Has anyone seen Tulsa Ballet recently?
Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:18 AM
I am interested to know if some of you have seen Tulsa Ballet recently, or more or less recently. A friend from Uruguay is dancing there, so I would be very interested to read how he is getting along, what they are dancing, etc.
Thanks so much
Posted 30 December 2003 - 02:25 PM
Yes, I see TB all the time!! My daughter is a student at the Center for Dance Education. We are familiar with all the company members. Please let me know your friends name. The world premier of Marcello Angelini's Nutcracker went very well.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 04:33 AM
My friend's name is Wilson Lema. We used to take class together here in Uruguay, before he went to live in the USA. He was a very dedicated and disciplined boy at that time (he was about 19)
I am glad that Nutcracker went well.
I shall wait to hear your news!!!!
Posted 02 January 2004 - 06:26 PM
I had a feeling you would say Wilson was your friend! I have only wonderful things to tell you. How long has it been since you have talked with him? Do you know he is married and has a little boy? His wife is wonderful and she was a dancer, but now is a massage therapist who is much sought after.
Wilson is a very kind person, and is very sweet to all the children at the school. He is a soloist, and this year had a wonderful role in The Three Muskateers, where he danced the role of Porthos. He was such a clown!! He has a good following with the audiences. He is dancing with a company that really showcases the male talent they have, and he seems very happy.
Let me know if I can give a message to Wilson for you.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 06:28 PM
One more thing.....Tulsa Ballet has a great website. www.tulsaballet.org.
You can keep up with the season, and all kinds of news.
Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:00 AM
I last saw him about 12 years ago. I knew from Tulsa Ballet website about his marriage and his son. I would very much like to get in touch with him again.
Should you have the chance to see him, could you please tell him that Silvana Marotta from Uruguay tried to contact him? And please give him my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much
Posted 24 December 2004 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:54 PM
I saw their Swan Lake last month, as well as Legends in Motion, and of course Nutcracker in December.
I was most disappointed with their Nutcracker, which is set in 1930s Paris. The first act takes place at the Palais Garnier during a ballet class. I noticed that many of their best dancers were actually in the corps! They had some very good male dancers as well.
Swan Lake was very nice. The Ballerina, who was Rene Olivier I believe, was excellent, particularly as the Black Swan, and astounded the audience with her quintuple pirouette during her solo, which was right on the music. Alfonso Martin performed as the Prince, and he was a wonderful partner, and had brilliant entrechat sixes and double tours. The Pas de Trois, was certainly the best part of the performance - the ballerinas were very athletic, almost like rhythmic gymnists. Unfortunately I seemed to have misplaced the program, and I cant remember the names of the dancers.
The orchestra's conductor was very good, but their was a violinist who was much louder and had much more vibrato than his/her fellow musicians. I also remember hearing this violinist when I saw Nutcracker in December. During the performance I remembered the scene from the beginning of the movie "Red Dragon" with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector - where he serves the "out of tune" flautist to the chairpersons of the orchestra!
The orchestra was quite small for both Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Both scores were written for very large orchestras, but nonetheless the music did not suffer.
During the Snowflake waltz in Nutcracker I was very suprised that they actually allowed a spotlight to be shown on the boys choir, which was standing on a dais erected at the the left side of the auditorium. It was very distracting from the stage.
Unfortunately I have to wait to see anther performance until November, when they will perform Oklahoma! Suite.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:13 PM
Oklahoma! Suite, I presume, is set to music from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Do you know who choreographed? I look forward to reading your comments.
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