Tulsa Ballet Premieres Cinderella by Andrew McNicol
Next month, Tulsa Ballet premieres Cinderella, a new work created by English National Ballet School Artistic Associate Andrew McNicol. From February 9-12, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center will be filled by the chords of Sergei Prokofiev score played by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini specifically commissioned McNicol to create Cinderella because he was wanting a young talent to choreograph his first full-length story ballet on his company.
“I am delighted with the work Andrew has created. It tells the story in a traditional way, with a classical ballet vocabulary that reflects the accomplishments and growth of the ballet technique, and its aesthetics, during the past 25 years. Andrew has made a few additions to the story that will enhance the understanding of the feelings between Cinderella and her Prince.This Cinderella will be one for the history books. It will set new standards for storytelling throughout the field of dance; it will open new horizons for fresh, new looks for a full evening story ballet and will fill the Tulsa PAC with magic, romance, great dancing and superb entertainment!”
Artistic Director of Tulsa Ballet
Tulsa Ballet Premieres Cinderella With New Choreography, Sets, and Costumes
This production brings brand new choreography, sets and costumes to Tulsa, all especially designed and created for this production, plus live music accompaniment by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Audiences will be delighted as the stage turns into a life-sized story book, and moments remembered from childhood are brought to life in new and exciting ways on stage. After seeing this show, they will have no doubt fairy tales do come true!
Renowned designer Jérôme Kaplan has designed new sets and costumes for this production.
About Kaplan, Angelini said, “Jerome, arguably the most in-demand dance designer in the world of present times, brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the production. His exquisite taste, historical knowledge, refinement and artistry will make the visuals of our new Cinderella a unique experience for the Tulsa audiences”
Cinderella also features the work of projection designer Shawn Boyle, who has created the projections for Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Carmen.
Angelini said, “Shawn will augment the magic factor of the production, and will inspire the team with his ability to create mystical words. Shawn brings to the table years of experience designing projections for an array of Broadway shows and theater productions.”