Tulsa Ballet Performs in New York

It has been 25 years since the Tulsa Ballet has performed in New York City. This summer the company will make its long awaited return to the Big Apple for its debut at the Joyce Theater August 10–15.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Gov. Brad Henry and First Lady Kim Henry are among local and national dignitaries who will attend the opening night performance and Patron Gala on Monday, August 10 at the JoyceTheater, located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Tulsa Ballet will give seven performances with special events planned throughout the week for patrons and supporters of Tulsa Ballet.
Tulsa Ballet’s Big Apple Tour is sponsored in part by the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Jim Fram, Senior Vice President of Economic Development with the Tulsa Metro Chamber says, “We have invited site location consultants and corporate real estate executives in New York City to attend the performance so they can experience one of the many treasures the Tulsa region has to offer.”
The company will present a program featuring Elite Syncopations by Kenneth MacMillan, Por vos Muero by Nacho Duato and This is Your Life by Young Soon Hue. This is Your Life was commissioned by Tulsa Ballet in 2008 and has since been performed by the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany and the National Ballet of Ankara, Turkey.
Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director, Marcello Angelini, selected this particular program because it represents the company’s highly eclectic repertory and reveals their exceptional ability to excel in multiple styles of dance. “The decision for the New York program has been a complex one because our performance had to depict the primary quality of our troupe: versatility,” stated Angelini. With this philosophy in mind, Elite Syncopations, augmented by a score written by Scott Joplin and other contemporaries of this icon of American music, will open the program, portraying the classical technique and quality of the company’s dancers as well as their sense of humor. Por Vos Muero, a work that uses the rich Spanish music of the XV century to enhance its mesmerizing choreography, will reveal the company’s contemporary ability.

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