Dinner and the Ballet with Your Sweetheart
OCCC Cultural Arts Series Season Continues with Valentine’s Special
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner and the ballet at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), Thursday, Feb. 14. Oklahoma City Civic Center’s resident dance company, the Oklahoma City Ballet, will produce a special program of chamber dance works especially for the OCCC Cultural Arts Series (CAS).
Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a banquet-style served meal and musical entertainment by Miss Brown to You in the College Union. After dinner, guests will take their seats in the OCCC Bruce Owen Theater as the ballet will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices for dinner and the ballet are $55 per person. Additional options are available.
About the Oklahoma City Ballet
The Oklahoma City Ballet's earliest beginnings were in 1963 as the Oklahoma City Civic Ballet. Located in the Science and Arts Foundation building on the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, it was brought together by the foundation's civic ballet committee and chief benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kirkpatrick.
In 1979 American Ballet Theater dancers Bojan Spassoff and Stephanie Wolf-Spassoff assumed direction of the Company. This was the beginning of the change from a Civic Company to a Semi-Professional Company which was now performs three productions plus The Nutcracker in a season.
In 2008, for the first time, the company pulled from its own pool of talent by appointing former dancer Robert Mills the new Artistic Director and the name of the Company was changed to Oklahoma City Ballet.
Oklahoma City Ballet's repertory includes works by George Balanchine, Helen Pickett, Lee-Wei Chao, Amy Seiwert, Perrot, Coralli, Fokine, Petipa, Bournonville, and Sparso and Mills. Oklahoma City Ballet has also presented special dance attractions as part of its role in serving the community. In the past, it has sponsored performances by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf, Nureyev, The San Francisco Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Oklahoma City Ballet is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall and tours as part of the Oklahoma Arts Council's touring program.
Current ticket holders to the Oklahoma City Ballet, Feb. 14 performance, and Cultural Arts Series Subscribers may purchase tickets to the dinner at a discount as an add-on by calling (405) 682-7579.
For more information about this year’s CAS lineup, please visit www.occc.edu/cas or call (405) 682-7579.