Tulsa Ballet European Tour 2019

Tulsa Ballet is thrilled to be returning to the international stage in April 2019. The company will give six performances (additional dates may be added) throughout Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

The Program:

The Green Table | Kurt Jooss
Created in 1932, this work is “the most powerful antiwar statement ever devised for dance” (The New York Times). This work continues to remain provocative and socially relevant today. Performed in eight scenes, the ballet depicts the horror and futility of war, orchestrated by masked diplomats who talk of peace but actually have little interest in negotiating.

Who Cares? | George Balanchine
Described as Balanchine’s “homage to one of New York’s happiest voices, George Gershwin” (The New York Times), this joyful work remains as refreshing today as when it debuted in 1970. With the Gershwin brothers’ most popular Broadway standards fueling the rhythm, and Balanchine’s iconic style driving the dancing, this is one of the iconic works of the 20th century.

Shibuya Blues | Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Lopez Ochoa’s work, Shibuya Blues, takes its inspiration from her experiences in new places and the loneliness one can feel when trying to assimilate to a new culture. Using precise movements and a large cast, she creates a metropolis that feels like a complicated, well-oiled machine, but still manages to find moments of tender humanity. Critics from the Tulsa World praised her work for being “A twisty, demanding choreography that is grounded in sharp, solid classical technique… mixing steely pointe work and expressive acting.” This work was created for Tulsa Ballet in 2017.

Tour News

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Around the World with Tulsa Ballet

A themed event in support of Tulsa Ballet’s European Tour

Performance tours are made possible in part by support from Tulsa Ballet’s family of donors. To purchase tickets to this one-night-only event, click here. To learn more, contact Amy Miller, Director of Development, at amy.miller@tulsaballet.org or 918-392-5907.

Tour Underwriting Sponsors:

Choreographer Patrons

American Airlines
Waters Foundation

Dancer Patrons

Crystal and Jim Stovall

Europe Patrons

Billie and Howard Barnett
Lisa Owens
Betty and Steve Pirnat
Frauke and Oscar Quiroga
Susie and Don Wellendorf
World Travel

Tour Supporters

Mary Wheeler and Spencer Brown
Beth Rainey
Janet Selser and Robert Schaefer
Belynda and Weldon Spitzer

Supporting Patrons

Jill and Steven Metcalf
Elizabeth and Eric Warren