RACE PARTNERS W/ CURBSIDE CHRONICLE FOR HOME, ALSO SUMMER CLASSES
Dance Company Partners with The Curbside Chronicle for an Intimate Look at
the lens of local choreographers, RACE Dance Company presents “Home” in
partnership with The Curbside Chronicle for the final concert of the 2015-2016
season. Dancers will explore the true meaning of “Home” at The Loft on Film Row
at 700 ½ West Sheridan in Oklahoma City on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June
11 at 7:30 p.m.
subsidiary of The Homeless Alliance, The Curbside Chronicle employs and empowers homeless and low-income
individuals in Oklahoma City by allowing them to write and sell a street
magazine. A magazine vendor, as well as the organization’s co-founder Rayna
O’connor will be at the show to share how The Curbside Chronicle is helping
Oklahomans rise out of poverty.
“There are some misconceptions out there.
When you see Curbside vendors on the street, they are not panhandlers. They are
people who are dedicated to transitioning out of homelessness and into housing,”
said Rayna O’connor. That’s what The Curbside Chronicle is all about.”
The spirit of the magazine inspired
RACE Dance’s Co-Artistic Director Brandi Kelley to choreograph a dance in “Home”
called “Dignity; Curbside.”
“I’ve always admired the dignity
The Curbside Chronicle brings to people. Every vendor I have every encountered
is so happy to be working and proud of the product they sell,” said Kelley. “Sometimes
I feel like they give me a lot more than the money I provide them with.”
to the nature of social content, RACE Dance Co. recommends ages 14 and up
attend the show. Tickets are available for $30 online at tickets.racedance.com
and at the door. Seniors can buy tickets for $20 at the door with valid
identification. For more information, visit racedance.com.
RACE Summer Dance Classes
offers summer dance classes through its Race the Space program at Studio 7
located at 516 NW 23rd in Oklahoma City.
RACE Dance Company
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. RACE has more
than 40 members within its three companies: RACE, Men of RACE and Junior RACE.
is an official 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.
PERPETUAL MOTION PERFORMANCE, AND CALL TO ACTION FOR STEPHANIE CROSBY
Perpetual Motion Dance Presents
Wanderlust will explore the desire to break the grid
of our daily routines, pursuing new paths and experiences. Aerial
apparatuses such as silks, harnesses, and iron squares will lift the
performance off the ground and into the air. The choreography for Wanderlust will
be created by director Michelle Moeller and company choreographers
Kayla Jenkins, Alana Murray, Amy Nevius and Katie Noble, Kilmyn Shae.
company was awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to
assist in funding Perpetual Motion's concert. Through state
appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Oklahoma Arts Council funds over 1,200 events annually with an estimated
total attendance of over 3.5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma
Arts Council generally account for over $20 million in grants and
matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma's economy throughout the
state's rural and urban communities.
those of you who know Stephanie Crosby, a long time PM company member
and friend, she was recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is
without insurance after losing her job during the Devon layoffs. She
will need chemo and multiple surgeries. She has a sweet five month old
girl and is very much in need with her increasingly difficult
circumstances. If you are inclined to help, please click the link below
For Perpetual Motion's upcoming April class schedule and the the April 30th auditions for the Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, please see their website at www.perpetualmotiondance.org. Audition pre-registrations with a headshot and resume should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
45th Anniversary Season, Oklahoma City Ballet has announced its 2016-2017
lineup of performances. Season ticket subscriptions are available for three or
four performance packages.
off the season will be Rodeo- A Triple Bill, October 21-23, 2016
at Civic Center Music Hall. This triple bill presents George Balanchine’s
Serenade, Robert Mills’ Our Private Rooms, and Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo.
off the evening, Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is
the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and is one of
the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory.
Director Robert Mills in recent years has created popular story ballets like Beauty
and the Beast and Romeo and Juliet. For the first time since he
choreographed the audience favorite Pushing Pennies, Mr. Mills delves
back into the world of abstract contemporary ballet with his premiere of Our
world famous score by Aaron Copeland, Rodeo is Agnes de Mille’s most
beloved and most frequently presented ballet. Rodeo had its world
premiere with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House,
October 16, 1942.
evening of will be a mix of neo-classical and contemporary ballet that will
delight all audience members.
Nutcracker, presented by Devon Energy,
will return to the stage December 10-21, 2016. Choreographed by Oklahoma City
Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Mills, The Nutcracker is Oklahoma
City’s favorite holiday tradition and is the perfect first ballet for children
or adults. Over 100 children from The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet join
Oklahoma City Ballet’s stunning professional dancers, plus the Oklahoma City
Philharmonic will perform Tchaikovsky’s famous score live to complete this
dreamlike production the whole family will enjoy.
The first production of the new year will be The
Sleeping Beauty on February 17-19, 2017. A feast for the eyes and ears, the
charming fairytale features some of classical ballet’s most challenging yet
enchanting choreography. This classic tale is the story of Princess
Aurora, the evil Carabosse and the charming Prince Désiré, who pulls the
Sleeping Beauty from her 100-year slumber. The production features
luxurious sets and costumes, Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed live by the
Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a fanciful cast of characters.
The season will end on a high note with the vibrant,
mystical fantasy of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, set for April 21-23, 2017. Set to Felix Mendelssohn’s lush score,
Artistic Director Robert Mills brings the classic comedy to life for this
fabulous world premiere. Follow the adventures and misadventures of a group
of mortals and immortals in their quest for love. More than 20 child
dancers from our school will fill the forest as fireflies, bugs, and fairies.
Opening the evening will be a world premiere work from Denver
choreographer Sarah Tallman. Fresh off her debut as a choreographer in
Southern California’s National Choreographers Initiative, Ms. Tallman’s work is
influenced by the theatrical and is guided by the humility that often permeates
the human spirit.
tickets to three or four performances may be purchased by calling 405-848-TOES
(8637). 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.
For more information or to purchase season tickets online,
please visit www.okcballet.com or call 405-843-9898.
guitarist extraordinaire is well known for his chops and prowess. He
has recorded over fifteen albums of classically inspired covers from
bands like Queen, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Join us from Noon-1 - you
don't want to miss it!
What's better than cello? How about six! This group, led by instructor Thomasz Zieba,
performs mesmerizing, emotive pieces that are sure to break your daily
routine. Experience the music first hand from 11:30-12:30!
Art Moves is an Arts Council Oklahoma City initiative that provides
free arts events in Downtown OKC each work day from Noon-1:00. Events
may include artist demonstrations or musical performances and take
place in various downtown locations. The daily line-up features a wide
range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances,
live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more!