Saturday, December 10, 2016

STUDENTS & RACE DANCE
COMPANY SHARE STAGE IN
HIP HOP NUTCRACKER AT
OCCC VENUE


 
 RACE Dance Company mentors 90 students from dance programs in six Oklahoma City Public Schools for the fifth annual production of the Hip Hop Nutcracker (HHN). Show performances are set for 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 17 at Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center located at 7777 S May Ave. in Oklahoma City.

“For the first time ever, we’ve extended the invitation to elementary schools involved with Prairie Dance Youth Company. Attendees will be blown away by the talent these young kids possess,” said Hui Cha Poos, Executive Director of RACE Dance Company.
In addition, students enrolled at Douglass High School, Harding Fine Arts Academy John Marshall High School, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School, and U.S. Grant High School will perform in the show. RACE Dance members meet with the kids once-to-twice a week leading up to the show.

“We go to teach them the choreography and fundamentals of hip-hop, but we leave knowing we’ve impacted these kids way beyond the dance floor,” Brandi Gable, Artistic Director for RACE Dance Company. “For many of these kids, this is life changing – being able to perform in a professional setting is something they never dreamt would be possible.”
Poos says HHN also advances RACE's mission to bring social awareness and change through dance performances and education.

“We bring kids together from different schools and different backgrounds in a non-competitive environment where it’s all about collaboration and inclusion. The result is truly magical – not just for the kids, the audience can see and feel it throughout the performance,” said Poos.

Set to high-energy music, and contemporary, hip hop and jazz moves, HHN tells the story of a young man who searches for something missing from his life, only to discover that "it," exists within himself. The take away for the audience is a message of perseverance, family and holiday spirit.

Individual tickets can be purchased for $20 online at tickets.occc.edu. For more information about HHN, visit: racedance.com.
Courtesy of RACE Dance Company


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MISS BROWN
TO YOU 
PLAY DATES


Volume 18 No. 11 November 29th 2016
The Park Pigeon Occasional 


The Christmas Shows.
The Sisters of Swing Christmas Shows are Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm.  We are graciously hosted by Saint John's Episcopal Church, 5401 N. Brookline.  Your $10 will go to feed the hungry of Oklahoma City (as well as offer many other services) through the Guild of Saint George, a benevolent ministry of The Episcopal Churches of our city.  And here is a picture of the color-matched ukuleles we will be playing. 

January...
In brief: Full Circle Saturday, January 7th. Bohemian Cafe Saturday, January 21st.  UCO Sunday, January 22nd. Super Special Surprise Event Friday, January 27th.  Sisters of Swing at Saint Charles, Saturday, January 28th.

And an episode of crass commercialism...
Miss Brown to You has some really exciting things coming up is 2017, the details of which I am not able to disclose as yet, but I can tell you this:  we are planning a CD project for the fall.  We've been fortunate to never have to resort to crowd-funding, and we have some seed money in place, but to raise some more capital we are proposing this novel fundraising technique: if you want to support our next album, why not purchase one of our already-made CDs?  You can purchase online from MissBrowntoYou.com  : you can also listen to the tracks on Apple Music, Rhapsody or CD Baby.  We'll also have plenty of CDs on hand at shows.  

There is some native Winter Holiday coming up, at which it's customary to give gifts.  I'm just sayin'.



a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"


OCU PRESENTS
BROADWAY STYLE DANCE
EXTRAVANGANZA:
"Home for the Holidays"



