Spring 2023 Performances

OBC Spring Performances

Each year Oakland Ballet commissions dynamic voices, both established and emerging to create with our artists. From Diaghilev Imagery, a reimagining of iconic ballet masterpieces, to OAKLAND-esque, a celebration of Oakland’s diverse talent, collaborations have been forged with organizations like Axis Dance Company, Vajra Voices, Oaktown Jazz Workshops, noted gospel choir director Nona Brown, and vocalist Tiffany Austin. 

Dancing Moons Festival

Presented in collaboration with
Oakland Asian Cultural Center

A celebration of AAPI choreographers! This year’s Dancing Moons Festival features the world premiere of Exquisite Corpse – a new ballet co-choreographed by Phil Chan, Seyong Kim, and Elaine Kudo.

Also featuring:

  • Amber Waves by Phil Chan (2022)
  • Layer Upon Layer by Caili Quan (2022)
  • Ballet des Porcelaines or The Teapot Prince by Phil Chan (original 1739; reimagined 2021)


Learn More About Dancing Moons Festival Here – and buy tickets!



Dancing Moons Festival Poster
Dancer on left wearing a mask watching dancer on right holding a fan

Presidio Theatre – San Francisco

99 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

*Please note that it is not the movie theater on Chestnut Street

Friday, April 7, 2023 – 7:30pm

Saturday, April 8, 2023 – 2:30pm

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Presidio Theatre

“Innovation in any field traditionally comes from off-center

not the mainstream. Empowering underrepresented voices to make new work is really exciting and interesting.”

—choreographer and activist Phil Chan on Oakland Ballet’s Dancing Moons Festival, featuring entirely AAPI choreographers

Dancers posing with a large red cloth

Rainbow Dances

Dancers in blue and orange dancewear perform leaps and other jumps.

Laney College – Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center

Save the Dates: May 4-7, 2023

Featuring work from the following LGBTQ+ Chreogoraphers:

Alyah Baker 
Bobby Brisco
Phil Chan
Sean Dorsey
William Fowler
Shiori Kamijo & Grayson McGuire 
Graham Lustig 

“All these elements converged in a deft and stunning repudiation of much of what is going on in contemporary ballet today.”

Carla Escoda, Dance Europe