SOAR WITH THE JEFFERSON DANCERS
The Jefferson Dancers, the elite dance company of the nationally known dance department at Portland’s Jefferson High School, return to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre for their annual spring performance series April 26–28, 2018. For 40 years the company has comprised the school's most advanced dance students who come to Jefferson High School for dance training. It is a multi-ethnic company of dancers, ages 14-18.
The spring performances take place April 26th, 27th, and 28th at 7:30pm, and April 28th at 2:00pm
From the shadows of night to the light of day, we are creatures of your imagination coming out to play. With movements like nothing you have ever seen, don't try to stay awake because we will take over your dreams. Our style and movement are artistic and full of sass and spice. Our mood is dark and mysterious with a touch of sweet and nice! Sometimes our minds go to some crazy places. The monsters take over and fill in the blank spaces. We are here to tell you our story through dance and expression. We will entertain--we promise; it will become your new obsession. Don't try to hold back.
This Mother’s Day weekend, choreographer-producers Donna and Hannah Bontrager present a bold, splashy, and playful new ballet that crosses genres and defies expectations. Alice in Wonderland: Remix brings the vivid visions of Lewis Carroll to life, combining BFan’s dance theater with an electro-swing soundtrack and a steampunk twist. An exhilarating, daredevil score of original music from Eugene’s High Step Society takes Alice through a raucous journey filled with theatrical invention, puppetry, and playful costumes.
For the first time in our 38-year history, we present the dramatic and entrancing Norwegian tale of Peer Gynt. Bring your passport and journey along at Toni Pimble’s remarkable retelling of dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s play, as we follow Peer Gynt’s adventures through the real and surreal, across deserts and mountaintops. You’ll be immersed in our groundbreaking “virtual reality inspired” scenic design and Orchestra Next’s live performances of Edvard Grieg’s harmonic and theatrical score.
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