Tulsa, Okla. – June, 2017 – Beginning this month, Tulsa Ballet will host the twenty-second year of Pointe to the Future, with exciting new offerings including a brand new Choreography Workshop with Tulsa Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Ma Cong, for our Senior students. These programs offer students the opportunity to train with “one of the best ballet companies in the world” as well as guest artists from the international dance community. This year, the Junior Intensive classes will be held at our brand new, state of the art Broken Arrow Campus-Hardesty Center, in Broken Arrow.
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Tulsa Ballet’s 2017/18 Season launches with three new main company members and three promotions.
TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Ballet celebrated 60 years this past season with world premieres such as Dorothy and the Prince of Oz and the return of great classics including Swan Lake. Once again, Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini proudly presents the Tulsa Ballet company roster for their 61st Season, which will continue to showcase new creations along with classics such as Cinderella and Strictly Gershwin. Tulsa Ballet’s latest company line-up will feature twenty-seven dancers from ten countries. After a worldwide audition tour and nearly 1300 applicants, Mr. Angelini feels he has the optimal mix of talented dancers to present this season’s challenging and exciting repertory.
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Tulsa, OKLA. – April 11, 2017 – Tulsa Ballet is closing out their 60th Anniversary Season with a triple bill featuring some of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite works. Of the triple bill program he says, “It’s no secret that while I LOVE the classics like Swan Lake and Onegin, the Signature Series is my favorite program of the year. It is the program where I showcase the more edgy, provocative, poignant, sometimes contemporary, sometimes modern-classics dances of the season. Those are the pieces that have made a significant contribution to the growth of the field, the turning points of the art form, the milestones of dance. Those are also the works of the masters of dance of past and present times.” In keeping with this programming philosophy, Tulsa Ballet’s Signature Series will feature three fantastic works from three exceptional dance makers.
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The Emerging Choreographers Showcase will feature three exciting World Premiere works inspired by the TBII dancers and created by up and coming choreographers
TULSA, Okla. – March 2017 – Tulsa Ballet II, the official second company of Tulsa Ballet, will premiere Emerging Choreographers Showcase in April. This year’s program will be composed of three works including OMENS by Arch Dance Company’s Jennifer Archibald, mollitiam by Tulsa Ballet Soloist, Rodrigo Hermesmeyer and Scandal by Tulsa Ballet Principal Arman Zazyan. The performances will be held April 21 – 23, with the Friday and Sunday shows being held in Tulsa Ballet’s intimate Studio K Theater, and the Saturday show in the brand new Zarrow Performance Studio at the Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow. Continue reading Tulsa Ballet II presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase
Tulsa Ballet celebrates women choreographers, new creations, classic story ballets, and presents the American premiere of Strictly Gershwin
Tulsa, OKLA. – March 15, 2017 – Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini proudly announces the 2017/18 Season and says, “There are many factors that influence the crafting of a season. We need to consider the entertainment, cultural and artistic value of each work. We need to make sure those works allow our company to grow. We need to consider the ratio between innovation and tradition. We need to consider the ratio between fun, light entertaining works and ballets with more political and cultural weight. I hope you will join me for each program to experience the energy of new works, the excitement of American premieres and the provocative message of our Signature Series. All seamed together by one essential element: excellence.”
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TULSA, Okla. – February 24, 2017 – After six years, Tulsa Ballet is proud to present the return of the quintessential 19th century classical masterpiece Swan Lake. In this classic story, 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. This lavish production, set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, features scenery and costumes originally created for Houston Ballet by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley. With the timeless Corps de Ballet bevy of swans choreography, accompanied by live music from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, this iconic ballet returns to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in celebration of Tulsa Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Season. Continue reading Tulsa Ballet presents Swan Lake
TULSA, Okla. – January 9, 2017–Tulsa Ballet is proud to present a very special production for their 60th anniversary season that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. The company has commissioned an all-new, $1 million full-length ballet in collaboration with BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio. This exciting new ballet will feature 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, costumes, puppetry and digital projection! The world premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz will take place right here in Tulsa, and is the dance event of the year.
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The 2016 production introduces a newly choreographed party scene
Choreographed by former Principal Dancer Yi Wang
TULSA, Okla. – November 9, 2016– Tulsa Ballet is extending its classic holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, an additional weekend this year from December 10-23, 2016. Outstanding choreography, elaborate sets and stunning costumes help bring this fairytale to life. This enchanting fairytale takes place in Paris in the 1920s, where a young girl’s dreams of Christmas adventures come to life on stage. Tulsa’s unique spin on the traditional ballet is sure to please everyone in the family.
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Pictured above Madalina Stoica and Arman Zazyan in John Cranko’s Onegin, 2016
Tulsa, Okla. – November, 2016 – For the first time in three years, Tulsa Ballet’s Artistic Director Marcello Angelini proudly announces the promotion of two Senior Soloists to the highest ranking of the company, that of Principal Dancers. He says, “The decision of promoting a company member to the rank of Principal Dancer is a complicated one. Principal Dancers lead the company on stage and, just as importantly, during day-to-day life in the studio. They set the technical, athletic, artistic and behavioral standard for the rest of the Artists in the company. They embody the culture of any given company. Many dancers have some of the qualities listed above, but very few personify them all. Both Madalina and Arman have matured into this role and are now ready to fulfill this responsibility.”
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Tulsa Ballet joins roster of the highest esteemed international and national dance companies to present classic Russian love story
TULSA, Okla. – September 2016 – For their 60th Anniversary Season, Tulsa Ballet is honored to present one of the story ballet masterpieces of the 20th century with John Cranko’s Onegin. The company presented Cranko’s other masterwork, The Taming of the Shrew, last season to rave reviews. While Taming showcased John Cranko’s ability for humor, Onegin is considered his best dramatic work. Both pieces highlight his unparalleled storytelling abilities and emphasize why he is considered to be one of the top masters of the 20th century. The greatest dance companies in the world have had the honor to present the work including Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, La Scala in Milan, The Australian Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Dutch National Ballet…and now, Tulsa Ballet!
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