Five free, public performances at Argenta Plaza coinciding with Argenta Dogtown Throwdown

After postponing due to inclement weather in April, Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock Tourism are thrilled to announce the free public performances of Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza: Culture in Community have been rescheduled for September 6 – September 10, 2023, at Argenta Plaza, 510 Main Street in North Little Rock.

“Performing for our community at the Argenta Plaza is one of our favorite programs of the year. These five public performances are the kick off to Ballet Arkansas’s 45th Anniversary season and we could not envision a better way to launch the 23/24 season than with free performances for our community with a long-standing partner and supporter of the arts, North Little Rock Tourism,” says Catherine Fothergill, Associate Artistic Director. “We hope the community will carve out time on September 6-10th to come to the beautiful Argenta Plaza, explore the Argenta Arts District, and watch Ballet Arkansas take the stage for the first time this year!”

Sponsored by North Little Rock Tourism and the City of North Little Rock. Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza performances includes works of classical and contemporary dance by world-renowned choreographers and make use of the stage, water features and open spaces in Argenta Plaza.

“Though we were disappointed to have to postpone the spring performances, fall brings its own magic in downtown North Little Rock. With Argenta Dogtown Throwdown the same weekend, we hope people will enjoy all the creative energy of Ballet Arkansas, live music and outdoor dining,” said Erica Warden, Director of Tourism Market Development. “We are grateful for our partner, Ballet Arkansas, who has carefully put together a reimagined, entertaining fall program that all ages will enjoy.” 


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About North Little Rock Tourism

North Little Rock Tourism is the destination marketing organization for North Little Rock, Arkansas. It promotes North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors. For more information about where to stay, where to eat and what to do in North Little Rock, visit and follow @exploreNLR on social media.

About Ballet Arkansas

Ranked among the top 100 ballet companies in America by the Dance Data Project, Ballet Arkansas was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 1979. Over the course of its 44 year history, its world-class education programs and performances have touched the lives of nearly half a million Arkansans. Under the leadership of Michael and Catherine Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas employs a diverse professional company of 15 dancers from across the nation and presents a vibrant repertory of the classics, celebrated works of American dance, and original works by the world’s most visionary dance makers. A statewide leader in dance education, Ballet Arkansas produces year-round education programs for children and adults at its downtown Little Rock headquarters and elsewhere across Arkansas. For more information, visit

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