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Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet October 6 & 8, 2017
MOMIX: Opus Cactus October 31, 2017
December 22–24, 2017
February 17–18, 2018
April 14–15, 2018
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Come Discover The World Your passport is ready! Join us as we embark on a grand world tour. One of the world’s foremost globetrekkers, Peer Gynt, is the inspiration for our 2017–2018 Season of Discovery. My new full-length ballet—based on Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s play, with scenery designed by multidisciplinary artist Jessey Zepeda and Japanese visual artist Satoko Motouji—will take us all on an unforgettable adventure. The entire family can journey with us to the jungles of India for the return of Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet, or escape to a winter wonderland in St. Petersburg at The Nutcracker. If something a bit more metropolitan is your flare, then you’re certain to come away dancing when Portland’s own Pink Martini provides its signature musical style to new choreography from Suzanne Haag and Sarah Ebert. This winter performance includes San Francisco based choreographer Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino set to Vivaldi’s music of Venice. Known internationally for presenting works of exceptional creativity and physical beauty, MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life in their revival production of Opus Cactus, a special evening we’re pleased to co-present with Hult Presents. Eugene Ballet would not be the company it is without our national and international dancers who work, play and dream dance, and delight us all with their beauty, grace, strength and agility. Let them take you on a trip this season to experience themes, styles and dance from all over the globe, enjoying it all right here in Eugene. TO NI PI M BL
Don’t forget to send us a postcard!
Friday, October 6 | 7:30 pm Sunday, October 8 | 2:00 pm Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Mowgli – The Jungle Book Ballet returns to the Hult Center after its spectacular 2012 world premiere! Experience the spirited adventures of Mowgli as he befriends and grows up with Baloo the Bear, and battles the larger-than-life Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa the Snake. An exotic retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s stories enjoyed by all ages, with fanciful costumes, masks, sets and world music that creates the magic of young Mowgli’s life in the jungle.
Choreography Toni Pimble Music Indian World Music Fusion Scenic and Puppet Design Gregory C. Crane Costume Design Jonna Hayden Mask Design Lynn Bowers Lighting Design Kelly Baum
“It will blow people’s minds how the dancers and puppeteers can make it come to life.” —Gregory Crane, Scenic Designer
TH E J U N G L E B O O K BAL L ET
Saturday, February 17 | 7:30 pm Sunday, February 18 | 2:00 pm Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Join us for an unforgettable performance as we again collaborate with the energetic, captivating, and self-proclaimed “little orchestra,” Pink Martini. Exciting new choreography accompany the band’s eclectic mix of world jazz, pop and classical music. You may find yourself in a conga line by the end of the show! To tantalize your dance palate, we open with San Francisco choreographer Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (Everything But the Kitchen Sink), celebrating “invention, relationships and sophisticated wit with wry gestures, beautiful formations and a warm humanity” (Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle). PERFORMANCE SPONSOR
Pink Martini Choreography Toni Pimble, Sarah Ebert, Suzanne Haag Music Pink Martini Costume Design Lito-John Demetita Lighting Design Michael Peterson Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino Choreography Val Caniparoli Music Antonio Vivaldi Costume Design Sandra Woodall Original Lighting Design Michael Oesch Costumes/Staging Courtesy of Smuin Ballet
“ This ballet [Pink Martini] just seemed to fly by, with enthusiastic audience members eating it up. The show left us wanting more.” —Dean Speer, Ballet-Dance Magazine
Saturday, April 14 | 7:30 pm Sunday, April 15 | 2:00 pm Hult Center for the Performing Arts
For the first time in our 38-year history, we present the dramatic and entrancing Norwegian tale of Peer Gynt.
Choreography Toni Pimble
Bring your passport and embark upon Toni Pimble’s remarkable retelling of dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s play, as we follow Peer Gynt’s adventures through the real and surreal, across deserts and mountaintops. You’ll be immersed in our groundbreaking “virtual reality inspired” scenic design and Orchestra Next’s live performances of Edvard Grieg’s harmonic and theatrical score.
Orchestra Orchestra Next
Music Edvard Grieg
Scenic Design Jessey Zepeda, Andy Warfel, Satoko Motouji Costume Design Toni Pimble Headdress Design Etain Wilday Lighting Design Michael Peterson
The Hult Endowment of The Oregon Community Foundation
“ This world premiere ballet moves uninhibitedly in time and space, blending folkloric fantasy and unsentimental realism with stunning visuals and the unmistakable music of Grieg played live by Orchestra Next.”
