Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:30pm
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center Eugene, Oregon 97401
Ballet Fantastique’s world premiere contemporary ballet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a wickedly funny new adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic tale of superstition and rivalry. Choreographers Donna and Hannah Bontrager bring Ballet Fantastique’s signature wit and verve to this sumptuous and all-original romantic comedy spoof, fusing Colonial American whimsy with electric guitar and violin music as would-be hero Ichabod Crane confronts his desires, fears, and—of course—the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, in pursuit of his love, Katrina. Musical collaborators Dréos (with internationally acclaimed musician Eliot Grasso and his hand-picked musical ensemble) and Gerry Rempel Ensemble provide decadent and playful new rock and world music, as well as new original compositions created especially for this inimitable new romantic comedy ballet.
Project support: Nils and Jewel Hult Endowment — Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation