Friday, December 19, 2014



MARY REYNOLDS &
SISTERS OF SWING



The end of the year calendar:

The Sisters of Swing Christmas shows have been set: the Christmas Benefit, Saturday, December 20th, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 2:00 & 7:00 pm. 

And, Miss Brown will appear at Opening Night this year, at City Hall.  

love,
mary

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



PERPETUAL MOTION
PUBLIC PARTY HONORS
AERIALIST KIM KIEFFER


Kim Kieffer, choreographer, designer, and builder of much of 
Perpetual Motion Dance's aerial work is leaving for further
work.
Come to a public party, $10 a head to keep on dancing,
Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Magnolia Building. Read on:








PERPETUAL MOTION DANCE
December 2nd is
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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.

Visit our new etsy shop and support your local dance company! 

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Classes will be in session Dec. 1st-17th this month.

Monday 5:30-6:30 Beg/Int Modern

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Beginning Aerial

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 Advanced Aerial

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PERPETUAL MOTION DANCE
December 2nd is
Join us in supporting modern dance in Oklahoma, become a patron TODAY!

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.

Visit our new etsy shop and support your local dance company! 

Choose Perpetual Motion Dance as your charity on Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

Like us on Facebook 

To receive info about upcoming performances:

Join Our Mailing List

Classes will be in session Dec. 1st-17th this month.

Monday 5:30-6:30 Beg/Int Modern

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Beginning Aerial

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 Advanced Aerial

For more info on Perpetual Motion visit:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014



REPOST:

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLERS
SHINE IN RACE DANCE COMPANY'S
"HIP HOP NUTCRACKER"


 
Members of RACE Dance Company join forces with seven Oklahoma City Public High School dance programs for the return of Oklahoma City’s annual Hip Hop Nutcracker (HHN). Performances are set for December 5th and 6th at 7:30 p.m., and December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness High School. General admission tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $16 at tickets.racedance.com or $20 at the door.

At-risk students enrolled in dance programs at Capitol Hill High School, Douglass High School, Millwood High School, Northwest Classen High School, Putnam City West High School, Putnam City North High School and U.S. Grant High School auditioned for HHN in September. RACE chose 63 students, ages 14-and-up to take part in the performance. Each student has been paired with a member of RACE and mentored over the last three months in preparation for the performance.   

This year RACE has amped up the production of HHN with the addition of Starship Playground Producers and DJs Ben Edison and Chase Arnold. The duo will spin music live during the shows.

Like the original Nutcracker, HHN follows the journey of a young man who seeks to find something that is missing in his life, only to discover it exists within himself. However, HHN’s high-energy music and dance styles incorporate many more twists and turns than the traditional Nutcrackers. The take away for the audience is a message of perseverance, family and holiday spirit.
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About RACE Dance Company
Hui Cha Poos created RACE Dance Company, Oklahoma’s first professional Jazz/Hip Hop/Contemporary group, in 2008. RACE is an acronym for Radical Application of Creative Energy. RACE has produced and participated in more than 75 performances throughout the city, with groups like the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Dance United Benefit. In 2010, the Oklahoma Gazette selected RACE as one of the top 5 performance companies in Oklahoma. In 2011, RACE received the Great Inspirations Award from Creative Oklahoma. Today RACE is made up of more than 60 dancers within three companies: RACE, Men of RACE and Junior RACE. RACE is an official 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.  
Executive Director of RACE: Hui Cha Poos
Artistic Director of RACE:  Emily South

Choreographers:  John Ariete, Emily South, Hui Cha Poos, Brandi Kelley, LaKeysta Tipton-Goree, Tasha Hinex, Brandon Graves, Austin Nieves, Amanda Williams, Amanda Beard, Jeremiah Walton, Tiffany Lemmings, Allison High
Music for HHN:  Original compositions by Starship Playground: Ben Edison, Chase Arnold

RACE Dancers:  Allison High, Christine Soileau, Sheri Hayden, Melissa Sluice, Amanda Williams, Amanda Beard, Audrey Johnston, Erika Reyes, Mariah Moore, Brooke Nagy, Sarah Smith, Shaina Wilkins, Cameela Pennington, Elizabeth Van Horn, Taylor Orebaugh, Tiffany Lemmings, Tasha Hinex

Men of RACE: Stephen Wafer, Asarra Smith, Jeremiah Walton, Brandon (Bg) Graves, Christopher Shepard, Austin Nieves, Lucio Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Jordan Eason, Dominick Brown, Ontario Byrd, Nathaniel Tylor, Gavin Hounslow

Jr. RACE: Abbigail Baird, Allie Peterson, Danielle Nickell, Shelby Bailey, Josie Hodges, Nancy Rance, Genna Ille, Parker Millspaugh, Emily Hernandez, Rebecca Harrison, Cierra Gibson, Abbie Idleman, Jackie Hernandez, Erin Presley, McKenzie Webb, Holly O’Neal

Guest Performer (Big D):  James Grigsby

From the press release



Friday, November 21, 2014



OU COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
PRESENTS
THE PLAY OF DANIEL, WITH
MEMBERS OF DANCE DEPT. 

