“Five Decades of Dance” Spring Repertory Performance

Five Decades of Dance

205203-ESaturday, May 23, 4pm
The Paramount Theatre
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Special 50th Anniversary Season Offers:

VIP Package
A special VIP ticket for Five Decades of Dance is available for $100. This special package includes a pre-performance meet-and-greet with the choreographers, priority seating, a ticket to the post-performance 50th Anniversary Season Reception and a 50th Anniversary commemorative pin.
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4) select the VIP Package option in the pop up window

Price listed above does not include Ticketmaster fees or a $2.00 Paramount Theatre facility fee. Save Ticketmaster fees and purchase in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 475 21st Street, Oakland.

Les Biches_OBC 1980s50th Anniversary Season Reception
Immediately following the Five Decades of Dance performance
$25 (does not include Ticketmaster or Paramount Theatre facility fees)
Paramount Theatre Lobby
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Join us after the performance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Season. Mingle with the Oakland Ballet dancers, choreographers, Founding Artistic Director Ronn Guidi and current Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Enjoy champagne and and light bites from local restaurants. (A separate ticket is required to attend the Five Decades of Dance performance.)

*More detailed information about ticket pricing can be found below.



Oakland Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary spring repertory production, Five Decades of Dance, is an exciting program honoring the legacy of founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi, paying homage to OBC’s history, and celebrating the next 50 years!

Looking back on the company’s first fifty years, Five Decades of Dance will include highlights from several of the iconic ballets that built Oakland Ballet’s international reputation.

Diaghilev Era
L’Après-Midi d’un Faune by Vaslav Nijinsky – presented in its entirety
La Boutique Fantasque by Léonide Massine
Le Train Bleu by Bronislava Nijinska
Les Biches by Bronislava Nijinska
Oakland Ballet - Secret Garden - April 2008 - Photography by Edward CasatiPetrouchka by Mikhail Fokine
Scheherazade by Mikhail Fokine

The Secret Garden
by Founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi
Billy the Kid
by Eugene Loring
by Carlos Carvajal
Love Dogs
by Alonzo King

New Works
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The Five Decades of Dance program will also embrace the future of Oakland Ballet – commissioning new works by renowned Bay Area choreographers previously affiliated with the company, including:

Val Caniparoli
Betsy Erickson
Michael Lowe
Robert Moses
Amy Seiwert
Artistic Director Graham Lustig


General Ticket Information
Adult Tickets: $45.00 | $35.00 | $20.00
All ages require a ticket. Ticket prices listed above do not include a Paramount Theater facility fee of $2.00 or Ticketmaster fees. Save Ticketmaster fees and purchase in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 475 21st Street, Oakland.

Discount Ticket Information
Seniors (62 and over) – 15%
Children (12 and under) – 15%
Groups of 10 or more – 10%
Senior and children discounts are available online and at the box office. The group discount is limited to the Paramount Theatre box office. Note that discounts are available for tickets in the $35 and $45 sections.



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

The Paramount Theatre is located at 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA and is located one block from the 19th Street BART station and several AC Transit bus lines.

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
Robin Costa-Gustafson and Piedmont Ballet
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.