October 4, 2015. This week, OZ Arts Nashville brings in MacArthur “Genius” Award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham, who is known for his high-energy contemporary dance works that aim to speak to a new generation of dancers and audiences.
October 4, 2015. One of the things that sets choreographer Kyle Abraham apart — in addition to winning the prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2013 — is his ability to translate very personal works to a broad audience.
October 1, 2015. This month OZ Arts continues to expand Nashville’s art experience as it hosts When the Wolves Came In, a 75-minute dance performance by New York choreographer Kyle Abraham that not only speaks to the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, and the continued violence and discrimination since, but talks back to these events by questioning how far we’ve come.
September 8, 2015. Some of the best cinematic gems are often left on the cutting room floor. That is the unfortunate reality of film production where budgets are slashed quicker than most directors can call “action.”
September 7, 2015. Modern School of Film Founder Robert Milazzo and OZ Arts will host Sandra Bernhard, Tim & Eric and Patrick Carney in screenings and discussions of the films that have inspired their work.
August 30, 2015. Ever wonder what movies inspired your favorite entertainers? Modern School of Film founder Robert Milazzo did, and created this unusual series as a way to provide insight and access to the modern cinema.
August 11, 2015. Think of the Modern School of Film's Film:Masters series as a hybrid of Inside the Actors Studio, Rifftrax and Spectacle — a forum for artists and musicians to further the art of cinema by screening and discussing a favorite film with founder Robert Milazzo.
July 18, 2015. For the latest installment of OZ Arts Nashville’s TNT spotlight series, acclaimed poet and artist Stephanie Pruitt will organize an ambitious art experience that aims to immerse viewers in a single poem.
July 16, 2015. Guests were treated to a real smokin' party when they gathered at Oz Arts Nashville for dinner, drinks, art and cigars to benefit the nonprofit arts organization, which is housed in the former CAO Cigars headquarters.
July 9, 2015. OZ Arts Nashville will present poet and social practice artist Stephanie Pruitt’s em·bod·i·ment: Poetry Through the Five Senses, as part of the contemporary arts center’s spotlight series, Thursday Night Things (TNT).
May 31, 2015. When OZ Arts first opened its doors, the Scene's editor Jim Ridley wrote, "if ever a place promised an escape from its surroundings, it's an oasis of creative energy hidden in a stretch of institutional West Nashville wasteland — an area that's about to become a magnet for world-class talents both outside and inside the city."
February 17, 2015. For the next installment of OZ Arts' Thursday Night Things (which has been postponed until Feb. 26 because of the winter storm), Nashville artist Alex Lockwood puts a spin on the reuse trend by adding an engaging interactive element to his sculptures made of cast-off items.
November 9, 2014. On Saturday night, the renowned composer and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer was at Oz, exploring the possibilities of combining improvised jazz with notated post-minimal chamber music and electronics.