Spring Season: “Five Decades of Dance”

50th Anniversary Season

OBC's "Afternoon of a Faun"Five Decades of Dance

Friday, May 22, 8pm
Saturday, May 23, 2pm
Saturday, May 23, 8pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College
900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Tickets on sale March 1, 2015.

OaklandBallet_Scheherazade_1987ABOUT FIVE DECADES OF DANCE:

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

Part 1: “Early Highlights”

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

OaklandBallet_Le Train Bleu_1990Petrouchka 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
The pas de deux from The Secret Garden by founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi
OaklandBallet_Aubade_byValCaniparoliAfternoon of a Faun by Vaslav Nijinsky – presented in its entirety.

Part 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
OaklandBallet_Hovering Slightly Above Ground_byAlonzoKingBetsy Erickson
Alonzo King
Michael Lowe
Robert Moses
Amy Seiwert
Artistic Director Graham Lustig


Adult Tickets: $35.00
Seniors (62 and over): $30.00
Children (17 and under): $20.00
College students (with valid ID): $20.00

Seating is general admission for all shows and is on a first come first serve basis. Accommodations will be made for any special needs. Doors open 1 hour before each performance.


OBC is excited to present this production at Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center in partnership with Laney College.

The series of performances will include a “Production in Action” educational matinee for local school students and their teachers.  Arrange for your school to attend this exciting educational experience >

Oakland Ballet’s 50th Anniversary season is supported by Chevron, the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Bank of America, Clorox, the Matson Foundation, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Alameda County Arts Commission/ARTFUND Grants Program and McGuire and Hester.

*Note: The Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center is located within blocks of BART’s Lake Merritt Station at 900 Fallon Street. Several parking garages are within easy walking distance of the center.