The old theatrical adage that “dying is easy — comedy is hard” is doubly true when it comes to ballet.
Ballet is a physical art form, and physical comedy is most often created by performers willing to execute all kinds of off-balance, out-of-kilter, potentially dangerous moves in order to elicit a laugh.
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Tulsa Ballet dancers in Jiri Kylian’s “Petit Mort.” Photo by Christopher Jean-Richard.
Tulsa Ballet will present a series of performances throughout Italy in the spring of 2016, which will be the fourth international tour for Tulsa Ballet. The company made its international debut in 2002, when it performed as part of the Sintra Festival in Sintra, Portugal. In 2007, the company performed in Serbia and Croatia, and Oklahoma Governor, Brad Henry, issued a proclamation that deemed Tulsa Ballet an “Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador.” In 2008, the company traveled to Seoul, South Korea.
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Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, in a question-and-answer session following Thursday’s preview performance of “Creations in Studio K,” said that a program such as this is unique.
“I long for something like this in New York City,” said Rhoden, the artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. “I had to come to Tulsa to find it.”
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