OKC BALLET'S 2013- '14 SEASON
KICKS OFF WITH A SOUTHWEST
Oklahoma City Ballet Artistic Director, Robert Mills announces the company’s 2013-2014 season of performances. “From the Page to the Stage” titles a season that brings beloved pieces of literature to life with four varied productions.
The Season begins in October with the Southwest premiere of Toni Pimble's Mowgli - The Jungle Book Ballet. Ms. Pimble's work has been seen around the world including the New York City Ballet. With Mowgli, she has collaborated with Emmy Award winning set designer Gregory Crane to produce fanciful sets and larger than life puppetry to bring Kipling's beloved tales of the jungle boy Mowgli to life on the stage.
In December the company restages its annual production of The Nutcracker with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
February brings a triple bill of ballets showcasing varying choreographic styles. The evening will include the Oklahoma premiere of 20th century master choreographer George Balanchine's Rubies, a World Premiere from Matthew Neenan (one of today’s most in demand contemporary choreographers), and a brand new production of Carmen choreographed by OKC Ballet’s own Jacob Sparso.
The season wraps up in April with a World Premiere production of Beauty and the Beast. This all new full length ballet is a collaboration between Artistic Director Robert Mills, composer Kermit Poling (composer of our Wizard of Oz and Phantom of the Opera) and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Utilizing fantastic sets, costumes and dazzling special effects, Beauty and the Beast will be an all new telling of the familiar story with a newly commissioned score.
New season subscriptions and renewals can be made by calling 405-848-TOES (8637) or by visiting www.okcballet.com. All performances now have the option of a Friday night performance. All performances take place at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker, Oklahoma City.
From the press release