Oklahoma City Ballet to stage classical Giselle
Oklahoma City Ballet will kick off the Civic Center season with Giselle, presented by MidFirst Bank. Giselle is a classical ballet that has its origin in 19th century French ballet, but is the ages-old tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness that has inspired dancers for generations.
The company will stage four performances, October 23-25 at the Civic Center Music Hall. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will bring Adolphe Adam’s musical score vividly to life live at each performance. Single tickets start at $35 and are available now through OKC Ballet and Civic Center Box Offices.
On Saturday, October 24th 8pm performance only, two guest artists will be joining the cast. Gonzalo Garcia, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, will dance the role of Albrecht and Xiomara Reyes, principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, will dance the role of Giselle.
Performances take place on Friday, October 23 at 8pm; Saturday, October 24 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, October 25th at 2pm. Single tickets to Giselle may be purchased by called 405-848- TOES (8637) or by going online at www.okcballet.com/performances/giselle. All performances take place at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Ballet Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City.
About Oklahoma City Ballet: Founded in 1972 by Ballet Russe dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet Company for over 40 years. It is the resident dance Company of the Civic Center Music Hall and currently boasts 37 dancers from around the world. Led by Artistic Director Robert Mills, the Company produces 5 main stage productions per season in Oklahoma City and tours across Oklahoma and the surrounding states. It is the only ballet Company of its size to regularly debut world premiere story ballets with original commissioned scores and also commission’s new works from the industry’s leading choreographers.
The Gayly – October 18, 2015 @ 9:15am.