Swan Lake

March 24-26, 2017

The classic ballet returns to Tulsa for the first time in six years. Odette, a young maiden trapped in the form of a swan due to an evil sorcerer’s curse, must find eternal love to break the spell.

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.

Performances

Fri. March 24 8:00pm
Sat. March 25 8:00pm
Sun. March 26 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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TBII: Emerging Choreographers Showcase

April 21 – 23, 2017

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 19 & 21, 2016, and
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 21, 22 & 23, 2017.

The Emerging Choreographers Showcase will feature three exciting World Premiere works inspired by the TBII dancers and created by up and coming choreographers:

Jennifer Archibald | OMENS | Arch Dance Company

Rodrigo Hermesmeyer | mollitiam | Tulsa Ballet Soloist

Arman Zazyan | Scandal | Tulsa Ballet Principal

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Performances

Fri. April 21 at Studio K7:00pm
Sat. April 22 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. April 23 at Studio K 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet Studio K Theater

Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education
Zarrow Performance Studio

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Signature Series

May 11-14, 2017

Don’t miss this special closing program featuring three of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite pieces, including:

Join us for our final performance of our 60th anniversary season with this stunning triple-bill evening of contemporary ballet. Cacti features 16 dancers creating rhythms together and will have you laughing out loud. A Million Kisses to My Skin is an exuberant tribute to classical dance that evokes feelings of bliss. Cripple and the Starfish, created for Tulsa Ballet’s Creations in Studio K series in 2014 and an audience favorite, returns for an encore performance.

Performances

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Meinig Recital Hall 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. Please note that there will not be a discussion prior to the Sunday, May 14, 8pm performance.

Thurs. May 11 8:00pm
Fri. May 12 8:00pm
Sat. May 13 3:00pm
Sat. May 13 8:00pm
Sun. May 14 3:00pm
Sun. May 14 8:00pm

Location

Lorton Performance Center

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Watch the videos below for a behind the scenes look into Signature Series:

TBII: On Your Radar

August 25-27, 2017

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 25-27, 2017.
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 13-15, 2018.

On Your Radar will feature three exciting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers. The program will include new works by Jennifer Archibald, Karen Castleman, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong.

Morning Light | Jennifer Archibald
Red Rover | Karen Castleman
The Dream | Ma Cong

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

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Enhance your experience!

Stay after the show for a free post-performance discussion hosted by our artistic. Featuring interviews with the choreographers and the TBII dancers, this is your chance to gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content!

Performances

Fri. August 25 at Studio K 7:00pm
Sat. August 26 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. August 27 at Studio K 3:00pm

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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Creations in Studio K

September 15-24, 2017

Now in its 11th year, the Creations in Studio K performance series continues to bring innovative and moving works by the world’s most in-demand choreographers to Tulsa. A program of dance unlike any other, this triple-bill features world premiere works commissioned just for Tulsa Ballet.

This year, the Creations in Studio K is dedicated to the power of the female voice as we showcase three female choreographers who are at the height of their creative careers:

Helen Pickett

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Young Soon Hue

Our Studio K theater will allow you to enjoy these dynamic World Premiere works in an intimate setting, where you can see every rippling muscle and experience the artistry and emotions of our performers up close and personal.

Special Events

BEYOND THE CURTAIN – Gender and Dance – Fri. Sept. 8th from 5:30-7:00PM. FREE EVENT featuring an interactive panel discussion with female leaders in the fields of dance and creativity.

Beyond the Curtain is supported by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation and the Mary Ann and John Bumgarner family in memory of Cherine Janzen.

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BROOKSIDE BLOCK PARTY AT THE BALLET – Thurs. Sept. 21st from 5:00-8:00PM. 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 8pm that evening. LEARN MORE

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Performances

Fri. September 15 8:00pm
Sat. September 16 3:00pm
Sat. September 16 8:00pm
Sun. September 17 3:00pm
Thurs. September 21 8:00pm
Fri. September 22 8:00pm
Sat. September 23 3:00pm
Sat. September 23 8:00pm
Sun. September 24 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater

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Learn more from the Choreographers:

Masters of Dance

March 18-20, 2016

Tulsa Ballet presents a truly eclectic  contemporary ballet sampler featuring highly acclaimed works by three of Europe’s most esteemed choreographers. See this incredible program right here in Tulsa before Tulsa Ballet takes it on tour to Italy! Learn more about our fourth international tour.

