Monday, September 29, 2014


CEMETERY SYMBOLS
WORKSHOP AT 
OKLAHOMA HISTORY
CENTER OCT. 11

Cemetery Symbols Workshop at the Oklahoma History Center Oct. 11

Explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Oklahoma History Center. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Those symbols can be difficult to interpret because of changes in meaning over time. By examining the grave markers one can learn more than just the person's name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The class will run from 1-3 p.m. and is free with History Center admission. Registration is required. For more information or to register please contact the History Center education staff at education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 32 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.

From the press release
CINDERELLA OPENS
OKC BALLET'S
2014-15 SEASON WITH
WORLD PREMIERE




Oklahoma City Ballet is set to open its 2014-2015 season of performances with the World Premiere of Jacob Sparso’s "Cinderella" at the Civic Center Music Hall October 17-19.  Single tickets start at $25 and are now available through OKC Ballet and Civic Center Box Offices.

"Cinderella" uses Prokofiev's incredible score originally commissioned by the Bolshio Ballet who premiered it in 1945.  The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be led by guest conductor Kermit Poling.  The elaborate sets and costumes were designed by British designer Alun Jones.  Additionally, Artistic Director Robert Mills will be making a rare stage appearance as one of the Ugly Stepsisters, along with principal dancers Yui Sato and Ronnie Underwood who will also be alternating the role of Stepsister.  The role of Cinderella will be alternated by Principal Dancer Miki Kawamura and Soloist Ezlimar Dortolina, and the prince will be danced alternately by Principal Dancers Yui Sato and Ronnie Underwood. 

Performances take place on Friday, October 17 at 8 pm, Saturday, October 18 at 2 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm.  Single tickets to “Cinderella” and season tickets may be purchased by calling 405-848-TOES (8637) or by going online at www.okcballet.com.  All performances take place at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker, Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Ballet Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and is located at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City. 

Children’s activities prior to each performance include a “make your own magical pumpkin and fairy wand” station sponsored by Oklahoma Contemporary.  After each matinee, the audience is invited to meet and greet the dancers in the front lobby for refreshments, courtesy of Braum’s.

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About Oklahoma City Ballet:  Founded in 1972 by Ballet Russe dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet Company for over 40 years.  It is the resident dance Company of the Civic Center Music Hall and currently boasts 31 dancers from around the world.  Led by Artistic Director Robert Mills, the Company produces 4 main stage productions per season in Oklahoma City and tours across Oklahoma and the surrounding states.  It is the only ballet Company of its size to regularly debut world premiere story ballets with original commissioned scores and also commission’s new works from the industry’s leading choreographers. 

From the press release

Friday, September 26, 2014



OKC BALLET PRESENTS
CINDERELLA


Official "Cinderella" Trailer - Oklahoma City Ballet
Oklahoma City Ballet
7421 North Classen Boulevard
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 73116
(405) 848-8637

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


FAIRY BALL ON THE
PASEO THIS SATURDAY. 
CHANGE OF VENUE: 
1st CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Midsummer Fairy Ball 
 Photo by Skip Largent
The annual TheatreUpon a StarDanceSwan Fairy Ball On The Paseo has been moved to the First Christian Church at N. W. 36th and Walker because of predicted weather. Enter through the north door of the sanctuary.



“How shall we beguile the lazy evening, if not with some delight?”   This question inspired by Shakespeare is the theme of the 14th annual Fairy Ball on Paseo to be held on Saturday, September 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Paseo artists invite children to dress up for a Fairy Ball and come to the historic arts district to create an eveningmade of visual delights, music and dance.


The Fairy Ball is a time for make-believe when children of all ages are encouraged to create a costume at home to wear to the ball.  Many kinds of whimsical characters are expected to appear at this year’s gathering.  Bugs, blossoms, elves, muddy trolls, an array of fairies, autumn leaves, vegetable imps, sky creatures, comets, moon men and dragons, little mice and furry kittens, any fanciful being that can be imagined is welcome.

The Fairy Ball begins at 7:00 PM with ‘Flower Magic’ when artists show children how to finish their costumes by weaving flowers into crowns, wings and ‘flowerfulls’.  Mysterious music fills the air at 7:45 as twilight gathers children to the sound of a whisper.  Rainbow lights inspire the StarDanceSwan Fairies to spin color into motion and invite all children to follow them in rounds of dance.  Children are encouraged to move in their own naturally expressive ways to music made just for the ball. Steve McLinn’s Ojas Music bedazzles the ears, makes little feet spin and fills the evening with his electrical acoustical fusion songs of the imaginary world.  Parents can watch their children dance and there will also bean area where families can dance together.

“The Paseo Artists and StarDanceSwan dancers wish to evoke a sense of wonder in each child as this yawning eve of summer welcomes the awakening of fall, “ says Lorrie Keller, designer of the event.  “The Fairy Ball is a playful time, while offering an authentic learning experience that provides the ideal stimulation and engagement to expand imaginations.”

