“Creations in Studio K” opens Tulsa Ballet’s 2017-2018 season

Tulsa Ballet begins their 2017-18 season with “Creations in Studio K”. Photo provided.

Now in its 11th year, the Creations in Studio K performance series will 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, Creations in Studio K is dedicated to the power of the female voice. Three female choreographers who are at the height of their creative careers will be showcased: Helen Pickett, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and 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,” say organizers.

Performances for Creations in Studio K will be September 15-24.

Also in September, Beyond The Curtain – Gender and Dance, Fri. Sept. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. This free event features an interactive panel discussion with female leaders in the fields of dance and creativity.

Brookside Block Party At The Ballet, Thurs. Sept. 21 from 5-8 p.m. This free event features live music, food trucks, craft beer, local vendors and more. Be sure to get your ticket to Creations in Studio K which will begin after the Block Party concludes at 8 p.m. that evening.

Earlier this year, Tulsa Ballet announced its 2017-18 season. “There are many factors that influence the crafting of a season,” said Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini. “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.”

 

The Tulsa Ballet 2017/18 Season:

Creations in Studio K: Three World Premiere pieces from women choreographers Helen Pickett, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Young Soon Hue in the intimate 300 seat Studio K Theater, September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and September 16, 17, 23, 24 at 3 p.m.

Don Quixote:Choreography by Anna-Marie Holmes. Held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center featuring live music from Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, November 3, 4 at 8 p.m. and November 5 at 3 p.m.

The Nutcracker:Choreography by Marcello Angelini, Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center featuring live music from Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 at 2 p.m. and December 15, 16, 22 at 7 p.m.

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Tulsa Ballet begins their 2017-18 season with “Creations in Studio K”. Photo provided.

Strictly Gershwin:Choreography by Derek Deane. Held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center featuring live music from Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, February 9, 10, at 8 p.m. and February 11 at 3 p.m.

Cinderella:Choreography by Ben Stevenson. Held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center featuring live music from Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, March 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 3 p.m.

Signature Series: An Untitled World Premiere- Choreography by Ma Cong; Rassemblement - Choreography by Nacho Duato; The Green Table -Choreography by Kurt Jooss. Held at the Lorton Performance Center on The University of Tulsa campus, May 3, 4, 5, 6 at 8 p.m. and May 5, 6 at 3 p.m.

Single tickets are on sale now. For ticket information, call (918) 749-6006 or visit www.tulsaballet.org.

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