, alliance and misalliance. Cleopatra is BFan’s most boldly extravagant new art in history. All-new dance theater, all-live original music. Be there.

Project premiere support: Nils and Jewel Hult Endowment — Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

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