2020/21 Season

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Originally scheduled for April 17-19, has been moved to September 25-27 due to the COVID-19 crisis. While the date and the venue have changed, we will still feature world-renowned, contemporary choreographers that will set the tone for a magnificent new season. 

September 25 – 27
At Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

CINDERELLA

Our season opens with a new production of Cinderella, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills.  Join us for the story you know and love, as Cinderella’s dreams come true with the help of her fairy godmother. A colorful spectacle for the whole family, Cinderella will enchant for four performances with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic playing the gorgeous Prokofiev score live at each performance.

October 23-25, 2020
At Civic Center Music Hall
with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Devon Energy’s The Nutcracker

Whether you are seeing it again, or for the first time, Artistic Director Robert Mills’ beautiful staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker will warm your heart and fill you and yours with the spirit of the holidays. With a cast of over 150, including students from the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, this dreamlike collaboration with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic often sells out!  Get your tickets early to this grand holiday event.

December 12-20, 2020
At Civic Center Music Hall
with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias

Adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ French novel of the same name, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias is a powerful tale of forbidden love and class divides. Parisian courtesan Marguerite Gautier and provincial bourgeois Armand Duval are destined to only dream of their past time together. Caniparoli’s inspirational choreography was originally created for Salt Lake City’s Ballet West and perfectly complements the music of Frédéric Chopin, which will be performed live by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

February 12-14, 2021
At Civic Center Music Hall
with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Future Voices

A fast-paced, eclectic program of dance awaits you in our intimate Inasmuch Foundation Theater as we present Future Voices.  Oklahoma City Ballet artistic staff and dancers join guest choreographers Sarah Tallman of Denver’s Wonderbound dance company and Christopher Stuart, Resident Choreographer for Nashville Ballet as they create short new works for this innovative performance. Get an up-close look at many different choreographic “voices” with this popular performance.

March 18-21, 2021
At the Susan E. Brackett Dance Center
An Add-On Performance 

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Four Ballets Created in the United States by Americans

Jessica Lang – To Familiar Spaces in Dream
Oklahoma Premiere

Artistic Director Robert Mills first brought Pennsylvania-born and New York City-based choreographer Jessica Lang to Oklahoma City to create a world premiere in 2011.  Since then, Lang has become one of the most sought-after choreographers today, creating works for some of the most respected companies in the world, including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Japan, and Joffrey Ballet. We are pleased to bring you one of her signature works, the surreal and lush To Familiar Spaces in Dream.

World Premiere – Nicolo Fonte

Brooklyn-born choreographer Nicolo Fonte is known for his daring and original approach to dance.  Oklahoma City Ballet audiences last saw his work in 2012 when our company debuted his stunning creation, Left Unsaid. His work has been noted by critics around the world for its unique movement language as well as a highly-developed fusion of ideas, dance, and design. This is his first original work created on Oklahoma City Ballet.

Jerome Robbins – 2 & 3 Part Inventions
Oklahoma Premiere
With live piano accompaniment

Jerome Robbins is considered one of the greatest American-born choreographers of his generation.  His storied career spanned the world of ballet as Associate Artistic Director of New York City Ballet, and the world of Broadway as choreographer for numerous Broadway productions including West Side Story.  One of the last works Robbins created, 2 & 3 Part Inventions was finished in 1994 for New York City Ballet. This is Oklahoma City Ballet’s first work from Mr. Robbins.

Bryan Pitts –Variations for Six
With live music

Former Oklahoma City Ballet Artistic Director and North Carolina native Bryan Pitts created Variations for Six when he was Ballet Master for Dallas Ballet in 1983. Using the complex Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant score for piano and violin, four dancers join the two musicians on stage to create an energizing, yet romantic neo-classical ballet that reflects Mr. Pitts’ time spent in New York City Ballet.  We are pleased to bring back one of his earliest works to celebrate the life and legacy of the choreographer who led our company for more than 20 years.

 

April 16-18, 2021
At Civic Center Music Hall

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