Tuesday, March 21, 2017

               NIGHT'S DREAM

Courtesy of Oklahoma City Ballet

Just off the smashing success of their recent performance of "The
Sleeping Beauty," Oklahoma City Ballet will perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" April
21-23, 2017 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.
The ballet is set to Felix Mendelssohn’s lush score and includes selections from Benjamin Britten.
Artistic Director Robert Mills brings Shakespeare's classic comedy to life for this world
premiere ballet. The adventures and misadventures of a group of mortals and
immortals in their quest for love will be told with original choreography from Mr. Mills
featuring the beautiful company artists supplemented with student dancers from The
Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet as bugs and fireflies.
“I’m proud to present this work based on one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. I
am having a wonderful time with the dancers creating it,” said Mills. “This version will
be fun, fast paced, lighthearted, and all wrapped up in one act.”
Opening the evening will be a world premiere work titled "If These Walls Could Talk" from
Denver choreographer Sarah Tallman. Set to Robert Schumann piano music, If These
Walls Could Talk depicts an emotional story of love, loss, and connection between
individuals and community. Though the point of departure is the retelling of a fictional
story during a particularly destructive time, the ballet also communicates a wide range
of emotions that awakens us to the reality of the human spirit.
The family-friendly double-bill ballet will run approximately two hours with one
For more information, visit www.okcballet.com, or call 405-848-TOES (8637). Tickets
are on sale now and start at $35.
Courtesy of Oklahoma City Ballet

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