Tulsa Ballet News

Tulsa Ballet presents Signature Series May 11-14, 2017

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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Tulsa Ballet II presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase

 

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 Announces 2017/18 Season

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 Ballet presents Swan Lake

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

TBII: On Your Radar

August 25-27, 2017

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, August 25-27, 2017.
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 13-15, 2018.

On Your Radar will feature three exiting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers. The program will include new works by Jennifer Archibald, Karen Castleman, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong.

You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

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. August 25 at Studio K 7:00pm
Sat. August 26 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. August 27 at Studio K 3:00pm

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

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Creations in Studio K

September 15-24, 2017

Now in its 11th year, the Creations in Studio K performance series continues to bring innovative and moving works by the world’s most in-demand choreographers to Tulsa. A program of dance unlike any other, this triple-bill features world premiere works commissioned just for Tulsa Ballet.

This year, the Creations in Studio K is dedicated to the power of the female voice as we showcase three female choreographers who are at the height of their creative careers:

Helen Pickett

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Young Soon Hue

Our Studio K theater will allow you to enjoy these dynamic World Premiere works in an intimate setting, where you can see every rippling muscle and experience the artistry and emotions of our performers up close and personal.

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Performances

Fri. September 15 8:00pm
Sat. September 16 3:00pm
Sat. September 16 8:00pm
Sun. September 17 3:00pm
Thurs. September 21 8:00pm
Fri. September 22 8:00pm
Sat. September 23 3:00pm
Sat. September 23 8:00pm
Sun. September 24 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater

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Don Quixote

November 3-5, 2017

For the first time in ten years, Don Quixote returns to the Tulsa stage. This visually stunning ballet features choreography Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa. The story follows the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they chase after Kitri and Basilio, the forbidden lovers. Based on the timeless book by Miguel de Cervantes, this 19th century classical ballet is one of the most entertaining and hilarious performances in ballet repertory.

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Performances

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. November 3 8:00pm
Sat. November 4 8:00pm
Sun. November 5 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

December 9-23, 2017

Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and make your holidays shine bright. Perfect for the entire family, this fanciful tradition features Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and all your favorite characters as they dance to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score.

Set in 1920’s Paris, Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker is an ode to both the era that inspired Tulsa’s art deco skyline, and the city that shaped the language of ballet.  This remarkable production features the visuals of a Broadway show, and 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 of all ages will be enchanted by this theatrical holiday production.

General tickets (non-VIP) start at $25.

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

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.

Performances

Sat. December 9 2:00pm
Sun. December 10 2:00pm
Fri. December 15 7:00pm
Sat. December 16 2:00pm
Sat. December 16 7:00pm
Sun. December 17 2:00pm
Fri. December 22 7:00pm
Sat. December 23 2:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Strictly Gershwin

February 9-11, 2018

Give our regards to Broadway! Strictly Gershwin features the incomparable music of George and Ira Gershwin. Add to that a huge cast of performers (including guest tap dancers and vocalists!) and the result is a dazzling blockbuster show. Derek Deane’s choreography is a glamorous blend of classical ballet and the unmistakable moves of 1920’s Broadway. This performance will transport audiences to the golden age of Hollywood.

Tulsa Ballet is honored to be the first company to bring this entertaining work to the United States.

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

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. February 9 8:00pm
Sat. February 10 8:00pm
Sun. February 11 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Cinderella

March 16-18, 2018

An ordinary girl experiences one magical night, thanks to her Fairy Godmother and a pair of glass slippers. This classic story is the ultimate romantic comedy! Audiences will swoon over the amorous pas de deux between Cinderella and her Prince Charming, then gasp with laughter over the antics of the ugly stepsisters. Get swept up in the romance of the story you know and love. Featuring gorgeous sets and costumes and Prokofiev’s well-loved music. Fairy tales do come true!

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

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. March 16 8:00pm
Sat. March 17 8:00pm
Sun. March 18 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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