Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

A series of free lunchtime and evening performances celebrate National Dance Week in Eugene, Oregon, from Monday-Friday, April 19-23. The lunchtime performances are scheduled daily at 11:30 a.m.-noon in Kesey Square, 10 East Broadway. On Friday, April 23, Downtown Dances features performance in alleys, on street corners, and in plazas throughout downtown Eugene from 5 … Continue reading Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Image by Светлана Бердник from Pixabay Have you wanted to try ballet but didn't want to commit to an entire class? Well, now you can with Eugene Ballet's free virtual adult ballet class on Tuesday, February 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific time. Register at this Zoom link. If you're interested in continuing after that, a longer … Continue reading Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Stream the Commonwealth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker en Masque” for free through January 31

Image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay One of my traditions during the holidays is to catch a performance of the Commonwealth Ballet's version of The Nutcracker during my trips to New England. With large gatherings restricted this year due to COVID-19, the Commonwealth Ballet could not hold live performances this year, so they created a … Continue reading Stream the Commonwealth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker en Masque” for free through January 31

“A Tale of the Nutcracker”, a fresh take on the classic production, streaming through December 19

Riverside Performing Arts has a fresh take on "The Nutcracker" this year, and it's available for streaming. The production, titled “A Tale of the Nutcracker,” features traditional ballet in magical realms, along with swing, tap, and contemporary dance set to a 1950s theme. Vancouver (Washington) area dancers of all ages perform in this production. The … Continue reading “A Tale of the Nutcracker”, a fresh take on the classic production, streaming through December 19

Boston Ballet broadcasting The Nutcracker on TV and online in 2020

Image by Alexander Fradellafra from Pixabay Updated November 28, 2020 The Boston Ballet cancelled all live performances of The Nutcracker for the 2020 season, but all is not lost for fans of this holiday tradition. A brand new one-hour production will be broadcast on two Boston television stations and Telemundo on Thanksgiving weekend and in … Continue reading Boston Ballet broadcasting The Nutcracker on TV and online in 2020

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, December 4, 2020: I received an email from the Eugene Ballet today announcing the cancellation of its live … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring