“Five Decades of Dance” Spring Repertory Performance

Five Decades of Dance
50th Anniversary Repertory Performance

Five Decades of Dance Performance
Saturday, May 23, 4pm
The Paramount Theatre

Adult Tickets: $45.00 | $35.00 | $20.00

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Discount Ticket Information
Seniors (62 and over) – 15%
Children (12 and under) – 15%
Groups of 10 or more – 10%

VIP Package*
- Pre-performance meet-and-greet with the choreographers,
– Priority performance seating,
– Ticket to the post-performance 50th Anniversary Season Reception
– 50th Anniversary commemorative pin

VIP Package Tickets: $100

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50th Anniversary Reception
Saturday, May 23, 6:30pm
The Paramount Theatre

Adult Tickets: $25.00

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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.

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Erin Leedom as The Girl in Blue in “Les Biches”

 

 

Julie Lowe and Michael Lowe as the Can-Can Dancers in "La Boutique Fantasque."
Julie Lowe and Michael Lowe as the Can-Can Dancers in “La Boutique Fantasque.”

* To purchase your VIP package:
1) click on the “Purchase Tickets” button above
2) select the “Special Offers” drop down menu and ensure that VIP Tickets is selected
3) click on your preferred seat on the seating chart
4) select the VIP Package option in the pop up window

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.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

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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
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Scheherazade by Mikhail Fokine

Revivals
The Secret Garden
by Founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi
Billy the Kid
by Eugene Loring
Green
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


TICKET INFORMATION:

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.


 

THEATER INFORMATION:

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
Chevron
City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
Clorox
East Bay Community Foundation
East Bay Sotheby’s International
Kaiser Permanente
McGuire and Hester
The Matson Foundation
Torrey Pines Bank
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
Oakland Local
Telegraph Media

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