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La Boutique Fantasque

La Boutique Fantasque, TPB's cornerstone, kicks off Portland's vibrant holiday performing arts season with its weekend performances at the Newmark Theatre. In the midst of the Thanksgiving Parades and Pioneer Square Christmas Tree Lighting, the performances feature not only the youth company members but talented students from the academy.

Last year Portland State University Orchestra lead by Conductor Ken Selden joined forces with TPB to bring live music to the production. The partnership was so successful that the two organizations have decided to repeat the holiday collaboration annually.

Martha Ullman West - The Oregonian 2009 “‚ĶThe Portland Ballet’s opening performance of "La Boutique Fantasque" on Friday afternoon at the Newmark Theater, delighting equally the audience of adults and children.” “Live music, of course, makes all the difference, energizing the dancers to perform with an on-the-spot clarity and spontaneity‚Ķ”

"...a family tradition in the making, a break from the 'Nutcracker' mold of holiday ballets ...a simple, fantasy-laced story, an energetic and youthful ensemble and a classic score to keep even grown-ups engaged." Catherine Thomas - The Oregonian 2003

This production of La Boutique Fantasque was made possible by generous grants from:

The Juan Young Trust
J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

La Boutique Media Sponsors
The Oregonian ~ All Classical FM

Video preview of The Portland Ballet's annual holiday production of La Boutique Fantasque!


Photos of The Portland Ballet's 2008 production of La Boutique Fantasque! All photos by Blaine Covert.

James F & Marion L Miller Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Oregon Arts Commission Regional Arts & Culture Council Work for Art