Wooden Dimes

April 5 – 13, 2024 | Newmark Theatre

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 featuring the OBT Orchestra with Guest Conductor and Wooden Dimes Composer, James M. Stephenson.

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
OBT Orchestra led by Guest Conductor & Composer James M. Stephenson

Three Preludes

Choreography: Ben Stevenson
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Just Above the Surface

Choreography: Yue Yin
Music: Erik “Clyde Dimension” Debono, Machinefabriek & Freiband, Arvo Pärt, Michel Banabila

Showtimes & Tickets

Friday, April 5 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 6 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 6 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7 | 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 11 | 7:30PM
Friday, April 12 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 PM

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