Thank you to everyone who helped make the 10th annual Adventures in Narnia a success!
Based on C.S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Adventures in Narnia is a holiday ballet for all ages that blends drama and several forms of dance. While the performance includes dancers of all ages and skill levels, the quality of the production is sure to surprise and captivate you!
December 8 & 9 2012
Lane Community College Performance Hall
A quick peek at 2010's production is available on our YouTube channel (external link).
When the four Pevensie children are evacuated to the country during the air raids of WWII, they discover a wardrobe that transports them to a magical land called Narnia. In Narnia they meet all kinds of incredible creatures, including a faun named Mr. Tumnus.
But Narnia is ruled by an evil White Witch who vows that the land shall always be winter and never Christmas. The children must grow up quickly as they learn hard lessons about loyalty and sacrifice. Fighting a battle of good versus evil, they join with the mightly lion Aslan to defeat the White Witch and return Narnia to its original glory.
Our production features choreography and instruction from top caliber dance instructors.
Tiese Morgan, Creative Director/Choreographer
Tiese Morgan completed most of her training in a small studio in Grants Pass, Oregon. Upon graduating she sought out classes and studied under a variety of teachers. She took ownership of Hosanna Dance in 1995 and fulfilled her heart's desire to provide quality dance instruction with the purpose of worshiping God, teaching the art of dance with a heart of worship. Under Tiese's leadership, the Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation was started as well as the annual holiday production Adventures in Narnia and the HOPE and HYPE dance performance companies.
Nicole Elliott, Lead Choreographer
Nicole Elliott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, where she received several awards for "outstanding performance and achievement" and graduated with honors and with a minor in nutrition. She she moved to Eugene in 1991 and at the University of Oregon pursued a master's degree in dance with an emphasis in injury prevention and rehabilitation for dancers. During her time at the U of O she taught undergraduate classes in ballet, tap and jazz and directed the Oregon Jazzline.
Jennifer Knight Dills, Lead Choreographer
Jennifer Knight Dills has performed extensively in five Western states and the UK, both as an independent performer and with modern, ballet, and opera companies. She has been featured in solo and leading roles in works of world-renowned choreographers Doris Humphrey, Valerie Bettis, Kay Bardsley, Gilbert Reed, Bryan Hayes, and David Parsons. In 2000 she formed The Performers Project, and has produced her own work and that of guest dance artists and musicians in regional concert projects. She received her MFA degree in dance from the U of O, specializing in dance techniques, choreography, analysis, and dance history. She has served on the faculty at the U of O and Lane Community College and has been teaching ballet, modern, jazz, and ballroom dance freelance for over a decade.
Tickets for the 2012 shows go on sale starting in November. For full ticket information, please visit our Tickets page.