From Ballet to Broadway
May 9-12, 2019
Our season closer takes a look at choreographers that find inspiration across genres and seamlessly blend styles to create works with long lasting, widespread appeal. Classical ballet and Broadway-style dance fuse together in all three works for a joyful evening of movement.
Fancy Free | Jerome Robbins
Featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein, this short ballet (Mr. Robbins’s first!) was the inspiration for the musical On the Town. It follows three boisterous sailors on leave in 1940’s New York City as they vie for the attention of the young women they meet.
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, you’ll love this work.
Untitled World Premiere | Andy Blankenbuehler
The three time Tony Award winning choreographer of Broadway’s Hamilton comes to Tulsa to create a brand new work inspired by Tulsa Ballet dancers – his first commission for a ballet company! Mr. Blankenbuehler is one of the most sought after choreographers on Broadway, and we can’t wait to open the curtain on this thrilling new collaboration.