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Highlights the incredible creative contributions made by women in the performing arts.
“The Women in Performance series furthers Oklahoma Contemporary’s mission to create an inclusive nexus for artistic expression and exchange,” says Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis.
“With two performances that have toured the globe and a breathtakingly original show from an Oklahoma-based collective, this series builds upon our drive to showcase cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world while supporting exciting new work by Oklahoma artists.” The series kicks off March 2 and 3 with , the true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, sister of Amadeus.
Nannerl — a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer — performed, with equal acclaim, throughout Europe with her brother, but her work and her story were lost to history.
Called “strikingly beautiful” by the New York Times, the one-woman drama is set in and on a magnificent 18-foot dress, created to fill and spill over the entire stage.
Sylvia Milo stars in and wrote the Little Matchstick Factory solo show, based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.
Between the opulent dress, wafting perfume and clouds of dusting powder, the multi-sensual transports its audience into a world filled with not only outsized beauty and delight, but also overwhelming restrictions and prejudice where, finally, Nannerl tells her story.
“Through storytelling, music and stunning design, celebrates Oklahoma’s vibrant contemporary art community. 15, provides a snapshot of Oklahoma’s diverse art scene.
The exhibit wraps up with an art sale, the “party with a purpose” on Jan. The event supports Oklahoma artists, who receive a 50 percent commission on each artwork sold.