2016/17 Season: Tales of True Love
Our 37th performing season presents cherished stories of true love—from ghostly to ghastly, with fairy dust and human lust, and all revealing the single power within us to conquer all. In October you’ll enjoy the greatest classical ballet of the Romantic Era, Giselle. Everyone’s holiday favorite returns in December—The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next will entertain the youngsters and the young at heart. In February, we’ll whisk you away from winter’s cold to the warm, lush green forests of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, plus you'll enjoy a new commissioned ballet from Stephanie Martinez, Wandering On, and EBC dancer Suzanne Haag’s new work, The Surrounding Third. Our final tale of true love is Toni Pimble’s new full-length ballet of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen with exquisite costumes, otherworldly sets, and new music commissioned from award-winning Portland-based composer Kenji Bunch performed by Orchestra Next.