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“THE PLAY OF DANIEL is nothing less than a medieval opera. It originated at the Beauvais Cathedral, in the mid 1100s and was performed by students at the Cathedral school, led by teachers known as Goliards, until the later 1200s,” says Eugene Enrico, OU Reaugh Professor of Musicology and conductor of the opera.

The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents The Play of Daniel, as part of the Sutton Concert Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, in the Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall of the Catlett Music Center. “The Play of Daniel dramatizes two stories from the Book of Daniel in the Bible: Belshazzar’s Feast, the Handwriting on the Wall, and Daniel’s interpretation of the handwriting, prophesying that Belshazzar’s kingdom is doomed. The second story involves Daniel coming to the court of the new King Darius, his entrapment by the Envious Counselors, his being cast into the lion’s den, his protection by an Angel of God, and his prophesy of the Nativity.
“We feel privileged to have an outstanding cast including Rodney Westbrook as Daniel; Les Flanagan as Belshazzar and Habakkuk; Nicole Robertson as Belshazzar’s Queen; Andrew Wannigman as Darius; and Skye Singleton as the Angel. Tina Kambour, choreographer, and Bill Ferrara, stage director, also collaborated on the production. Lloyd Cracknell arranged the costumes and masks,” noted Enrico. A medieval band featuring medieval fiddle, bass gamba, troubadour harp, psaltery, lute, medieval flute, recorders and a battery of percussion will accompany the singers.
All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults, and $10 at the door.  For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.
Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.

See you in the OU Arts District!
From the press release

OU HOLIDAY STUDENT
AND FACULTY ART AUCTION
TONIGHT TO BENEFIT
STUDENT ORGANIZATION

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Tammy Gordon Jones presents to the audience a photograph donated by OU School of Art & Art History professor Bob Dohrmann at the 2012 VASA Art Auction.


The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History along with the Visual Art Student Association invite you to the annual VASA Art Auction on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6-9 p.m. in the Lightwell Gallery at the School of Art and Art History, 520 Parrington Oval. The event is free and open to the public.

The Visual Art Student Association is a registered OU student organization with a mission to support students in expanding their creative experience through fine art related trips, speakers and events that facilitate interaction with creative people. The VASA Art Auction is an annual event organized by its members that invites School of Art and Art History students and faculty to donate their artwork for a public auction, which will benefit the organization. The auction offers guests a chance to bid on original artworks. Opening bids will range from $1 to $5. Available works range from small-scale drawings, prints, and ceramic pieces to larger scale paintings and mixed media items.

“This event gives students a chance to showcase their artwork within a broader scale, while also allowing the public a chance to purchase student and faculty work,” said VASA president Shane Jensen. “It is the hope of VASA to promote the arts at the University and within the local community. The auction also promotes the individual talents of the OU School of Art & Art History students and faculty that donate.”
The event is free to attend and open to the public. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition from 6-6:30 p.m. and auction will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA).

For more information on the VASA Art Auction or the OU School of Art & Art History please visit art.ou.edu or call (405) 325-2691.
The Lightwell Gallery is located on the second floor of the School of Art & Art History at 520 Parrington Oval in the OU Arts District. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the School of Art & Art History at (405) 325.2691.

From the press release
  

Thursday, November 20, 2014



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From the brochure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014





OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET
PRESENTS ALL NEW
THE NUTCRACKER


The Nutcracker
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Oklahoma City Ballet is proud to announce an all-new production of “The Nutcracker,” transformed for audiences with new sets and costumes, presented by Devon Energy. The cherished holiday favorite will be performed at the Civic Center Music Hall for a 10-run performance, Dec. 13-22. Single tickets start at $26 and will be available through OKC Ballet and Civic Center Box Offices beginning Nov. 3.

This year’s production debuts all-new set and costume designs, offering Oklahoma City a production that will provide a fresh holiday experience for families across the state. The new sets were designed by Emmy Award-winning scenic designer Gregory Crane, and the elaborate new costumes are from Colorado designer Susanne Hubbs, whose designs have been featured in “Dance Magazine.”

Choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills, Oklahoma City Ballet’s version of “The Nutcracker” remains true to the original libretto that premiered in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Tchaikovsky’s familiar score will be performed live at every performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, led by Music Director Joel Levine.

This classic fairy tale tells the story of Clara, who receives a beautiful, handmade wooden Nutcracker from the quirky Heir Drosselmeyer at a Christmas Eve party. That night, Clara sneaks downstairs to play with her new Nutcracker and is swept away to a fantasy land of toy soldiers, giant mice and dancing snowflakes. After saving her beloved Nutcracker from the evil Mouse King, she is whisked away to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets and Toys, where she is treated to performances by fanciful, dancing confections and toys including the Sugar Plum Fairy.

As an added treat, Santa Claus will be in the main lobby 1 hour before all performances. Families will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa as a holiday keepsake (service fees apply). Children are invited to make their own Nutcracker oil pastel drawing 1 hour before all performances and during matinĂ©e Intermissions, sponsored by Oklahoma Contemporary. Following each 2 p.m. matinĂ©e performance, dancers from “The Nutcracker” will be available in the main lobby for photos and autographs and patrons can enjoy refreshments courtesy of Braum’s.

Performances take place on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased starting Nov. 3 by calling 405-848-TOES (8637) or online at www.okcballet.com/nutcracker. 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City.

From the press release