In-Theater Assemblies

Production in Action

Oakland Ballet Company invites East Bay teachers and students to take part in our special, educational student programs. During Production in Action performances, students are treated not only to full-length versions of upcoming OBC performances, but also witness the behind-the-scene elements of a professional dance performance, such as scene changes.

To help incorporate this experience into your classroom curriculum, educational guides and lesson plans are provided to accompany each performance – all of which align with CA performing and visual arts standards.

Production in Action performances are offered exclusively for student audiences (including teachers and parent chaperones), and are not open to the general public. This program is sponsored by Clorox, The Matson Foundation, and US Bank.

Production In Action Offerings

Luna Mexicana

Production in Action Student Matinee

Friday, October 29, 2021
10:00-10:45 am
The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Tickets:
Free for Title I OUSD schools
$7/attendee for all other attendees

This program is appropriate for 1st Grade and up.

Luna Mexicana is a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, skirt swishing girls, a high flying deer dancer, and a deathly Bride and Groom. Festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music. Educational study guides and lesson plans will be provided.

The Nutcracker

Production in Action Student Matinee

Friday, December 17, 2021
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Tickets:
$10/attendee
Free for Title I OUSD schools

This program is appropriate for all ages.

Graham Lustig’s fresh choreography makes this a holiday favorite for local schools as a pre-holiday break activity. Live music by the Oakland Symphony and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. Educational study guides and lesson plans are provided.