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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Onegin

October 28-30, 2016

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel Eugene Onegin, this full-length ballet tells the love story of Tatiana and Onegin (pronounced Un-YAY-gin with a hard g). A dramatic tale of unrequited romance, your heart will be moved by this passionate ballet.

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. October 28 8:00pm
Sat. October 29 8:00pm
Sun. October 30 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

December 10-11, 16-18 & 22-23, 2016

This holiday season, let your holidays dance when you bring your family to The Nutcracker. Share in the magic as a young girl’s fantasy unfolds in this remarkable production that mixes the visuals of a Broadway show with the heartwarming story of a fairy-tale Christmas.

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 young and old 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.

Check out behind the scenes footage on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #TBNutcracker.

Performances

Sat. December 10 2:00pm
Sun. December 11 2:00pm
Fri. December 16 7:00pm
Sat. December 17 2:00pm
Sat. December 17 7:00pm
Sun. December 18 2:00pm
Thurs. December 22 7:00pm
Fri. December 23 7:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Dorothy and the Prince of Oz

February 10-12, 2017

To make our 60th season something special, we’ve commissioned a brand-new, $1 million full-length ballet. Through a collaboration with BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio, the World Premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (working title) will take place right here in Tulsa, and is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Featuring choreography by the esteemed Edwaard Liang (Artistic Director for BalletMet, choreographer for Tulsa Ballet’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet) as well all new music, sets and costumes, this production will be the dance event of the year.

Single tickets to Dorothy and the Prince of Oz are NOW ON-SALE! With only 4 performances, this show is expected to sell out. Order your tickets today!

Want to bring a group of 10 or more to the show? Save on ticket prices when you book a group. Click HERE for more information.

VIP Experience

Make your trip to the land of Oz a memory your family will never forget with our special VIP Experience!

For just $105 per ticket (plus fees), the Dorothy and the Prince of Oz VIP Experience includes:

  • Seating in our prime center orchestra-level Golden Circle section,
  • 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 gift autographed by members of the cast.

VIP Experience tickets are only available for the February 11, 3pm showtime. 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.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain. Learn first hand what happens behind the curtain to bring this incredible show to life! Friday and Saturday discussions will be led by choreographer Edwaard Liang. Artistic Director Marcello Angelini will lead the Sunday matinee discussion. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

Fri. February 10 8:00pm
Sat. February 11 3:00pm
Sat. February 11 8:00pm
Sun. February 12 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Production vlog updates:

The Taming of the Shrew

October 23-25

William Shakespeare’s famous comedy springs to life through masterful choreography by the legendary John Cranko with music by Domenico Scarlatti freely arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. This critically acclaimed production sheds a hysterical light on the path to the couple’s stormy relationship and the multiple bumps and bruises along the way. Stunning scenery and remarkable costumes bring the Elizabethan period to life for a side-splitting examination of love and marriage. Tulsa Ballet presented the Oklahoma premiere of the show in 2011 and is excited to bring this fast-paced comedic work back to Tulsa.

Performances

Fri. October 23 8:00pm
Sat. October 24 8:00pm
Sun. October 25 3:00pm

Video

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Nutcracker

December 10-11, 16-18 & 22-23, 2016

This holiday season, let your holidays dance when you bring your family to The Nutcracker. Share in the magic as a young girl’s fantasy unfolds in this remarkable production that mixes the visuals of a Broadway show with the heartwarming story of a fairy-tale Christmas.

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 young and old 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.

Check out behind the scenes footage on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #TBNutcracker.

Performances

Sat. December 10 2:00pm
Sun. December 11 2:00pm
Fri. December 16 7:00pm
Sat. December 17 2:00pm
Sat. December 17 7:00pm
Sun. December 18 2:00pm
Thurs. December 22 7:00pm
Fri. December 23 7:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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