The Americans – take two

June 3 – 11, 2022
Newmark Theatre

At last! The much anticipated second installment of our The Americans series celebrating the unique voices and rich history of American choreographers. In this program we feature an OBT first time commission from rising star Michelle Manzanales whose piece Con Brazos Abiertos for Ballet Hispánico was lauded by the LA Times as one of “heart tugging beauty.” In high demand, Ms. Manzanales will premiere work on both coasts next season with commissions from Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as OBT. Rounding out this innovative production we are delighted to bring back two audience favorites: Darrell Grand Moultrie’s whimsical Fluidity of Steel celebrating maleness without conformity; and Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton’s Big Shoes harkening back to that moment when we dressed in grown-ups’ clothes and imagined the vast road that stretched on ahead, forever beckoning, daring us.


World Premiere

Choreography: Michelle Manzanales
Music: to be announced

Big Shoes

Choreography: Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland
Music: Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Alphonse Mouzon, Paul D. Miller

Fluidity of Steel

Choreography: Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music: Ezio Bosso, Kenji Bunch, and Oliver Davis

Showtimes & Tickets

Friday, June 3 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 4 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 4 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 5 | 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 9 | 7:30 PM
Friday, June 10 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 11 | 7:30 PM

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