This year, Tulsa Ballet’s Signature Series (an annual program for the Oklahoma company) features three distinct works that will put an exclamation point at the end of the current season.
While You Were Gone, a hip hop piece created by Jennifer Weber in 2021, will return to Tulsa, this time will a full audience at the Lorton Performance Center.
Also making a reprise appearance by Tulsa Ballet is Alexander Ekman’s comedic Cacti. Regarding its return, Angelini comments:
“Cacti by Alexander Ekman is one of the most innovative, groundbreaking, creative, off-the-wall funny and overall entertaining works created during the last 15 years. Alexander’s works grace the repertory of more than 50 companies worldwide, including the most prestigious ballet companies in the world. I am happy to share this work again with our audiences, six years after its original Oklahoma premiere.”
Closing the program is a world premiere work by Polish choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska who created an original work for Tulsa Ballet before, with 2021’s Ode.
“Katarzyna Kozielska is, in my opinion, one of young choreographers of her generation with a definite voice, a vocabulary to express that voice and the sensitivity to steer emotions into an audience’s soul. I followed her career for years, hearing about this young Polish dancer who was creating works for Stuttgart Ballet, the company where she spent most of her dancing career.
The more I saw the more I realized she had it all! She has the versatility to create works that span from the pure physical to the pure emotional, and the choreographic articulation to make both captivating to watch.” – Marcello Angelini
- Thursday, May 11 | 7:30 pm
- Friday, May 12 | 7:30 pm
- Saturday, May 13 | 2:30 pm
- Saturday, May 13 | 7:30 pm
- Sunday, May 14 | 2:30 pm
Featured Photo for Tulsa Ballet‘s Signature Series of the company in Alexander Ekman’s Cacti. Photo by Andrew Fassbender.
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