When The Wolves Came In
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 8PM; Doors at 7PM
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 8PM; Doors at 7PM
“bold and…fearless” – LA Times
1hr 20min, including intermission
MacArthur “Genius” Award winning choreographer creates dance works using highly physical dance styles that reflect the youthful energy of hip-hop and speak to a new generation of dancers and audiences.
When the Wolves Came In is a suite of new, original, dance works for ensemble that explores the historical legacy of two totemic triumphs in the international history of Civil Rights: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa.
This program draws inspiration from jazz legend ’s iconic protest album We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, released in 1960 in response to the urgency of the growing civil rights movement in the US and South Africa. The potent themes inherent in these historical milestones are evident in Abraham’s choreography, evocative scenery by visual artist , the visceral power of Roach’s masterwork and original compositions by GRAMMY-award winning jazz innovator Robert Glasper.
Coming to a performance at OZ Arts? Here’s what you need to know!
Where are general admission seats located?
Every seating bank is custom-designed specifically for the production and offers various vantage points. This way, there are no “bad” seats in the house! Open seating enables audience members to select their own seat and make the most of their experience. Our members (The Aficionado level and above) enjoy reserved seating, designated by black seat covers. If you are interested in joining OZ Arts as a member, please visit our Support page.
What is the dress?
Many of our guests will be in business casual or cocktail attire, however OZ Arts does not strictly enforce a dress code.
Is this program kid-friendly?
Every program at OZ Arts is vastly different. While our visiting artist programs are not usually designed for children, we have found that many children of varying ages have enjoyed experiencing contemporary art. Ultimately, we encourage parents to do some research and decide if a program matches their child’s interests. Of course, feel free to call or email us if you have any specific questions! And, check out some of our education and outreach programs – created just for kids! – on our Education page.
Where should I park?
On Thursday, please look for parking directors who will direct you into a parking spot. If you need assistance, please notify us in advance by emailing or calling (615) 350-7200
. For the convenience of our guests on Friday, a complimentary valet service is provided.
Do you have snacks and/or drinks?
Wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and light concessions are available for purchase at all OZ Arts artistic programs. We regret that bar and concession sales are closed during performances but will reopen post-show (or during intermission, when applicable). The bar and concession area accepts cash and major credit cards.
Can I get a refund on my tickets if I’m not going to use them anymore?
Because we are a non-profit arts organization, we regret that we are unable to offer refunds. Should you wish to withdraw your enrollment from this event, the full amount of your contribution may be considered tax-deductible. To request a receipt, please email email@example.com.