Oakland Ballet's Return Includes Move to Smaller Venue

Classic Arts News   Oakland Ballet's Return Includes Move to Smaller Venue
Oakland Ballet will move from the 3,000-seat Paramount Theatre to the 1,600-seat Calvin Simmons Theatre, the Contra Costa Times reports.

According to the company newsletter, the move is a response to audience requests for a more intimate setting.

The 40-year-old company cancelled its 2004-05 season because of its ongoing debt. The 2005 season, announced in March, will feature only 11 performances of works including Eugene Loring's Billy the Kid; Bronislava Nikjinska's Les Noces and Les Biches; Michael Lowe's Double Happiness; Scott Rink's Sorcerer's Apprentice; Ronn Guidi's Peter and the Wolf; Dudley Brooks's A Short Solo; and a new work by Donald McKayle.

The season runs from October through December.

The company will present its holiday Nutcracker performances at the Paramount Theatre.

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