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Tulsa Ballet Presents Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – This weekend --- on February 4th, 5th, and 6th --- despite the snowbound conditions that have canceled or postponed so many other local events of late, Tulsa Ballet will indeed present Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" at the Tulsa PAC. (For complete details, including a link to information about ticket sales, please go to http://tulsaballet.org/events.asp?id=11&pid=70&task=display&pcatid=59. You can also simply visit tulsapac.com.) This ballet features the critically acclaimed choreography of the late John Cranko, and on today's StudioTulsa we speak with Jane Bourne, a choreologist and repetiteur who sets Cranko's works around the world. She's been working closely with Tulsa Ballet on its "Taming of the Shrew," which is a piece, as Bourne tells us, that employs not only a good many dancers but also an impressively large and elaborate stage-setting. Moreover, this work is appearing at the Tulsa PAC in its Oklahoma premiere.