Open Rehearsal Held Before Tulsa Ballet Debuts Performance Inspired By Race Massacre

Monday, October 18th 2021, 10:14 pm
By: Jordan Tidwell

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A ballet inspired by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will debut in just a couple of weeks at the Tulsa Ballet. 

An open rehearsal was held Monday night to talk about the process in creating this ballet.  

People were invited Monday night to the Tulsa Ballet to watch an open rehearsal and participate in a round table discussion about the performance. 

The program is called “Breakin' Bricks” and is a mix of both dance and a documentary about the Race Massacre. 

Choreographer Jennifer Archibald said it's a piece that shows the resilience of the survivors. 

Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini said it's important to have pieces reflecting what has happened in our communities. 

"We have an obligation as part of our community to bring to the stage the issues that matter today on this earth while we are here," Angelini said. 

Performances will be October 28 through the 31st.