In classical Greece, a choregus was a citizen who arranged for the chorus in dramatic competitions and was generally responsible for the production of the plays. Since 2005, Tulsa's Choregus Productions has continued this Greek tradition of citizen involvement in the performing arts.
The mission of Choregus Productions is to present outstanding performing arts that otherwise might not appear on Tulsa stages and to engage the community with visiting artists. Choregus has presented more than 125 professional performances by more than 80 artists from around the world. Each year more than 7,000 area students participate in Choregus outreach activities.
In 2012, Choregus Productions received the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts in Education Award in recognition of their program of bringing performing arts to schools and the Tulsa community. This mission is also carried out through the annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival, which highlights contemporary dance companies in performances and educational opportunities for the community and dance students throughout the United States.
Witness art in motion during Choregus Productions' seasons, primarily featuring modern dance, avant-garde music and multicultural presentations from national and international artists.