Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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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

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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.



Fall classes begin September 29th at Oklahoma Contemporary 

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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
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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

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Saturday, March 29, 2014


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.
"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. 


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Wildlife Photography with Tom Ulrich
Acclaimed photographer Tom Ulrich is coming to Oklahoma City to share his skills and stories of adventure. 
An award-winning photographer for National Geographic, National Wildlife, Audubon, Outdoor Oklahoma, and others, Ulrich has scoured the globe in search of the perfect wildlife shot.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4  7:00 p.m.  
Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive

Ulrich will share stories of adventure and talk about some of his favorite wildlife photographs. For all ages.
Advance registration required. FREE  

SATURDAY, APRIL 5  8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive

Photographers of all skill levels can spend personal time with Ulrich as he talks about the best methods for capturing nature at its finest. During the workshop, Ulrich will answer questions about technique and camera technology. 

Cost: $50 per person, paid directly to Ulrich the day of the event. Class fee includes a copy of one of Ulrich's books.

For more information, call Martin Park Nature Center
at 755-0676. 


March 29, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. 

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 

Do you want to learn more about Oklahoma's wetlands? Then join us for this workshop to learn about the importance of wetlands in Oklahoma, as well as the flora and fauna which inhabit them. 
We'll also talk about the steps it takes to become a Master Naturalist.

Bring a dish for all to share in our potluck lunch. FREE

Register in advance! 


Space is limited so register soon.

April 12 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. FREE

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 
Space is limited! Must pre-register to attend.

Help your garden grow and conserve
water by signing up for our Rain Barrel
workshop on Saturday, April 12. Barrels and kits will be supplied to help residents create and decorate to use at home. 
Two classes are available and SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 participants each. 
Registration is required.
Register for 9:00 a.m. class.
Register for 10:30 a.m. class.
After the class, stay and play during Martin Park Nature Center's Earth Fest outdoor eco-festival. We'll have eco-friendly education and children's activities from 1-4 p.m.
Thanks to the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the City of Oklahoma's Water Utilities Trust, Sustainable OKC and Six Twelve for providing barrels, barrel plumbing kits and volunteer instruction.   
For more information, call 755-0676.

Have a day full of eco-fun during Martin Park Nature Center's EARTH FEST  

April 12 1 - 4 p.m. FREE

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 
No registration required! 
Martin Park Nature Center is hosting a party for the planet and you're invited! Join us for eco-friendly fun that includes interactive education booths, kids activities, an alt-fuel vehicle display, a rain barrel give-away and more!
Education programs include:
  • Aquaponics
  • Composting with worms
  • Bee hive management
  • "Blue Thumb" water testing
  • E-citizen reporting on bird and animal migration 
Kids activities include:
  • Terrarium making
  • Creating flower pots from recycled materials
  • Bagel birdfeeders
  • Water Cycle bracelets
  • Recycle relay race
PLUS! Visits from Mother Earth, Terry the Trashasaurus, Wayne Drop and Cycler the Robot.
During Earth Fest, the OKC Storm Water Quality office will hold a raffle for a FREE rain barrel.
No registration required. Fun for all ages.
For more information, call 755-0676.

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Jennifer L. McClintock
Marketing and Public Information Manager
Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department 

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