Oklahoma City, OK, March 1, 2022: Oklahoma City Ballet will present the third annual Future Voices: A Choreographic Showcase March 17 through 20 for five performances in the Inasmuch Theater at the Ballet’s Susan E. Brackett Dance Center.
The showcase will feature eight short world-premiere ballets in a small, intimate setting. The Ballet’s Inasmuch Theater seats 190, and guests will have an up-close view of dancers in the same studio where they rehearse. Six of the eight featured choreographers are dancers in Oklahoma City Ballet's professional company, and to some, Future Voices is the first public presentation of their choreographic work. Each choreographer will chose their own music, dancers, and costumes to accompany their choreography. The only limitation is that each piece will be ten minutes or less.
“Future Voices is a special opportunity for aspiring choreographers to be given the tools they need to create ballet. Ballet is a challenging art form that requires space, time, music, and capable dancers, and for the month leading up to the showcase, that’s exactly what we give our dancers and choreographers. The results are wildly creative,” said Acting Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye.
In addition to Oklahoma City Ballet dancers, Denver-based choreographer Sarah Tallman will also create world premiere ballet for Future Voices. Featured choreographers include:
- Ryland Acree, Corps de Ballet
- Daniel Cooke, Corps de Ballet
- Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Acting Artistic Director
- DaYoung Jung, Principal Dancer
- Alexandra Schooling, Corps de Ballet
- Mayim Stiller, Corps de Ballet
- Sarah Tallman, Professional Choreographer
- Benjamin Tucker, Soloist
Future Voices is a relatively new addition to Oklahoma City Ballet’s annual programming, giving more dance artists the opportunity to learn and grow as choreographers and to showcase their creativity year after year.
Future Voices will take place in Oklahoma City Ballet’s stunning facility, the Susan E. Brackett Dance Center at 6800 North Classen Boulevard inside the Inasmuch Foundation Theater. Audience members will be required to wear a mask, but are not required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Performances will be March 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., March 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and March 20 at 2:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 and may be purchased by calling (405) 848-8637 or online at okcballet.org. Seating is limited. For more information, tickets, and to learn about other performances, call 405-838-TOES (8637), visit okcballet.org, or follow Oklahoma City Ballet on social media @okcballet.
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About Oklahoma City Ballet: Founded in 1972 by Ballet Russe dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet company for 50 years. Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional company of dancers from around the world perform four productions each season at the Civic Center Music Hall, plus additional venues around the region. Additionally, the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School offers dance training for all ages in the same facility where the professional company trains. Oklahoma City Ballet also conducts free community engagement classes for kids, adults, and senior adults that benefit nearly 6,000 Oklahomans each year