Five Decades of Dance
Saturday, May 23, 4pm
The Paramount Theatre
Special 50th Anniversary Season Offers:
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.
* 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
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.
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.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
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.
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
Petrouchka by Mikhail Fokine
Scheherazade by Mikhail Fokine
The Secret Garden by Founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi
Billy the Kid by Eugene Loring
Green by Carlos Carvajal
Love Dogs by Alonzo King
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:
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
McGuire and Hester
The Matson Foundation
Thank you to our Individual Season Sponsors:
Mark and Sarah Allendorf
Robin Costa-Gustafson and Piedmont Ballet
Carolyn and Paul Rinetti
Michele Stone and Harry Howe
Cynthia and Robert Wantland
Thank you to our media partners:
To become a partner of Oakland Ballet’s 2014-2015 season, click here.