Age of Innocence: a ballet Marcello Angelini calls “love at first sight” and one of choreographer Edwaard Liang’s “all-time favorites.” Join us for happy hour on Friday, July 31st where we premiere the pre-recorded live stream of the 2015 Tulsa Ballet performance of Age of Innocence at 4:00 pm CDT with a live chat. This performance will be available to view until midnight!

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While out traveling in 2008, Liang was spending his downtime reading Jane Austen novels, perplexed by a woman’s place in society at that time; mostly the struggles, lack of education, and lack of any voice at all. That’s when the inspiration for Age of Innocence struck. Women during the 19th century might only see men at social gatherings, like at a dance or ball. This is where the opening scene of this ballet takes place, the rest of the performance focuses on the relationship of these women with the opposite sex, how they are thrown into arranged marriages, where sometimes they work out…and sometimes they don’t.

In an interview from 2013, Liang’s stager, Suzanne Lopez, explained that Edwaard wanted his audience to be able to step back into time and feel as if they were attending one of these dances today, feeling the stories and hearing what the walls would have to say today. Beautifully haunting music by Philip Glass helps paint a picture with the dancers on stage as if they really are in the early 19th century.

Be sure to RSVP HERE so you receive a reminder email one hour to the performance so that you don’t miss out.

If you haven’t already, be sure to hit the ‘bell’ icon at our YouTube channel so that you receive a notification the moment we go live.

We are proud to be able to offer this live stream free of charge, and we are navigating a difficult situation right now, so if you are able to please consider making a donation to our Critical Support Fund.



STEP 1: Download the YouTube App on the device you’ll use to tune in. You can find it by opening the App Store, Google Play, etc. If you have a smart TV, try pressing the “Home” or “Menu” button on your remote control. The YouTube app is likely already installed.

STEP 2: If you don’t want to download an app, simply open the internet browser on your device and enter YouTube.com/TBTulsaBallet

It should look something like this:

STEP 3: Approximately 30 minutes prior to the stream beginning, you will be able to bring it up to make sure your audio and video are working correctly.

You should see something like this:

Notice the “Live Now” in red? That’s how you’ll know which video to select. Click on it and you’re all set to enjoy the show!