This week I am so excited to gush about the ballet Cacti, choreographed by Alexander Ekman, that the Tulsa Ballet is presenting this weekend as part of their 'Signature Series'.
I will be performing as part of the Tulsa Rock Quartet (TRQ) and I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to share the stage with some INCREDIBLE dancers, and fellow musicians for an exceptional performance.
I wish I had the opportunity to do projects like this more often! I've been buzzing with excitement about this and the music. I have never had to memorize chamber music before, or count breaths and slaps, and stomps before...but now I don't want to stop.
Talk about getting out of our comfort zone! The string quartet moves, improvizes, takes cues from the gestures of the dancers (and vice versa), play offstage, walk - yes even the cellist! - we are part of the collaboration and choreography.
We had our first dress rehearsal this evening and I cannot wait for the audience to see this!
The quartet plays selections from Beethoven Op. 59 #3, Haydn Op. 9 No. 6, Improvisations on Schubert's Death and the Maiden, and more.
Event details below:
Signature Series, a triple bill performance featuring three of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite works including:
Cacti by Alexander Ekman (Oklahoma premiere)
A Million Kisses to My Skin by David Dawson (Oklahoma premiere)
Cripple and the Starfish by Adam Hougland
8:00pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00pm, Friday, May 12, 2017
3:00pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017
3:00pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017
8:00pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017
The performance will take place at Lorton Performance Center on The University of Tulsa Campus, 550 S. Gary Pl, Tulsa, OK.