Spring Season: “Five Decades of Dance”

50th Anniversary Spring Repertory Season

OBC's "Afternoon of a Faun"Five Decades of Dance
Saturday, May 23, 4pm
The Paramount Theatre
Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2015.


Oakland Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary spring repertory season production, Five Decades of Dance, is an exciting, two-part program paying homage to OBC’s history and celebrating the next 50 years!

OaklandBallet_Scheherazade_1987Part 1: “Early Highlights”

Highlights from OBC’s repertoire, including selections from iconic ballets that built Oakland Ballet’s international reputation:

Petrouchka by Mikhail Fokine
Scheherazade by Mikhail Fokine
La Boutique Fantasque by Léonid Massine
Billy the Kid by Eugene Loring
Le Train Bleu by Bronislava Nijinska
Les Biches by Bronislava Nijinska
Love Dogs by Alonzo King
The pas de deux from The Secret Garden by founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi
Afternoon of a Faun by Vaslav Nijinsky – presented in its entirety.

OaklandBallet_Hovering Slightly Above Ground_byAlonzoKingPart 2: “Carte Blanche”

Oakland Ballet welcomes back alumni whose careers began with Oakland Ballet – each creating a short, new work to celebrates both the company’s past and future, including:

Val Caniparoli
Carlos Carvajal
Betsy Erickson
Alonzo King
Michael Lowe
Robert Moses
Amy Seiwert
Artistic Director Graham Lustig


Tickets will range between $20-$100, depending on seating section, and will go on sale on March 1, 2015.


OBC is excited to present this production at The Paramount Theatre, a historic venue with a long history of hosting Oakland Ballet Company performances.

Oakland Ballet’s 50th Anniversary season is supported by:

Alameda County Arts Commission/ARTSFUND Grant Program
Bank of America
City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
East Bay Sotheby’s International
Kaiser Permanente
McGuire and Hester
The Matson Foundation
Wells Fargo

Thank you to our Individual Season Sponsors:
Mark and Sarah Allendorf
Beth Hoge
Kathie Long
Carolyn and Paul Rinetti
Michele Stone and Harry Howe
Gloria Taylor
Cynthia and Robert Wantland

Thank you to our media partners:
CBS Outdoor
Coast Radio
Telegraph Media

To become a partner of Oakland Ballet’s 2014-2015 season, click here.