Classical ballet has used the music popular to its time since its beginnings in the Italian and French courts of the 15th and 16th centuries. In this exciting and eclectic mixed bill of three different works, we prove the art of ballet is much more than tutus, tiaras and Tchaikovsky. PLAY
(Oklahoma Premiere) The music of techno giant Moby takes center stage with the ingenious choreography of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch in Play. Inspired by the crowded streets of urban life, the dancers in Play march, slide, scoot, and accelerate their motion with cinematic sweep. DEAR MISS CLINE
(Oklahoma Premiere) We first introduced San Francisco choreographer Amy Seiwert to you in 2009 when she created her world premiere ballet Finding/Almost on the company. Ms. Seiwert’s brilliant work returns as the company premieres Dear Miss Cline, an endearing ballet using the music of country superstar Patsy Cline originally choreographed for Smuin Ballet. NINE SINATRA SONGS
(Company Premiere) Iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp (Broadway’s Movin’ Out) choreographed Nine Sinatra Songs in 1982 to the incredible voice and timeless songs of Frank Sinatra. A mix of ballet, modern dance, and ballroom, Nine Sinatra Songs’ popularity is evidenced by the companies that dance it around the world.