—Toni Pimble, Eugene Ballet Artistic Director
SPECIAL EVENT Friday, December 22 | 7:30 pm Saturday, December 23 | 2:00 pm Saturday, December 23 | 7:30 pm Sunday, December 24 | 2:00 pm Hult Center for the Performing Arts Celebrate your holiday season with a marvelous journey to Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker. There’s a joyful magic at every performance as hundreds of aspiring young dancers join the Company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. You’ll cheer and boo at the battle with the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice, as Clara and The Nutcracker win the day. Mark your calendar for a special free Holiday Concert December 24 at
Choreography Toni Pimble Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Orchestra Next Youth Choir Cantabile Collective Scenic Design Don Carson Costume Design Amy Panganiban, Lito-John Demetita, Toni Pimble Lighting Design Kelly Baum
noon in the Hult Center Lobby. PERFORMANCE SPONSOR
“ The Nutcracker has become a no-miss holiday tradition for many, and as keepers of the torch, the Eugene Ballet Company’s sturdy production twinkles and delights as ever.” —Rachael Carnes, Eugene Weekly
SPECIAL EVENT with HULT PRESENTS Tuesday, October 31 | 7:30 pm Hult Center for the Performing Arts
MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with its signature illusionistic style in Opus Cactus, a journey into the desert’s hidden landscape with a sense of danger, sensuality and humor. Immerse yourself in a world of soaring cactuses, slithering lizards, snakes, and frolicking
Choreography Moses Pendleton Puppet Design Michael Curry Sculpture Design Alan Boeding Lighting Design Joshua Starbuck, Moses Pendleton
insects uncovered through the magic of Moses Pendleton’s imagination and the amazing MOMIX dancers. Full of surprises and perfect for all ages.
“ Few theater artists today can achieve the level of visual splendor and theatrical magic that Mr. Pendleton can conjure from essentially the sparest of means.” —Robert Greskovic, The Wall Street Journal
Experience Dance Beyond The Stage Ballet BBQ at Midtown MIDTOWN
BALLET B B Q 2017 10 SEP
SUBSCRIBER 5:30 – 7:30 PM
PREVIEWS 6:00 – 7:30
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Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 4:00–7:00 pm Midtown Eugene will be the place to be for an afternoon of great food, cold drinks and live music as Eugene Ballet kicks off the 2017–2018 season and the NEW Midtown Arts Center project. Come be a part of this exciting look into the future of Eugene Ballet.
October 3, 2017 | February 6, 2018 | April 10, 2018 | 5:30–7:30 pm Join Eugene Ballet’s dancers for a unique opportunity to mix and mingle in a more social setting. Season subscribers can look forward to receiving personal invitations to some of the dancers’ favorite hot spots in Eugene, and get to know the artists’ thoughts on upcoming performances.
Special Sneak Previews
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Friday, April 13, 2018 | 6:00–7:30 pm Corporate Sponsors and supporters of the Choreographer’s Circle should watch for invitations to these special previews, and get a glimpse behind the scenes during final dress rehearsals of our opening and closing performances of the season.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 12:00–1:30 pm Bring the entire family to the Hult Center Lobby for a FREE Holiday Concert on Christmas Eve. With live music by Orchestra Next, opportunities for some great sing-a-longs, and plenty of hot cocoa, this event will have something for everyone.
Table Dances 7TH ANNUAL
TABLE DANCES 03 MAR 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 5:30–9:00 pm Get as close to dance as you can possibly imagine when Eugene Ballet’s dancers perform right at your table. Table Dances, our annual benefit, makes its return to the beautifully expanded Eugene Country Club. Make your reservations early as seating is limited, and see why this has become Eugene’s most entertaining fundraiser.
Subscriber Values And Benefits Becoming a Eugene Ballet Season Subscriber is one way of expressing the value you find in us and what we bring to this community. It’s also the best way to ensure that you have your favorite seat for each performance this season, and seasons to come. The benefits of subscribing go beyond seat selection:
• 20 percent off Adult Season Subscriptions ordered by June 16, 2017 (Does not apply to single tickets to The Nutcracker or MOMIX)
• Premiere seat selection for both Special Events: The Nutcracker and MOMIX
• Special invitations to “Experience Dance Beyond The Stage” events
• Free night-of-show lost ticket replacement
• Complimentary in-person ticket exchange
• Free ticket to Ballet BBQ at Midtown for each subscription order placed by June 16, 2017
Gifts That Give Back Be a part of the vibrant and active community of Eugene Ballet donors and sponsors. Whether you’re looking for ways to start supporting or have already achieved the “Choreographer’s Circle,” we appreciate contributions at all levels. Own a small business or work for an employer that supports the arts? Eugene Ballet takes an individualized approach to tailoring sponsorships, creating lasting relationships that benefit business owners, Eugene Ballet and the community. For more information on how you can begin or grow your support for your community and Eugene Ballet, contact Lisa Bostwick, Development Coordinator at 541-485-3992 or email@example.com.
The New Midtown Arts Center This project has the potential to lift the success of the original Midtown Arts Center to the next level by helping to assure that the future growth of these organizations are limited not by the size of their facility, but only by the reach of their vision. The arts are vital to Eugene’s quality of life. And the Eugene Ballet, as our leading dance company, is a huge asset to this community. — Bridget Baker, Corporate PR Director, The Register-Guard
Creating the Vision In 2006, Eugene Ballet purchased and began renovating the 13,700 square foot building at 1590 Willamette Street in Midtown Eugene. Since then, Midtown Arts Center has provided a home for Eugene Ballet Company (EBC) and Eugene Ballet Academy. Eugene Ballet’s long term vision of financially supporting this home included bringing seven additional nonprofit arts organizations under its roof, generating income by keeping rents consistently below commercial rates, and sharing infrastructure and general maintenance costs. Increased interactivity between the organizations was also intended to promote cost savings and enriching collaborations.
Seeing the Success Midtown Arts Center’s successful operational model has contributed to the growth of each organization housed within it. Collectively they have seen a 58% increase in personnel. The Academy’s attendance has increased more than 40%. In addition, programs created by these organizations extend beyond the Center’s walls, serving further into the community with educational outreach, in-school residencies, rural touring initiatives and increased number of performances. This lively arts space has served its occupants well as each organization has evolved and grown, eventually creating the need for additional space. To strengthen the foundations of each organization, allowing them to push their resources further afield to increase access to the arts, EBC is looking to reinvest its current equity and experiences of the past 10 years into a new, expanded and permanent home.
Ballet companies that have their own buildings designed by themselves, such as Pacific Northwest Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet, are in a healthier condition overall. — Martha Ullman West, Former Senior Advising Editor, Dance Magazine
RENDERINGS BY HOPPER ILLUSTRATION
Believing in Partnership
Investing on Assets
Eugene Ballet is working with Alex Haugland, a longtime supporter of Eugene’s local performing arts groups, and a team which includes Dustrud Architecture, Essex Construction and Eugene Commercial Property Management, to redevelop a 20,000 square-foot parcel of land at 16th Avenue and Pearl Street into a mixed-use commercial condominium project that combines expanded nonprofit spaces for the Midtown Arts Center on the first two floors with privately-owned apartments, townhouses and condominiums on the floors above. This opportunity allows Eugene Ballet to own a new permanent home designed specifically to expand the capacity of its Academy while also providing increased accessibility to valuable rehearsal spaces for EBC and other Eugene nonprofit arts organizations.
Since the apartments and condominiums are being funded by Alex Haugland and additional private investors, Eugene Ballet will only be responsible to raise the funds necessary to purchase and build out the portion of the building allocated for the New Midtown Arts Center. EBC will provide more than 50% of those funds through the sale of its current property, where EBC will remain until completion of the project , anticipated in the spring of 2019.
I can’t express how much I appreciate the Ballet being here. It is very unusual for a community of this size to have such a fine cultural resource. — Rosaria Haugland, Community Leader
Project funding goals: • $2.3 million from EBC’s current property • $1.15 million through individual/foundation support • $750,000 through government support Total Project Budget $4.2 million Eugene Ballet will own the New Midtown Arts Center portion of the completed building. The arts organizations currently renting from EBC have all expressed the desire to continue their arrangement in the new building.
The completed project will provide new housing, vibrancy and arts engagement to Eugene’s Midtown, catalyzing adjacent development, restaurants and street life, and enhancing the quality of living in this area.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your pledge in person, please contact Eugene Ballet Development Coordinator Lisa Bostwick at 541-485-3992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your passport is ready! Join us as we embark on a grand world tour. Eugene Ballet would not be the company it is without our national and in...