Tulsa Ballet II
Dance Diversified will incorporate some of the best of both classical and contemporary ballet into one exciting performance. Audiences will be able to see some of the newest, most cutting edge choreography, along with some of the most beloved and beautiful pieces passed down through history. Also featured is Tulsa Ballet Principal dancer Alfonso Martin reprising his role of Romeo in the heart-warming love duet from Edwaard Liang's Romeo and Juliet.
Don Quixote Suite is based on the choreography by Marius Petipa with music by Ludwig Minkus. Take the journey through this familiar story as we experience bull-fighters and dancing in the streets! These fast paced excerpts with hypnotic and spirited dancing, twirling capes and swirling skirts will be sure to thrill!
The Romeo and Juliet Balcony Pas de Deux is an excerpt from internationally-respected choreographer Edwaard Liang’s world premiere. This will be Martin’s reprise performance as he dances with Tulsa Ballet II dancer, Chelsea Keefer, as his Juliet. The balcony scene depicts the romantic rendezvous between the young lovers after first meeting at the Capulet masquerade ball.
Blue Velvet was choreographed by Alexei Kremnev, a former principal dancer with the Cincinnati ballet, with music by Fredric Chopin. The hauntingly beautiful nocturnes are brought to life through the intricate partnering and romantic styling which was created as a world premiere for the Gala of International Dance Stars.
Folia is a mesmerizing dance set to music from the 16th and 17th centuries connecting the Renaissance with modern life through the movement that is always an audience favorite. Choreographed by the internationally renowned Ma Cong in honor of Tulsa Ballet's 50th anniversary, this is sure to leave you smiling.