Arts roundup: River North Dance troupe to perform at Cascia Hall PAC
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1/17/13 at 5:43 AM
The internationally acclaimed River North Dance Chicago makes its Oklahoma debut this weekend, as the latest contemporary dance company performance presented by Choregus Productions.
River North Dance's repertory is built on jazz dance, and the six pieces the company will perform - at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cascia Hall PAC, 2525 S. Yorktown Ave. - range from full-company works to improvisational-based solos.
In addition, the company will present a special program on the history of jazz dance for students, as well as conduct a "total dance immersive" program that will allow participants to take a class with members of the company, talk about their careers and observe the preparations for the evening's show.
The "total dance immersive" is $50-$70 and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information or to register, call 918-622-6112. For show tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame will host two well-known local performers this weekend.
Fiddler Shelby Eicher will show off the jazzier side of his musical personality as he leads Eicher's Band of Gypsies, an acoustic ensemble that will re-create the sound of European jazz clubs in the 1920s and '30s, when musicians such as Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt were defining "le jazz hot." The band performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Sunday afternoon concert will feature Darell Christopher performing "People Get Ready," a concert of jazz and blues that will also be a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Show time is 5 p.m.
Tickets are $15-$20. 918-281-8600, tulsaworld.com/mytix
The Tulsa Symphony Indigo Chamber Series will feature music of Mozart, Gliere and Schumann, 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Enjoy wine and cheese prior to the concert. Tickets are $30 at the door. 918-584-3645, tulsaworld.com/tulsasymphony
Explore ways to go beyond just "taking snapshots" with "Picture This - Photo Interactive," being presented as part of the Philbrook Museum of Art's regular Third Thursday event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road.
The workshop will give instructions in ways to create artistic photographic projects without a darkroom. A live DJ and cash bar should make the creative juices flow. Admission is $8.29. 918-749-7941, tulsaworld.com/philbrook
Toy designer Kevin Stark, who designed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys in 1990 and opened the Toy & Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley a decade later, will be the guest of the monthly meeting of the Art Directors Club of Tulsa.
Stark will discuss his life and career in a presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Living Art of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St. Admission is $25 at the door. tulsaworld.com/adct
School will not be in session Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so the Zarrow Center for Art and Education, 124 E. Brady St., will have its monthly Drop-in Family Art Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. The free event offers art activities for all ages.
Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, will show two documentaries in conjunction with its current exhibit of photographs of the American West by National Geographic photographers.
"Ansel Adams: Photographer" is a portrait of the acclaimed artist who created some of the most iconic images of the Western landscape. It will be followed by "National Geographic Live!" showcasing the work of photographers Frans Lanting and Robb Kendrick.
The films start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gilcrease Auditorium. The films are free with museum admission. 918-596-2700, tulsaworld.com/gilcrease
2727 S. Rockford Road
- Dutch and Flemish Prints in the Age of Rembrandt, through Jan. 20
- Models & Muses: Max Weber and the Figure, through Feb. 3
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road
- Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, through March 24
- National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, through Feb. 3
- Prominent Figures of the West from the T.B. Walker Collection of Portraits by Henry H. Cross, through March 31
TULSA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
- Life of a House: A History of the Travis Mansion, ongoing
TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
3624 N. 74th East Ave.
Original Print Headline: All eyes to the stage
- Outreach to Space hands-on exhibit, through March 31
James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478