Scheherazade and Bolero
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00pm
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday February 1, 2014, 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Bend High School Theater
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 pm
Corvallis High School Mainstage Theatre
Tickets also available at:
137 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis
Sid Stevens Jewelers,
140 1st Ave W, Albany
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30pm
Historic Elsinore Theatre
A must see performance of dance and live music with Maestro Brian McWhorter and OrchestraNEXT (in two Eugene performances).
Scheherazade enraptures the senses and consumes the soul! This visual feast of exotic scenery and costumes showcase Dennis Spaight's sensual choreography. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's sweeping dramatic score rounds out a uniquely memorable interpretation of the classic tale "1001 Arabian Nights." As if this marvelous Arabian journey isn't enough to fill hearts and souls for a long time to come, the Company sets eyes and ears on fire with Toni Pimble's exciting new choreographic interpretation of Maurice Ravel's Bolero. The Company has performed Bolero twice in its 35-year history, however, this is Ms. Pimble's first interpretation and describes it as "a contemporary ballet style, beginning with a single female dancer alone on stage. From this simple stark beginning, the ballet builds into a riot of color and movement as the stage fills with passionate dancers and reaches a stunning climax charged with electricity as the full Company flings themselves into the final raucous notes of Bolero."
The performance includes Idyll for Eight, a lyrical exploration of partnering and pointe work choreographed for the Company in 2006 by former EBC dancer Melissa Bobick. The ballet showcases four men and four women in ever-changing groups of trios, duets and quartets set to Leoš Janáček's Idyll for string orchestra.
Originally choreographed for the New York City Ballet's First Diamond Project performance in 1992, Toni Pimble's Two's Company, set to the Lento movement of Anton Dvořák's American string quartet, completes the performance.
Become a Ballet Insider: Be sure to attend our pre-show talks before the Eugene performances in The Studio, Hult Center (lower level) 45 mins. before curtain.