A Capella — Our Bodies Sing

The Oakland Ballet at Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts.

The Oakland Ballet Company’s spring 2016 season, entitled A Capella — Our Bodies Sing, aims to pair the beauty of the human voice with the grace of the body. The program features Bay Area choral groups the Berkeley Chamber Singers, the women’s early music ensemble Vajra Voices, and members of the Oakland gospel choir Nona Brown and the Inspirational Music Collective. Set to the timbre of their voices will be world premieres of newly-commissioned dances by acclaimed choreographers Val Caniparoli, Janice Garrett, and Charles Moulton, as well as the West Coast premiere of a recent work by Oakland Ballet’s artistic director Graham Lustig. Performances will take place April 14 through 16 at the Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts (1428 Alice St., Oakland), April 21 at San Francisco’s Brava Theater (2781 24th St.), and April 23 at the Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts Center at Chabot College (25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward).

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