The Eugene Ballet Company is bringing its popular interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic progressive-rock concept album “Dark Side of the Moon” to Salem at the Historic Elsinore Theatre. Tickets for the all-ages performance range from $20-35.
The night will also feature the Joffrey Ballet Company signature piece and Gerald Arpino-choreographed “Light Rain.”
“I grew up with the Beatles and Pink Floyd,” said Eugene Ballet Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Toni Pimble, who’s company brought a Beatles-inspired ballet to the Elsinore in February.
“Dark Side of the Moon is a great concept album. It’s birth and death and everything between,” added Pimble. “It has strong social commentary. It talks about the life experience of everyone.”
The album was the first of Pink Floyd’s string of commercially-successful concept albums in the 1970’s, spending 741 consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts. But it also was a critical and influential hit, with a lasting impact on the rock n’ roll and pop culture landscape.
Though the ballet — which opened in 2010 at Eugene’s Hult Center — has been popular, Pimble noted that this will be its first time in Salem.
“People absolutely love it; the ‘Baby Boomers’, people my age who grew up listening to Pink Floyd and the other bands of that generation.”
For tickets, or information about the venue, visit ElsinoreTheatre.com. For more information about the Dark Side of the Moon production and the Eugene Ballet Company in general, visit EugeneBallet.org.
Eugene Ballet Co.
October 19, 7:30pm
170 High Street Downtown Salem