Tchaikovsky

The Man Behind the Music

March 29-31, 2019

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies found in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others.

While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th century Russia created constant inner conflict between his private life and the public persona society required of him. This World Premiere delves into the complicated personal life of this acclaimed musician and features a stellar creative team that includes composer Oliver Peter Graber (Dorothy & the Prince of Oz), Russian historian Daniela Kolic, New Zealand’s top designer Tracy Grant Lord, and Resident Choreographer Ma Cong, and Artistic Director Marcello Angelini. The musical score will feature a blend of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works along with other influential composers of the time, as well as some brand new music by Oliver Peter Graber.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Join us in the VIP Lounge for wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Westby Pavilion during intermissions! VIP Lounge admission is for Barre Society, Circle of Friends and Founders’ Society members. Become a member today and join us in the VIP Lounge at Tchaikovsky! Donor benefits start with gifts of $250 or more. To become a member, click here.

Performances

Fri. March 29 7:30pm
Sat. March 30 7:30pm
Sun. March 31 2:30pm

Listen to the music below!

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Peter and the Wolf

October 5 & 12, November 16, January 18, March 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new Children’s Series matinee performances of Ma Cong’s Peter & the Wolf are perfect for ballet’s youngest fans. This brand-new ballet experience is created especially for children and young families, and features a cast of characters children know and love, with narration to help them understand the story. This magical performance will come to life on-stage thanks to all-new sets, costumes, and choreography, designed just for Tulsa Ballet.

With tickets priced at only $10 and a total run time of 45 minutes, this performance is a fun way to spend a morning enjoying and learning about ballet, music and theater.

Our Friday matinees are great field trips for school and youth groups. Reserve your space now for your group of 10 or more! Click HERE to order group tickets.

Underwriting support for Peter and the Wolf generously provided by the Hardesty Family Foundation and the Stinson Family.

Performances

Studio K | Tulsa

Fri. October 5 10:00am
Fri. November 16 10:00am
Sat. March 9 10:00am

Zarrow Studio | Broken Arrow

Fri. October 12 10:00am
Fri. January 18 10:00am

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

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The Sleeping Beauty

February 21-24, 2019

True love awakens with a kiss to triumph over evil in one of the most beloved story ballets of all time. Featuring a vibrant cast of characters, including the innocent Princess Aurora, her dashing Prince Florimund, the malevolent Carabosse, and many more. With lavish scenery and opulent costumes, The Sleeping Beauty is one of the great classics in the history of ballet; enjoy it with your entire family!

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

Thurs. February 21: Preview Night 7:00pm

A limited number of tickets are available for Preview Night. Be the first to see the show when you purchase your tickets to our special dress rehearsal. Arrive one hour early get a behind-the-scenes look as the dancers warm up before the show and enjoy a private cash bar. Please note that Preview Night is a dress rehearsal performance. There may be extra pauses in the performance and noise from the technical staff.

Fri. February 22 7:30pm
Sat. February 23 7:30pm
Sun. February 24 2:30pm
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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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TBII: Next Generation

April 26-28, 2019

See tomorrow’s stars of ballet, today! Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe. As these dancers grow from students into mature artists, they may be invited to join the main company or go on to perform with other respected companies throughout their career.

As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II will have its own season of two productions to showcase their talents:
On Your Radar | August 24-26, 2018
Next Generation | April 26-28, 2019

Next Generation will feature three exciting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers.  This year’s choreographers include:  up and coming choreographer Price Suddarth, former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Yury Yanowski, and Tulsa Ballet Dancer Daniel Van de Laar.

You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!

Performances

Fri. April 26 at Studio K 7:30pm
Sat. April 27 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:30pm
Sun. April 28 at Studio K 2:30pm

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

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The Nutcracker

December 8-23, 2018

Set in 1920’s Paris, the birthplace of classical ballet, Marcello Angelini’s vision of The Nutcracker has been a Tulsa favorite since 2003. Whether you’ve seen it once or one hundred times, this magical holiday spectacular is guaranteed to capture your imagination. This production will be retired in a few short years, be sure to see it now before it’s gone forever!
General tickets (non-VIP) start at $25.

Nutcracker VIP Experience

Make memories with your family they will never forget with our special VIP Experience!
For just $105 per ticket (plus fees), The Nutcracker VIP Experience includes:

  • Seating in our prime orchestra-level Golden Circle section for the performance date of your choice,
  • The opportunity to go on-stage after the performance to see the sets up close, meet the dancers and take photos with them in costume,
  • A keepsake Nutcracker autographed by members of the cast.

