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(e)motion(s): A Triple Bill
Civic Center Music Hall
Red Sweet – Jorma Elo
Red Sweet is an energizing contemporary ballet with an evocative blend of punctuated and abstract movements from celebrated Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. Witness why Elo is one of the world’s most sought-after contemporary choreographers with this clever work.
World Premiere – Penny Saunders
Oklahoma City Ballet continues its objective of creating new work for the 21st century with a commission from American choreographer Penny Saunders. The New York Times called Penny “a remarkably fresh mind, with talents for suspense and surrealism.” Experience this new choreographic voice with a world premiere created especially for our dancers.
World Premiere – Robert Mills
Nearly 25 years ago, Oklahoma City became the center of the world’s attention with the devastating bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 168 innocent lives were lost in the tragedy. It remains the deadliest domestic-based terrorist attack in the history of the United States. In this groundbreaking world premiere created in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, Artistic Director Robert Mills will create a new work that not only serves as a remembrance of those who were lost, but a celebration of a resilient community that has come together to transform itself in the aftermath.
This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.