TULSA BALLET PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE’S UPROARIOUS COMEDY THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Featuring the choreography of John Cranko
Music performed by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
TULSA, Okla. – September 25, 2015 – Tulsa Ballet presents Shakespeare’s classic story of a fiery woman and her overconfident suitor, The Taming of the Shrew, October 23-25 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The story is told 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.
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Tulsa Ballet dancers in Jiri Kylian’s “Petit Mort.” Photo by Christopher Jean-Richard.
Tulsa Ballet will present a series of performances throughout Italy in the spring of 2016, which will be the fourth international tour for Tulsa Ballet. The company made its international debut in 2002, when it performed as part of the Sintra Festival in Sintra, Portugal. In 2007, the company performed in Serbia and Croatia, and Oklahoma Governor, Brad Henry, issued a proclamation that deemed Tulsa Ballet an “Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador.” In 2008, the company traveled to Seoul, South Korea.
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TULSA, Okla. – August 14, 2015 – On Friday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 23rd at 3:00 p.m. Tulsa Ballet will celebrate the tenth year of its pre-professional ensemble Tulsa Ballet II with On Your Radar. The program features ten talented young dancers on their way to stardom and will be composed of three pieces: Passages, Angeli (Angels), and Slump.
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Tulsa Ballet has announced a $25 million integrated campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the organization’s history.