Eugene Ballet dances on Crescent Elk stage

September 26, 2012 08:52 am

 

CRESCENT CITY – The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the Eugene Ballet Company in “All You Need is Love.”

The performance, the first of DNACA’s 30th anniversary season, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City. 

 

 

Founded in 1978 by Toni Pimble and Riley Grannan, the Eugene Ballet Company has grown from a community-based dance group to one the West’s busiest professional dance companies, according to ballet company officials.

Eugene Ballet performed “The Nutcracker” for DNACA in Crescent City in 1985;  “Alice in Wonderland” for the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association in 1998, and on this visit will perform a contemporary ballet set to the music of the Beatles titled “All You Need is Love,” as well as two pieces from “Don Quixote” and “Light Rain,” a signature piece of the Joffrey Ballet. 

The company has performed in more than 100 cities in 32 states, as well as internationally in Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia and Taiwan. 

Works performed by the ballet company range from full-length classical ballets such as “Swan Lake,” “Cinderella,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Don Quixote,” to contemporary works such as Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s “In A Word,” Robert Battle’s “Circle, Line Square” and Jill Eathorne Bahr’s “Captured Angel,” as well as family programs that include Bruce Steivel’s “Peter Pan,” Ken Kesey’s “Little Tricker The Squirrel Meets Big Double The Bear” and Daniel Pelzig’s “Princess & The Pea.”

The company hosts four-production resident seasons at the 2,500-seat Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, three-production seasons in Salem and Corvallis.

In the past two decades, the company has been continuously recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts with Dance Company Grant awards and, in 1996, was the first Oregon dance company to be a recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award.

Tickets cost $18 for general, $15 for seniors 65 and older and $12 for full-time students, kindergarten through college, and are available at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply in Brookings and at the door beginning at 6:45 p.m. Season tickets for five performances are available at the same outlets. 

For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or visit http://www.dnaca.net.