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Oklahoma City Ballet presents triple bill

A classic Danish ballet provided an appealing contrast for two contemporary ballets in the Oklahoma City Ballet's February triple bill.
BY KATHLEEN REDWINE Modified: February 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm •  Published: February 12, 2013

The costumes, designed by Mills and Michael Jones, were made of reflective copper-colored fabric that added an interesting dimension to the lighting.

The program concluded with “Paris Rouge,” Mills' tribute to turn-of-the-20th-century Paris. A lighthearted love story set in a cabaret filled with patrons and can-can girls, this colorful and entertaining ballet was a perfect finish.

Tye Love, dancing the role of Alejandro, captivated the audience with his humorous portrayal. Callye McCollum, dancing the role of Yvette, was equally entrancing with a mixture of precise technique and determined flirtatiousness. Ezlimar Dortolina, as Louise, was fiery with effortless extensions. The ensemble of dancers did an excellent job with both the dancing and the characterization. The Oklahoma City Ballet's February program was an enjoyable way to showcase the diversity of ballet.

— Kathleen Redwine