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Master of Movement and Balance

How can one person be in two places at once? Sarah Ebert—super-human and master of movement and balance—will, in a sense, be in two places at once this weekend. Sarah is on faculty at Eugene Ballet Academy and the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, and also works with Eugene Ballet. She is a vital member of our academy teaching staff, and also directs Contemporary Practices, a performing group of Eugene Ballet Youth. Mesmerizing on stage, Sarah creates innovative and thought-provoking choreography, and is a brilliant leader and inspiration in the classroom.

This weekend you can catch a glimpse of Sarah’s magic in two different venues locally. First, she is presenting original work and performing alongside other elite athletes and artists in Interplay. This production is a unique, collaborative performance co-presented by Eugene Ballet and the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Held in the intimate space of the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater, Interplay offers an up close and personal experience with dancers that excel in modern and classical movement. You will also hear music composed by Sarah Ebert’s husband Christian Cherry—talk about a talented family! There are three opportunities to see this exceptional production: Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm. You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!

Across town at Lane Community College’s Raggozino Theater, Sarah’s choreography is being presented at Collaborations. This production features work by current Lane faculty, Lane alumni, and local guest artists. Sarah’s choreography will be performed by five youth dancers from her Contemporary Practices ensemble. Catch this production tonight, Friday, March 8, or Saturday, March 9.

Sarah’s contributions to our organization are immeasurable and we are constantly grateful for her brilliance, strength, and leadership.

You can learn more about Sarah Ebert in her faculty bio HERE.

Photo by Antonio Anacan


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