The fun begins at home before the ball starts when children and their parents explore the endless possibilities for a costume.  Parents are encouraged to let their children be the guide.When beginning to make a costume, parents can enrich the creative process by engaging their children in imaginative thinking. Parents can even step into the creative realm with their children to make a story and a dance.This event offers infinite ways for parents and children to explore the arts at home together.

“Where can one find the materials to make a Fairy Frock?  You can rummage through vintage clothing stores and thrift shops. What goodies lie in your grandparent’s trunks?  Find forgotten treasures in the back of your closets.  Repurpose what you find and go for originality,” suggests Lorrie Keller, who has been building costumes for StarDanceSwan with these ideas in mind for years. “You will be surprised by what you can create.  The characters who come to the Fairy Ball are always enchanting and bring the Ball to life.”

On the eve of the Fairy Ball, everyone gathers in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church.   ‘Flower Magic’ is from 7:00 to 7:45 PM.  The dance is from7:45 to 9:00 PM.  The Fairy Ball is free to the public; donations are accepted to help offset the costs of the event.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   The Fairy Ball is made possible through the support of the State Arts Council of Oklahoma, the Paseo Arts Association and Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan.   For more information call the Paseo Arts Association, 525-2688, or go to www.thepaseo.com 

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


CHOREGUS BRINGS
MARTHA GRAHAM
TO TULSA
SEPT. 20 AND 21ST

 Tickets $40.




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Martha Graham Dance Company
"One of the great companies of the world."
-The New York Times Sept. 20, 8pm and Sept. 21, 3pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

 
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918-688-6112
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The 2014-2015 Choregus Season (click each event for more info):

Martha Graham Dance Company    Sept. 20 & 21, 2014
Koresh Dance Company    Oct. 28 & 29, 2014

Cantus:  All Is Calm    Nov. 15, 2014
Rastrelli Cello Quartet    Jan. 24, 2015
Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello    Feb. 20, 2015
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company    Feb. 24 & 25, 2015
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca    Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 2015
Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature    May 2, 2015

Download the season brochure here.

ORDER SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW FOR BEST SEATS: 918-688-6112
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Choregus is an IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to present outstanding performing arts that would otherwise not appear on Tulsa stages, including multi-cultural presentations, avant-garde music, cutting-edge drama, and modern dance and to engage the community with the visiting artists via educational outreach opportunities.

Our educational/outreach efforts were recognized in 2012 when we were chosen as the recipient of the Oklahoma Governor's Arts in Education Award. Through our participation in the Arts and Humanities Council's Any Given Child Tulsa initiative, 4000 Tulsa Public School 4th Graders attended a Choregus dance performance during our 2013-2014 season.

We continue to expand our educational and outreach activities related to most visiting artists this season with nine educational performances, six master classes, and additional workshops and in-school experiences.







PERPETUAL MOTION
AERIAL DANCE WKSHP
AND CLASSES





PERPETUAL MOTION DANCE

FALL CLASSES
 
Fall classes begin September 29th at Oklahoma Contemporary 

Beg Modern Dance 
Monday
5:30-6:30
Int Aerial Dance   
Wednesday 6:30-7:30 

 
Perpetual Motion Dance is able to bring quality dance performance to Oklahoma City in part by donations from our friends, families and fans. As a Not-for profit organization
all donations are tax deductible.  Consider giving today.
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Aerial Dance Workshop  
  
Join Perpetual Motion for our first Fall Aerial Dance Workshop
 on September 27th 2:30-4:30.  The workshop will teach basic to intermediate aerial silks in a workshop environment that is fun and accessible to everyone. Perpetual Motion blends post modern and aerial dance techniques with a signature grace and innovation to create dance on all planes. 

  • Who may attend: all levels are welcome, ages 12 and up
  • What to wear: dance or yoga clothing work best, covered arms and legs are best for beginners
  • What to bring: water and healthy snacks are a must
  • How much: 25.00/person 
September 27th 2:30-4:30
classes held at:
3000 General Pershing Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
www.perpetualmotiondance.org


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

 Comments:
GOOD FLICK
CONTINUES AT
OKCMOA

By Nancy Condit

"Just a Sigh" is competing in the Tribeca Film Festival

"Just a Sigh" is an engrossing, slowly unfolding film in French and English that centers around Alix - Emmanuelle Devos and the man - Gabriel Byrne - she sees and follows as she takes time out in Paris. They continue following each other into a few hours of  romance as she realizes that her life will change. To quote the OKCMOA's website, "the film captures vivid insights of an irrational, sentimental encounter balanced between the extremes of elopement and routine, with breathtaking psychological intrigue."

To see the trailer, go to.https://tickets.okcmoa.com/public/show.asp?shcode=1421.
 
"Just a Sigh" continues Saturday night at 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., and tomorrow, Sunday, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults, and $7 for all others, including children.