Jacob Sparso’s Cinderella – With the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
October 17-19, 2014
Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 pm, Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 pm
The enduring tale of Cinderella will delight audiences with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet wrapped in the promise of “happily ever after.” Inspired by the Brother Grimm and Perrault fairy tales, Ballet Master Jacob Sparso will create this magical world premiere production complete with a fairy Godmother, awkward stepsisters, and an unforgettable ball. Using Prokiev’s incredible score played by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and fantastic sets and costumes, Cinderella will enchant everyone’s little prince and princess.
Devon Energy’s The Nutcracker – With the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
December 13-22, 2014
Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 & 7 pm, Sundays at 2 & 7 pm, and Monday at 7 pm
This December, Oklahoma City Ballet proudly presents Devon Energy Corporation’s all new production of The Nutcracker with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, featuring never-before-seen sets and costumes. Thanks to Devon Energy’s significant investment, Artistic Director Robert Mills has collaborated with Emmy Award winning scenic designer Gregory Cane (designer of our 2013 production of Mowgli) and Colorado costume designer Suzanne Hubbs (whose designs have been featured in Dance Magazine) to reimagine this holiday classic, taking the ballet to a new level of excellence and artistry. See it again for the first time!
Robert Mills’ Romeo & Juliet – With the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
February 13-15, 2015
Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 & 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm
Not seen in Oklahoma City for nearly a decade, Artistic Director Robert Mills brings Shakespeare’s most poetic, yet tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers to the stage in this glorious new production. Set against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, you will feel the intense passion and romance of the times as this young couple meets, falls in love, and then faces their destiny. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic breathes life into Prokofiev’s lush score to complete an unforgettable world premiere of one of the world’s most beloved stories.
Nine Sinatra Songs – A Triple Bill
Stanton Welch’s Play (Oklahoma Premiere)
Amy Seiwert’s Dear Miss Cline (Oklahoma Premiere)
Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs (Company Premiere)
April 17-19, 2015
Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm
In this exciting and eclectic mixed bill of three different works, we prove the art of ballet is much more than tutus, tiaras, and Tchaikovsky. First, the music of techno giant Moby takes center stage with the ingenious choreography of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch in Play. Inspired by the crowded streets of urban life, the dancers in Play march, slide, scoot, and accelerate their motion with cinematic sweep.
Next on the program is Amy Seiwert’s Dear Miss Cline. We first introduced the prolific San Francisco choreographer Amy Seiwert to you in 2009 when she created her world premiere ballet Finding/Almost on the company. Ms. Seiwert’s brilliant work returns in 2015 as the company premieres Dear Miss Cline, an endearing ballet using the music of country superstar Patsy Cline originally choreographed for Smuin
The last ballet of this memorable triple bill is Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. The iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp (Broadway’s Movin’ Out) choreographed Nine Sinatra Songs in 1982 to the incredible voice and timeless songs of Frank Sinatra. A mix of ballet, modern dance, and ballroom, Nine Sinatra Songs’ popularity is evidenced by the companies that dance it around the world.