Tulsa Ballet On The Green Returns During First Friday Art Crawl

Wednesday, September 29th 2021, 3:17 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Ballet will perform at the Guthrie Green this weekend during the First Friday Art Crawl in the Tulsa Arts District.

The tradition started in 2016 and will continue Friday night for the 65th anniversary of Tulsa Ballet.

Marketing manager Bethany Kirby said around 2,000 people came to watch them perform at Guthrie Green a couple years ago. The event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

Tulsa Ballet Managing Director Scott Black said the hope is to provide access to the entire community with this free show. He said there will be an additional stage at the park to make room for all the dancers.

They'll be performing three different pieces created especially for the company.

"This year's actually our 65th anniversary for Tulsa Ballet and then going back to the Guthrie Green, showing the community that the arts have survived COVID, but also thrived during COVID. We are back and ready to welcome the community to see one of our performances,” said Black.

It's the full opening performance of their season called Creations in Studio K that debuted earlier this month.

"I think having the dancers performing brand new works, contemporary pieces with the backdrop of downtown Tulsa is absolutely beautiful and it's just great experience for people to come,” Black said.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Guthrie Green. It’s free and open to the public.