The program includes:

Classical Symphony is an exuberant celebration of ballet and movement, set to a thrilling score by Prokofiev. In the humorous Petite Mort, dancers partner with stubborn fencing foils and ball gowns that have a life of their own. Rooster, set to music by The Rolling Stones, will have you dancing along in your seat as the Company masters that signature Mick Jagger strut.

Join us for a Pre-performance Discussion

All ticketed patrons are invited to join us for a pre-show talk in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade Level starting 30 minutes before show time! Friday’s discussion will be hosted by Cora Bos Kroese. Currently Assistant to Choreographer Jiří Kylián, Ms. Bos Kroese was also his longtime muse and inspired many of his ballets. She will discuss the creating of Petite Mort and setting this ballet on the Company. On Saturday, Jerry Wolf, Tulsa Ballet’s Costume Department Director, will discuss the history of the costumes for Rooster and the making of the new costumes for Classical Symphony. Sunday afternoon’s discussion will be led by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, who will discuss the history and importance of each piece. Discussion speakers and topics are subject to change.

Performances

Fri. March 18 8:00pm
Sat. March 19 8:00pm
Sun. March 20 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

TBII: Emerging Choreographers Showcase

April 22 & 24, 2016

As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, will have its own season of two productions:
“On Your Radar,” August 21 and 23
“Emerging Choreographers Showcase,” April 22 and 24.

All performances will take place at Studio K.

The Emerging Choreographers Showcase will feature triple bill program performed by TBII, featuring choreography by two Tulsa Ballet dancers.

The program includes:

Be a Tulsa Ballet Insider! Stay after each performance for a short question and answer session with the choreographers and dancers to learn more about the creative process and what went into the making of Emerging Choreographers Showcase.

Performances

Fri. April 22, 2016 7:00pm
Sun. April 24, 2016 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet Studio K (1212 E. 45th in Brookside.)

Signature Series

May 6-8 & 13-15, 2016

Don’t miss this special closing program featuring three of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite works, including:

Serenade is the first work Balanchine created in America, and it’s sweeping romanticism has made it a lasting and iconic classic.

Remansos is a playful and expressive contemporary ballet, with uncomplicated costumes that allow the focus to rest solely on the beauty of the dancers.

Infra, meaning “below” in Latin, is a glimpse of life beneath the surface of the city. This unforgettable ballet incorporates a large LED screen to project multi-media images along with the live performance. This is the Oklahoma premiere of this haunting, yet hopeful ballet. Infra features a live music performance by the Signature Symphony string quartet.

Performances

Fri. May 6 8:00pm
Sat. May 7 8:00pm
Sun. May 8 3:00pm
Fri. May 13 8:00pm
Sat. May 14 8:00pm
Sun. May 15 3:00pm

Location

Lorton Performance Center

TBII: On Your Radar

September 9, 2016

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, September 9, 2016.
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 21 & 23, 2017.

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

On Your Radar will feature three exiting contemporary works:

Vivir al Dia | Natrea Blake

Calling | Ma Cong | Oklahoma Premiere!

Flora Fauna | Norbert de la Cruz III | World Premiere!

Enhance your experience!

Stay after the show for a free post-performance discussion hosted by our artistic. Featuring interviews with the choreographers and the TBII dancers, this is your chance to gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content!

Performances

Fri. September 9 7:00pm

Single tickets are just $25. To purchase, call (918) 749-6006

Location

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

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Creations in Studio K

September 16-18 and 22-25, 2016

Our 60th season officially kicks off with three World Premiere dances inspired by our dancers and created by in-demand choreographers Alejandro CerrudoNicolo Fonte, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong. Enjoy seeing both the subtle nuances and explosive athleticism of our talented company and world-class choreographers up close and personal in our intimate Studio K theater.

Join us during the first intermission at every performance for a special reception celebrating the kick-off of our 60th season. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the lobby.

In the spirit of creation, a special performance featuring works by local Tulsa modern dance companies will take place Sunday, September 25 at 7pm in Studio K. Featured companies include Portico Dans Theatre, Bell House Arts, Nina Madsen Dance, and Tulsa Modern Movement. Admission to this performance is free with your Creations in Studio K ticket stub.

Learn about the three works in the latest Choreographer Spotlight videos!

 

Performances

Fri. September 16 8:00pm
Sat. September 17 3:00pm
Sat. September 17 8:00pm
Sun. September 18 3:00pm
Thurs. September 22 8:00pm
Fri. September 23 8:00pm
Sat. September 24 3:00pm
Sat. September 24 8:00pm
Sun. September 25 3:00pm
Sun. September 25 7:00pm – FREE performance by several of Tulsa’s local modern dance companies. Check back soon for more information.

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater

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