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Friday, May 10, 2024 - 7:30 PM Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 7:30 PM Sunday, May 12, 2024 - 2:00 PM


OKC Ballet

(405) 848-8637

Civic Center

(405) 594-8300

Shorts 2024

Three iconic ballets in one performance
Civic Center Music Hall

Carmina Burana
Choreography by Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye
Music by Carl Orff

Carmina Burana will be the dramatic conclusion to an extraordinary season. In collaboration with Canterbury Voices, more than 50 singers will join Oklahoma City Ballet dancers for this iconic work based on a collection of 13th century songs and poems.

Fancy Free
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Leonard Bernstein

Fancy Free is the precursor to Broadway’s On the Town, presenting three sailors and their escapades while in Manhattan. The short ballet takes place in a wartime New York City bar, where the three sailors compete for the attention of two beautiful women. This collaboration between famed choreographer Jerome Robbins and composer Leonard Bernstein led them to collaborate on West Side Story following the success of On the Town.

Cacti
Choreography by Alexander Eckman
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert

In Cacti, 16 dancers stand, seemingly trapped, on oversized Scrabble tiles. While a string quartet plays and spoken recordings give tongue-in-cheek narration of the action, the dancers run, fall, writhe, and try to escape their invisible prisons. A gleeful and knowing parody of the art form’s greater excesses, Cacti is an affectionate, pointed, and often hilarious deconstruction of the affectations of dance.