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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Tour Underwriting Sponsors:

Choreographer Patrons

American Airlines

Europe Patrons

Billie and Howard Barnett
Frauke and Oscar Quiroga
Susie and Don Wellendorf
World Travel

Tour Supporters

Janet Selser and Robert Schaefer
Mary Wheeler and Spencer Brown

If you would like to support Tulsa Ballet as we tour Europe as cultural ambassadors of Oklahoma, please consider becoming tour sponsor. Click HERE to learn more about giving levels and benefits, or email Amy Miller, Director of Development, at amy.miller@tulsaballet.org.