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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TBII: Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase

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

Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase will feature three exciting World Premiere works inspired by the TBII dancers and created by up and coming choreographers, including Penny Saunders and Tulsa Ballet Company Dancers Joshua A. Stayton and Daniel van de Laar. The program includes:

As Told by Kristin Joshua A. Stayton

Generation Y Daniel van de Laar

Sur le Fil (By a Hair’s Breadth) Penny Saunders 

 

Performances

Fri. April 13 at Studio K 7:00pm
Sat. April 14 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. April 15 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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Fri. April 13 at Studio K 7:00pm
Sat. April 14 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. April 15 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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Cinderella

March 16-18, 2018

An ordinary girl experiences one magical night, thanks to her Fairy Godmother and a pair of glass slippers. This classic story is the ultimate romantic comedy! Audiences will swoon over the amorous pas de deux between Cinderella and her Prince Charming, then gasp with laughter over the antics of the ugly stepsisters. Get swept up in the romance of the story you know and love. Featuring gorgeous sets and costumes and Prokofiev’s well-loved music. Fairy tales do come true!

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 16 8:00pm
Sat. March 17 8:00pm
Sun. March 18 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Strictly Gershwin

February 9-11, 2018

Give our regards to Broadway! Strictly Gershwin features the incomparable music of George and Ira Gershwin. Add to that a huge cast of performers (including guest tap dancers and vocalists!) and the result is a dazzling blockbuster show. Derek Deane’s choreography is a glamorous blend of classical ballet and the unmistakable moves of 1920’s Broadway. This performance will transport audiences to the golden age of Hollywood.

Tulsa Ballet is honored to be the first company to bring this entertaining work to the United States.

Note for patrons with seats in the rear mezzanine and balcony sections: Your view of the full set, including images and video projected onto a screen, may be slightly obstructed; however, this does not impact your view of the dancers or musicians on stage.

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.

Learn More!

Check out the great videos below to hear from the choreographer, guest tap dancers, music conductor, and guest vocalists!

Performances

Fri. February 9 8:00pm
Sat. February 10 8:00pm
Sun. February 11 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

December 9-23, 2017

Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and make your holidays shine bright. Perfect for the entire family, this fanciful tradition features Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and all your favorite characters as they dance to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score.

Set in 1920’s Paris, Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker is an ode to both the era that inspired Tulsa’s art deco skyline, and the city that shaped the language of ballet.  This remarkable production features the visuals of a Broadway show, and more than 100 local children join the professional company to help the larger-­than-­life Mouse King battle the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldier brigade. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by this theatrical holiday production.

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.

Performances

Sat. December 9 7:00pm
Sun. December 10 2:00pm
Fri. December 15 7:00pm
Sat. December 16 2:00pm
Sat. December 16 7:00pm
Sun. December 17 2:00pm
Fri. December 22 7:00pm
Sat. December 23 2:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Don Quixote

November 3-5, 2017

For the first time in ten years, Don Quixote triumphantly returns to the Tulsa stage. This visually stunning ballet features choreography Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa. The story follows the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they chase after Kitri and Basilio, the forbidden lovers. Based on the timeless book by Miguel de Cervantes, this 19th century classical ballet is one of the most entertaining and hilarious performances in ballet repertory.

Performances

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. November 3 8:00pm
Sat. November 4 8:00pm
Sun. November 5 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Creations in Studio K

PLEASE NOTE – This page refers to a past performance of Creations in Studio K. To learn more about our current Creations in Studio K performances, including a brand new lineup of choreographers and dances, please click HERE.

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.

To RSVP click HERE:

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: