Newmark Theatre

Wooden Dimes

OBT Artistic Director Danielle Rowe’s dramatic one-act ballet Wooden Dimes launches audiences into the tumultuous relationship of 1920’s-era chorus girl Betty Fine and her husband Robert, a passion ultimately ripped apart by resentment and jealousy. Originally produced as a film during the pandemic for San Francisco Ballet’s digital season, Wooden Dimes will be brought to life on stage in this exciting premiere.  
 
Sharing the program is a romance with a brighter ending, Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes. A cautious studio flirtation between two dancers transforms into an affair under the influence of the rapturous Rachmaninoff score. Just Above the Surface by New York-based Choreographer Yue Yin completes the program. Described by Culture Vulture as a “goosebump-inducing” work, this ensemble piece “seduces the audience to sway along while hoping that it will never end.”

Wooden Dimes – World Premiere
Choreography: Danielle Rowe
Music: James M. Stephenson

Three Preludes
Choreography: Ben Stevenson
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Just Above the Surface
Choreography: Yue Yin
Music: Erik Debono, Machinefabriek & Freiband, Arvo Pärt, Michel Banabila

Performances with Audio Description:
Saturday, April 6 | 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7 | 2pm

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