Friday, October 21, 2016


Oklahoma City Ballet's Rodeo: A Triple Bill opens tonight
Friday, Oct. 21st,  and Saturday at 8 p.m., and runs through 
Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center Auditorium.  

The evening will open with George Balanchine’s Serenade, a milestone in the history of dance.  It is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory.  This iconic piece will grace the Civic Center stage for the first time.  With a moving score by Tchaikovsky, dancers “let down their hair” in this neo-classical ballet that has inspired artists for decades.

OKC Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Mills will be presenting a World premiere titled Our Private Rooms that has been chosen as a recipient of the Artistic Innovations grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.  This abstract contemporary ballet will “lift the walls” around our interpersonal relationships that we maintain in private to provide contrast to our depicted public personas.

The headlining ballet of the program, Rodeo, will close the evening on a high note.  Choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with it’s famous score by Aaron Copeland, this highly recognizable ballet will be a treat for cowhands and city slickers.  The cowboy boot clad dancers will portray the story of the cowgirl who, with the best of intentions, tries to fit in with the cowhands in an effort to find a “suitable man.” 

For tickets and more information, visit the website at, call (405) 848-TOES (8637), or they can
be purchased at the door.

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