Oklahoma City Ballet presents a triple bill inspired by the City of Lights.
The word “diversion” used to mean a pleasant instance or amusement to distract from the ordinary, usual or routine. Actually, it still does, but many are likely to think first of a split-second action to purposely attract attention away from something covert. August Bournonville’s Napoli Divertissements begs for a look in the truest sense of a “diversion” as a part of Paris Rouge, a delight of dance and music from Oklahoma City Ballet just in time for Valentine’s Day. Paris Rouge brings back a triple bill of Paris-inspired vignettes including the Oklahoma premiere of Divertissements, and it also includes Robert Mills’ Pushing Pennies and Paris Rouge, all set against a backdrop of color comedy and infatuation. Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $33-$60. For more, visit. www.okcballet.com.