Dance http://publicradiotulsa.org en World-Class Modern Dance in Tulsa via Choregus Productions: Kidd Pivot's "The Tempest Replica" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/world-class-modern-dance-tulsa-choregus-productions-kidd-pivots-tempest-replica <p>On this edition of ST, we learn about the highly regarded, Vancouver-based dance company, <a href="http://www.kiddpivot.org/">Kidd Pivot</a>. As is noted of this small but accomplished collective at the company's website: "Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot's performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigor, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Fri, 16 May 2014 17:48:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 59726 at http://publicradiotulsa.org World-Class Modern Dance in Tulsa via Choregus Productions: Kidd Pivot's "The Tempest Replica" Tulsa Ballet's "Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K" Opens This Evening with Three New Works http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-ballets-floor-creations-studio-k-opens-evening-three-new-works <p>Starting tonight, Friday the 2nd, Tulsa Ballet presents its final performance of the 2013-14 season, "Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K." This is the seventh year in which the ballet has offered a three-part "Creations in Studio K" evening, and this time around, it will feature world-premiere works by Jodie Gates ("The Angle of Incidence"), Young Soon Hue ("Contrast"), and Ma Cong ("Uniko"). Our guest on ST is Tulsa Ballet's artistic director, Marcello Angelini, who describes each of these works in detail. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:59:10 +0000 Rich Fisher 58913 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Ballet's "Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K" Opens This Evening with Three New Works Getting to Know the Local Dance Company Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/getting-know-local-dance-company-tulsa-modern-movement-or-tumm <p>On this edition of ST, we meet Ari Christopher, the Executive Director and Choreographer of Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM). Initiated in 2011, TuMM, per its <a href="http://www.TuMMdance.org">website</a>, "invigorates modern dance in Oklahoma by creating and performing new choreography, promoting life-long learning in the art of dance, and collaborating across disciplines." Christopher studied at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance and attended the Modern Dance BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:19:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 58225 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Getting to Know the Local Dance Company Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM) The Tulsa Symphony Offers "Inside Out!" and Living Arts of Tulsa Presents the eMerge Dance Festival http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-symphony-offers-inside-out-and-living-arts-tulsa-presents-emerge-dance-festival <p>On this edition of ST, we're talking about two noteworthy cultural events happening in downtown Tulsa this weekend. First off, we discuss the final concert of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra's current season, "Inside Out!," which happens tomorrow night (Saturday the 12th) at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. We speak with Kari Caldwell, the principal cellist and board president of the TSO, who'll be the featured soloist as the symphony performs "Don Quixote" by Strauss. This concert will also feature Jennifer Higdon's "Blue Cathedral" and Haydn's "Symphony No. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:01:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 57676 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Symphony Offers "Inside Out!" and Living Arts of Tulsa Presents the eMerge Dance Festival Tulsa Ballet Does "Rooster" (A Tribute to Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones from Christopher Bruce) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-ballet-does-rooster-tribute-mick-jagger-and-rolling-stones-christopher-bruce <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome Christopher Bruce, the highly regarded British choreographer and dancer who served as Artistic Director of the Rambert Dance Company from 1994 until 2002. Bruce, whom London's Daily Telegraph once called "the Nureyev of contemporary ballet," was appointed Houston Ballet's Associate Choreographer in 1989, and this world-renowned company has served as his artistic home in America since then. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 55963 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Ballet Does "Rooster" (A Tribute to Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones from Christopher Bruce) "Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K" --- a Trio of New, Exciting Works --- Returns to Tulsa Ballet http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/floor-creations-studio-k-trio-new-exciting-works-returns-tulsa-ballet <p>On this edition of ST, we chat with Marcello Angelini, who's been the Artistic Director at Tulsa Ballet since 1995. Angelini tells us about the latest production from his world-renowned company, which opened over the weekend, on the 3rd, and which will continue through Sunday the 12th at Tulsa Ballet's Studio K space, near 45th Place and Peoria Avenue in Tulsa. Mon, 06 May 2013 20:14:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 38572 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K" --- a Trio of New, Exciting Works --- Returns to Tulsa Ballet Choreographer Val Caniparoli Returns to Tulsa Ballet with "Lady of the Camellias" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/choreographer-val-caniparoli-returns-tulsa-ballet-lady-camellias <p>Tulsa Ballet will soon present "Lady of the Camellias," with performances scheduled for February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Tulsa PAC. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:14:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 33314 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Choreographer Val Caniparoli Returns to Tulsa Ballet with "Lady of the Camellias" Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Styles Blend Seamlessly in the Work of River North Dance Chicago http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/jazz-ballet-and-contemporary-styles-blend-seamlessly-work-river-north-dance-chicago <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Frank Chaves, the artistic director of River North Dance Chicago, a critically acclaimed dance organization, founded in 1989, that continues to perform at leading venues around the world. This company is recognized for its skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music, and bold choreography. Chaves, who's also the company's main choreographer (and who's been with the company for two decades now), tells us that River North Dance Chicago is especially dedicated to merging jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles of movement. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:12:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 32670 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Styles Blend Seamlessly in the Work of River North Dance Chicago Tulsa Ballet's Alfonso Martin Looks Back on His Stellar Career in Dance --- and Previews "Dracula" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-ballets-alfonso-martin-looks-back-his-stellar-career-dance-and-previews-dracula <p>We are pleased to welcome to ST Alfonso Martin, a Principal Dancer with Tulsa Ballet who first joined the company in 1998 as a Demi-Soloist. This season, Martin's 14th with TulsaBallet, will be his last; he's decided to "go out while still on top" in terms of his retirement from dancing. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:11:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 28375 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Ballet's Alfonso Martin Looks Back on His Stellar Career in Dance --- and Previews "Dracula" Choregus Productions Begins a New Season of Cutting-Edge Dance and Memorable Music Here in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/choregus-productions-begins-new-season-cutting-edge-dance-and-memorable-music-here-tulsa <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with Ken Tracy, the founder of (and programming director for) the Tulsa-based nonprofit arts organization known as Choregus Productions. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:36:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 26385 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Choregus Productions Begins a New Season of Cutting-Edge Dance and Memorable Music Here in Tulsa