Oklahoma City University’s world-renowned American Spirit Dance Company will celebrate Christmas through tap, jazz, ballet and musical theater dance as the annual Home for the Holidays Christmas show returns to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium stage Dec. 8 to 11.
Nearly 125 dancers, under the direction of OCU award-winning Dance Chair Jo Rowan, will perform longtime audience favorites and a wide array of new numbers.
The show opens with a high-energy office party celebration of the beginning of the holiday season followed by a humorous commentary on the remoteness of relationships caused by an overuse of electronic devices. It then moves to a tap celebration of Christmas in Hawaii before snow and ice skating cool things off.
Several dances tap into the longing for friends and relatives who are far away during the holiday season and the emotions caused by separation due to varying circumstances.
OCU is known for many graduates and former students who have enjoyed careers as Rockettes.  Many began their careers with the annual favorite “Santa Kickline.”  A new “Jingle Bells Kickline” has been added to this year’s show.  Other annual favorites are “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” a precision tap number, and “March of the Toy Soldiers,” a tour de force by male dancers.
The show concludes with a Nativity and a joyful celebration of the meaning of Christmas with well wishes for all.
“Home for the Holidays is a fast-moving, beautiful and entertaining show with something for everyone,” Rowan said.
Home for the Holidays is recommended for ages 6 and up. Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11.
Tickets are $29 each and can be purchased by calling 405-208-5227 or visiting okcu.edu/tickets.  Group rates offering substantial savings are available for churches, schools, independent living centers and similar organizations.
Courtesy of Oklahoma City University
OKC BALLET OPENS
"THE NUTCRACKER"
IN THREE DAYS

If you haven't gotten your tickets to The Nutcracker, the time is now! 
ROBERT MILLS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Just 3 days left until opening night of "The Nutcracker" 
 presented by Devon Energy!

There is still time to get tickets to one of nine shows available!


or call our box office at 405-848-TOES (8637)!

Courtesy Oklahoma City Ballet





Friday, November 4, 2016



OOPS! THAT SHOULD BE
MISS BROWN TO YOU
NOVEMBER SCHEDULE --
See post below
MISS BROWN TO YOU
NOVEMBER DATES


Volume 18 No 10 | October 18th 2016
The Park Pigeon Occasional Vol. 18 No. 10


November...
Saturday, November 5th: For our regular Full Circle date, Louise will be in Los Angeles hobnobbing with her brother wizards and it will be up to me and Percussionist Deluxe Elyse Angelo to entertain you.  Many numbers will be unique to this performance.  As usual, beverages and sweet things and not a penny for tribute.  7:30 - 9:30, 1900 NW Expressway.

Friday, November 11th:  We're very happy be a part of The Women of Woodyfest concert at the Hen House Restaurant Stage in Okemah, 613 W Broadway.  Red Dirt Nation has the rundown for this fundraiserWomen of Woodyfest

Saturday, November 12th:  We're back at UCO Jazz Lab with Roger Kimball and Randy Coyne!  8:00 pm, 100 E 5th Street in Edmond, and $10 at the door. 

  Kind of a Big Deal...
Saturday, November 19th Miss Brown to You will be back in Beautiful Uptown Perkins, Oklahoma on the Cimarron Breeze Concert Series!  Our Special Guest will be Elyse Angelo, and we hope to hear a few tunes from Monica Taylor that night! Downbeat is 7:00, $25 in advance and $30 at the door. ($5 discount for seniors)  More information on Cimarron Breeze here:  The unique concert hall is at 750 N Main Street in Perkins.  

We hope to see you at one of these events!  Let me know by reply if you have any questions about the new email service.  And remember: Sisters of Swing Christmas: December 17th, 2:00 & 7:00, at Saint John's, 5401 N. Brookline.  

Mmmmmmmmmmmwwwaaaaaaaaah, ;
Mary
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Thursday, November 3, 2016



PERPETUAL MOTION'S
BLACK/WHITE
BLACK/LIGHT PARTY,
& UPCOMING EVENTS



Perpetual Motion Dance 
Invites You
Join us for the 2nd annual 
Black/White Black/Light Party 
November 12th, 2016

BUY TICKETS NOW

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

Perpetual Motion Dance presents WANDERLUST
October 25th, 8:00pm - Seretean Theatre
Oklahoma State University

Click the link below for a sneak peek:

COMMUNITY CLASSES

Beg/Int Level Aerial Class (Apparatus Varies Every 4 Weeks)
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Every Monday/Wednesday @ 6:00-7:30pm
Climb Up - Open Level Silks
Every Saturday @ 9:00-10:00am

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!

Perpetual Motion Community Classes
The link to community classes does not work in this blog site.
Please contact the company by email at the site below.
STAY CONNECTED:
Perpetual Motion Dance, P.O. Box 1916, Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Courtesy of Perpetual Motion Dance and Nancy Condit