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Oakland Ballet Company: Dancing Moons Festival
March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 – $100
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on March 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 18, 2023 at 2:30 pm
One event on March 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm
A celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander choreographers
This year’s Dancing Moons Festival features the world premiere of Exquisite Corpse – a new ballet co-choreographed by Phil Chan, Seyong Kim, and Elaine Kudo. Based on a Surrealist parlor game invented in 1925 in which players collaboratively create a figure by taking turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. Playing off this concept, each choreographer will create a solo (head), group (torso), and duet (legs) and the nine sections will be woven together to create an “Exquisite Corpse.”
- Amber Waves by Phil Chan (2022)
- Layer Upon Layer by Caili Quan (2022)
- Ballet des Porcelaines or The Teapot Prince by Phil Chan (original 1739; reimagined 2021).