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Bridging town and gown through dance

Bridging town and gown through dance By Gary Ferrington There has often been a social and cultural distance between an institution of higher education and the city that surrounds it. This detachment between town and gown dates back to the…


A Graceful Transition

A Graceful Transition Where others have stumbled, Eugene Ballet takes a lighter approach to the challenge of succession By Bob Keefer   Four decades ago, Toni Pimble came to Eugene with her then-husband, Riley Grannan, to start a ballet company.…


Love Hurts

Love Hurts EBC and Orchestra Next collaborate on a first-rate Romeo & Juliet By Rachael Carnes As a little kid in the ’70s, I wore a groove in my parent’s vinyl record of Leonard Bernstein conducting and narrating the New…


‘Romeo & Juliet’: Eugene Ballet moves to a flaming score

‘Romeo & Juliet’: Eugene Ballet moves to a flaming score By Matthew Denis The Eugene Ballet’s interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet” may not include Shakespeare’s quintessential wordplay, but there are real-life sword fights aplenty. Artistic Director Toni Pimble brought on…


Stitches in Time

STITCHES IN TIME THE FASHION ARTISTRY OF JONNA HAYDEN By Mikael Krummel | Published December 2018 Jonna Hayden designs and builds costumes—incredible costumes! Her costumes aren’t the ones you might find at Halloween parties or those you might see at…


It’s Now Easy Being Queen

After years of dreaming and ideation, Eugene Ballet’s The Snow Queen premiered this weekend, a dazzling spectacle of stagecraft that was most compelling in its moments of pure, unadorned dance. It’s the largest production in Eugene Ballet Company’s 38 years, featuring the…

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