To order the VIP Experience for the loved ones in your life, call the Box Office or select seats in Price Scale 1 when you order online. Your VIP passes will be mailed with your tickets.

Inclement Weather Policy

Performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather. Please plan accordingly and adjust your travel times if needed, as late seating is not available. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. For additional questions, please call the Box Office at (918) 749-6006, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

ATTENTION SAT DEC 15th PATRONS! 

DOWNTOWN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND THAT MAY IMPACT YOUR VISIT

Tulsa Christmas Parade: The parade has been moved to Saturday, December 15 at 1pm. Street closures around the Performing Arts Center will affect your driving route and parking. Please plan on extra travel time to get to the theater and remember there is no late seating. Click HERE for more info.

Performances

Sat. December 8 7:00pm
Sun. December 9 2:00pm
Fri. December 14 7:00pm
Sat. December 15 2:00pm
Sun. December 16 2:00pm
Fri. December 21 7:00pm
Sat. December 22 2:00pm
Sun. December 23 2:00pm
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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Dracula

October 25-28, 2018

Ben Stevenson’s “ghoulishly entertaining” (Tulsa World) gothic ballet returns to Tulsa for the first time in six years! With awe inspiring stunning theatrics, vampire brides who soar through the air, and an exploding chandelier, this dramatic production will have you at the edge of your seat.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

Thurs. October 25: Preview Night 7:00pm

A limited number of tickets are available for Preview Night. Be the first to see the show when you purchase your tickets to our special dress rehearsal. Arrive one hour early get a behind-the-scenes look as the dancers warm up before the show and enjoy a private cash bar. Please note that Preview Night is a dress rehearsal performance. There may be extra pauses in the performance and noise from the technical staff.

Fri. October 26 7:30pm
Sat. October 27 7:30pm
Sun. October 28 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Creations in Studio K

Create, Collaborate, Celebrate

September 14-23, 2018

For the past twelve years, Creations in Studio K has been dedicated to furthering innovation in dance by commissioning new works from world renowned choreographers.

Our annual Creations program will be extra special this season as Tulsa audiences will enjoy the first major collaboration between Tulsa Ballet and the Philbrook Museum of Art entitled Pentaptych. Featuring new choreography by Resident Choreographer Ma Cong, an all-new musical score by Ryan Lott commissioned by Philbrook, and original artwork created live on-stage by artist Eric Sall at every performance, this promises to be a groundbreaking event.

Creations in Studio K will also feature the reprisal of Alejandro Cerrudo’s Second to Last. Cerrudo’s work was selected through our newly implemented Dancer’s Choice program, which empowers the company dancers to participate in the artistic selection of choreography in order to share with you their favorite works. Watch the video below for an inside look at the creation of this work.

This triple-bill evening of dance will conclude with an exciting World Premiere by in-demand dance-maker Jennifer Archibald, Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet, entitled PARHELIA.

BROOKSIDE BLOCK PARTY AT THE BALLET – Thurs. Sept. 20th from 5:00-7:30PM. FREE EVENT featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer, local vendors and more! Be sure to get your ticket to Creations in Studio K which will begin after the Block Party concludes at 7:30pm that evening. LEARN MORE

Learn more about the program in the videos below!

Performances

Fri. September 14 7:30pm
Sat. September 15 2:30pm
Sat. September 15 7:30pm
Sun. September 16 2:30pm
Thurs. September 20 7:30pm
Fri. September 21 7:30pm
Sat. September 22 2:30pm
Sat. September 22 7:30pm
Sun. September 23 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

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Special Performance at Philbrook

See a reprisal performance of Creations in Studio K in the beautiful Philbrook Gardens. Click the image for information on purchasing tickets to this one-night-only even.t

TBII: On Your Radar

August 24-26, 2018

See tomorrow’s stars of ballet, today! Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe. As these dancers grow from students into mature artists, they may be invited to join the main company or go on to perform with other respected companies throughout their career.

As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II will have its own season of two productions to showcase their talents:

On Your Radar | August 24-26, 2018
Next Generation | April 26-28, 2019

You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!


On Your Radar will feature the exciting World Premiere of Peter and the Wolf, by Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong, as well as OMENS, by Jennifer Archibald.

