OKC Ballet to stage Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Oklahoma City, OK- 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.

Set to Felix Mendelssohn’s lush score and including 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
intermission.