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The Play’s Her Thing…

Written by Jerril Nilson Suzanne Haag as Emilia Bassano in rehearsal for Toni Pimble's Taming of the Shrew What brings a certain muse into focus for a creator? The occasional party banter? A bold headline? A societal reckoning with “the…

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If those Bridgerton ballroom walls could talk

Written by Jerril Nilson Photography by Antonio Anacan BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang spent 15 days in Eugene in early 2020, setting his emotionally and physically dynamic ballet, Age of Innocence, on the dancers of Eugene Ballet. Then, well, you…

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Heaven and Earth: This Weekend Only!

Heaven and Earth, originally scheduled for April 2020, and again in 2021, finally reaches the Hult Center this Saturday and Sunday only. Resident Choreographer Suzanne Haag’s dynamic and groundbreaking work, set to music by University of Oregon’s Associate Professor of…

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2022-2023 Season Announcement

Eugene Ballet’s 2022/23 expanded regular season presents unforgettable and multifaceted world premieres and classic works at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, The Sleeping Beauty is a perennial favorite delighting…

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All in Good Time, Including Gongs from the Ceilings

Written by Jerril Nilson Photography by Antonio Anacan and Ari Denison Dancers in rehearsal for Suzanne Haag's Heaven and Earth, photo by Antonio Anacan Ballets take time. Choreography can be improvised, yet works, especially those that are collaborative in nature,…

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Heaven and Earth

A Triple Bill Featuring Live Percussionists, a World Premiere, and Guest Choreographer Edwaard Liang After two years of rescheduling, Eugene Ballet’s Heaven and Earth is finally landing on the Silva Concert Hall stage. Heaven and Earth combines a percussion work…

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Are You Ready to Celebrate?

The Celebration Starts Saturday Evening! We open our exceptional program of work from five female choreographers this Saturday evening, thirty years after the first Celebration of the Uncommon Woman debuted at the Hult Center in 1992. Herstory is still in…

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An Uncommon Woman To Celebrate

Of 179 artistic directors of major ballet companies, 59 are women (33%), while 119 are men (66%), and 1 is gender expansive (0.6%). Of artistic directors of the largest 50 U.S. ballet companies, there are 15 women (29%) and 36…

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Celebration of the Uncommon Woman

Five Uncommon Choreographers Celebrated at February Performances Eugene Ballet’s Artistic Director Toni Pimble returns to her heralded compilation of female choreographers’ works, Celebration of the Uncommon Woman, with an evening performance on Saturday, February 12 and a matinee performance on…

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Are You Going To Clara’s Holiday Party?

Are You Going To Clara’s Holiday Party? We’re excited to see you this weekend and next week for our seven performances of Toni Pimble’s The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next! Here are important details to know before you get to the…

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