OMENS is an exciting and athletic work that blends ballet with contemporary dance styles like hip hop. An abstract dance, this work showcases the athleticism and power of the TBII dancers.

Peter and the Wolf  is a brand new 45 minute ballet that features colorful and fun sets and costumes, narration to help young audiences understand the story, and characters you know and love from your favorite fairy tales. Be the first to see this lovable story unfold on stage – it’s perfect for all ages, so gather the family for a fun night out at the ballet!

Underwriting support for Peter and the Wolf generously provided by the Hardesty Family Foundation and the Stinson Family.

Performances

Fri. August 24 at Studio K 7:30pm
Sat. August 25 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:30pm
Sun. August 26 at Studio K 2:30pm

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

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Open House: Free Event

Explore the Power and Grace of Tulsa Ballet

Saturday, August 11, 9:30am-3pm

We’re opening our studio doors to our Tulsa community for a full day of exciting observation and interactive activities. If you’ve ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional dancer is like, or how pointe shoes are made, or what sets and costumes look like up close, this free event is for you!

You are welcome to stop in throughout the day and stay as little or as long as you like.

Additional exciting door prizes will be given away throughout the day, like 2 season passes to 5 Tulsa Ballet shows, tickets to the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Tulsa Botanic Garden, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony, the Arts & Humanities Council, and more!

Stay up to date on Open House announcements by liking us on Facebook and invite your friends and family through our Event Page.

 


Tulsa Ballet Open House Schedule

9:30am | Welcome: Gift Shop and Concessions Open
SPCA Mobile Adoption Center: The SPCA will be on site all day with lovable, adoptable animals!

10:00am | Company Class Observation: Watch the company train during their daily ballet class (limited space available)
Theater Production Demo: Learn about what’s happening behind the scenes during performances
Craft Activities: Young ballet fans will have fun making a dance themed craft

10:30am | Company Class Observation continued
Guided Tours: Visit the pointe shoe room, the costume shop, and more

11:00am | Video Screening: Watch Act I of last season’s performance of Strictly Gershwin
Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows
Story Time: Our friends from The Gathering Place will read a dance themed story

11:30am | Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows
Guided Tours: Visit the pointe shoe room, the costume shop, and more
Rhythm Workshop: Watch footage from Cacti, then learn how to create the rhythms from our Principal Company Pianist

12:00pm | TBII: On Your Radar Preview Performance: Watch one of two works to be performed August 24-26.
Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows

12:30pm Season Announcement Presentation: Learn more about our upcoming season, plus be the first to hear a special announcement from Artistic Director Marcello Angelini!
Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows

1:00pm | TBII: On Your Radar Preview Performance: Watch one of two works to be performed August 24-26.
Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows

1:30pm | Video Screening: Learn about the history of Tulsa Ballet in our 60th Anniversary Video
Rehearsal Observation: Join the dancers in the studio as they rehearse for upcoming shows
Autograph Book Making: Make a keepsake to collect autographs from dancer

2:00-2:45pm | Dancer Meet & Greet: Your chance to mingle with the dancers and ask questions
Placement Class: For new students in our Lower & Upper School, ages 9 & up. Pre-registration required to determine class time. Contact education@tulsaballet.org or click HERE for more info.

 

Signature Series

May 3-6, 2018

Signature Series features three culturally stimulating and thought-provoking works meant to ignite conversation and action. This politically focused program reminds us of the dangers in allowing history to repeat itself, and inspires us to keep moving forward.

Kurt Jooss’s 1932 The Green Table is a powerful anti-war statement that continues to remain provocative and socially relevant today. Rassemblement (which translates to “gathering”) is Nacho Duato’s moving look at the “liberating powers of music and dance” as related to human rights issues. You’ll also be the first in Oklahoma to see Glass Figures, an exciting new work by Resident Choreographer and audience favorite Ma Cong (premiered at The Joyce Theater in NYC in March, 2018).

Ma Cong | Glass Figures

Nacho Duato | Rassemblement

Kurt Jooss | The Green Table

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Meinig Recital Hall 30 minutes prior to curtain. Thursday’s discussion will be led by Jeanette Vondersaar, stager for The Green Table. All other discussions will be led by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Please note there will not be a discussion before Friday’s performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

Thurs. May 3 8:00pm
Fri. May 4 8:00pm
Sat. May 5 3:00pm
Sat. May 5 8:00pm
Sun. May 6 3:00pm
Sun. May 6 8:00pm

Location

Lorton Performance Center

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