Just in Time for Valentine's Day, Tulsa Ballet Presents "Romeo and Juliet" This Coming Weekend
On this installment of ST, we welcome back to our program the well-regarded, Ohio-based choreographer Edwaard Liang, who is currently working with Tulsa Ballet on a production of his special version of "Romeo and Juliet," which will be staged February 12th through the 14th. Shakespeare's tragic tale of two passionate yet ill-fated lovers will be presented in the Tulsa PAC, with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra playing Prokofiev's immortal score. Indeed, as noted at the Tulsa Ballet website: "Originally choreographed for Tulsa Ballet in 2012, 'Romeo and Juliet' is not to be missed! Edwaard Liang is one of the ballet world's 'choreographers du jour.' His works appear in the repertoires of The Joffrey Ballet, Kirov Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Houston Ballet, among other top companies. When Artistic Director Marcello Angelini commissioned this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' for Tulsa Ballet, the former New York City Ballet dancer had only created short abstract contemporary pieces. His first classical full-length was an audience favorite!"