Wed October 24, 2012
Tulsa Ballet's Alfonso Martin Looks Back on His Stellar Career in Dance --- and Previews "Dracula"
We are pleased to welcome to ST Alfonso Martin, a Principal Dancer with Tulsa Ballet who first joined the company in 1998 as a Demi-Soloist. This season, Martin's 14th with TulsaBallet, will be his last; he's decided to "go out while still on top" in terms of his retirement from dancing. Martin's professional career, which has also included stints with Boston Ballet and Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, has given the chance to dance in all of the leading roles in the classical repertory; he's also been featured in works by John Cranko, Val Caniparoli, Birgit Cullberg, George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, Robert North, Nacho Duato, John Butler, Twyla Tharp, Fredrick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon, Edwaard Liang, Jorma Elo, and Ma Cong. This coming weekend, from October 26th (Friday) through the 28th (Sunday), Tulsa Ballet will present a popular (and seasonally appropriate) work by Ben Stevenson, "Dracula" (with music by Franz Liszt) --- and Martin will appear in the lead role. Martin reflects on his career, and his fondness for playing a certain well-known vampire, on this edition of our show. (You can learn more about Tulsa Ballet's upcoming "Dracula" --- including details about show times and tickets --- and this link.)