Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: A Contemporary Evening to screen at OCCC

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    (Published: 04-10-17)

Bolshoi Ballet: A contemporary evening

Oklahoma City Community College invites audiences to experience the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema's "A Contemporary Evening" Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. This presentation is a pre-recorded live event being screened at OCCC.

The Bolshoi boldly takes on a new challenge in a triptych of works by three masters of modern and contemporary choreography. For the first time, the company performs "The Cage" by legendary Academy Award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, a master of visualizing and translating music to movement. Together with Harald Lander's homage to classical ballet in "Études" and Alexei Ratmansky's colorful folklore-inspired "Russian Seasons," "A Contemporary Evening" brings some of the best dancers in the world together with masters of contemporary choreography. The result promises to be an outstanding synthesis of Robbins's energy, Lander's virtuosity and Ratmansky's witty brilliance in a programming first.

Tickets are available at tickets.occc.edu for $15, or $5 tickets are available for students or children at the door.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.