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OKG Newsletter


Topic: ballet

On its toes


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Continuing an annual tradition, Oklahoma City Ballet struts its stuff with ‘The Nutcracker.’
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quartz Mountain’s summer arts program expands to piano

Oklahoma high schoolers are eligible


News

Gazette staff
Young pianists can now experience Quartz Mountain through a new piano program at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. The program will give participants the unique opportunity to perform in an ensemble setting, as well as with the choir, orchestra, chamber music groups and other collaborative projects.
 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Masterful moves

OKC Ballet stages four works, including two world premieres, in its ‘Masters and Moderns’ showcase


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Masters and Moderns
8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker 848-8637
www.okcballet.com
$29-$54
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

En masse

A trio of metro arts organizations joins forces on a world-premiere production of Mozart’s ‘Requiem.’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb

Requiem Mass in D Minor
8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Ballet with Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Canterbury Choral Society
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker
www.okcballet.com, 848-8637
$29-$54

 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Limitless movement

A dance class teaches technique to blind students of all ages.


Features

Heide Brandes
In Tanya Chianese’s youth ballet class, students listen more than watch. She describes movements using imagery, using words instead of steps to show her class where a foot is placed, how high a chin is lifted or how low a plié should be.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Raising the barre

A new workout trend offers locals a graceful alternative.


Sports

Sky Nelson
As the Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.”
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Girl with enamel eyes

Not as friendly as Pinocchio or as evil as Chucky, the doll known as ‘Coppélia’ has captivated ballet audiences since 1870.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Coppélia
8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Ballet
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okcballet.com
848-8637 $12.50-$57
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dust off your tights

Norman Ballet breaks out ‘The Oklahoma Nutcracker,’ now in its 10th year.


Performing Arts

Joshua Boydston
The Oklahoma Nutcracker
3 p.m. Sunday
Nancy O'Brian Center for the Performing Arts
1809 Stubbeman, Norman
normanballetcompany.com
364-1818
$20
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

VOTD: I could watch this ‘All Day’

Girl Talk’s epic album gets an epic video treatment. Oh, yeah, and he’s playing a secret concert in Norman this weekend.

I once had an extensive discussion with a friend about the mash-up that opens Girl Talk’s fifth album, “All Day,” one of my personal favorites and probably the most fun disc of 2010. The two prominent songs sampled are Ludacris’ “Move Bitch” and Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” the former of which my friend Nathan (a gigantic metalhead), said he first listened to in high school while bumping up and down on a tractor on his family’s farm in northwest Oklahoma. If that’s not a funny image, then I don’t know what is.

Whoever’s behind this “Girl Walk // All Day” Kickstarter Campaign (not actually associated with Girl Talk) probably finds similar humor in listening to compulsive dance music in everyday situations. They’ve filmed 12 videos (ostensibly one for each song on the album), which they’ll be premiering each week until mid-January over at The Gothamist.

The first one’s below, and it features a sassy, rogue ballet dancer, a robot-dancing mechanic creep and a bunch of confused onlookers. I just wish I were brave enough to dance like this outside the protective confines of my car.



Also, yes, Girl Talk will be playing somewhere in Norman this weekend, but the location and time of the show have yet to be announced. Axe Body Spray is sponsoring the concert, and tickets will be given out on the University of Oklahoma campus tomorrow. I’ve currently got about a half-dozen surrogates keeping an eye out for me, because I’m not missing this chance to dress up like a goof and unfurl that Girl Talk-loving freak flag of mine.

Also, earnest question: What is an ice cream paint job? Or do I even want to know?
by Matt Carney 12.01.2011 2 years ago
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