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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…

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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.…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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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