Tulsa Ballet is excited to offer a free live stream viewing of the 2013 recording of Rite of Spring by Adam Hougland for two showtimes: Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm CDT and Saturday, July 11th at 12:00 pm CDT. This performance is 45 minutes long and can only be viewed on Tulsa Ballet’s YouTube channel during its live stream time slots. (Please note that this ballet may be unsettling in nature to some viewers.)


The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky with a very unique history. When first performed in 1913 in Paris, the performance caused somewhat of a riot within the theatre. This reaction was likely caused by the unsettling combination of Stravinsky’s avant-garde score and radical choreography from Vaslav Nijinksy, who were both considered experimental for their time.

Though there are many interpretations, Rite of Spring’s original concept celebrated the advent of spring, using primitive rituals, a young girl being the “Chosen One” as the sacrifice for the celebration.

In an interview about his interpretation, choreographer Adam Hougland said he wanted to use the lack of human relationship to the natural environment as the concept for his version of Rite of Spring, the Chosen One, “…representing everything that is alive, youthful, and beautiful.” Hougland’s interpretation of this early 20th-century work, “…remains just as powerful as ever.” (James Watts, Tulsa World) and we are excited about its virtual encore performance.

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

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!