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There’s a little flurry of activity here this weekend in Tulsa’s dance scene! See you out there, art lovers.

Tonight only, at the University of Tulsa:

TU Jazz Band and TU Theatre will present “A Holiday Medley of Song and Dance” featuring a special performance of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite performed by TU Dance students. Beloved holiday characters, Scrooge and the Sugar Plum Fairy, return for a unique adventure through holiday traditions.

Conducted by Vernon Howard, with choreography by Gail Algeo and Jessica Vokoun, the concert will be presented Dec. 3rd at 7:30PM, in the Gussman Concert Hall of the Lorton Performance Center (550 S. Gary Place) on the TU campus. This performance will be a festive holiday experience for the whole family. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Jessica Vokoun at jessica-vokoun@utulsa.edu, 918-631-3016.

And tonight, continuing through Sunday, down south at ORU:

ORU Dance Department Presents:

-Origins-
December 3 @ 7:30pm
December 5 @ 7:30pm
December 6 @ 2:30pm

General Admission- $10
Student Admission- $5
CASH ONLY

-Arising Artists-
December 5 @ 2:30

FREE ADMISSION

-Origins is a concert of works developed by the ORU Dance faculty, the advanced choreography course and the senior dance performance majors. The concert will comprise of many different dance styles including, ballet, modern, tap, broadway jazz, contemporary and more. ORU dance ensembles will also be performing excerpts from A Chorus Line and Coppelia.

-Arising Artists is a student showcase featuring solo choreography projects. These pieces were created out of the fundamentals of choreography course.

On Saturday evening, the young men and women of the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education:

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education is proud to present our Pre-Professional Division Levels 5-8 in our annual Winter Demonstration, held in our very own Studio K!

Seating is general admission, with a ticket (free from TBCDE). We have a limited number of tickets left, and will have a waiting list for any open seats 5 minutes prior to the Demonstration.

Tulsa Ballet Studio K, December 5, 6:30 pm

On Saturday and Sunday, the “Children’s Nutcracker”:

South Tulsa Children’s Ballet “The Nutcracker” was created to give every child in the community the opportunity to experience a professional exposure of The Nutcracker and to expand area children’s performance opportunity. This experience should help expose, develop, educate, and excite all who participate whether they perform, volunteer or are an audience member. With the acceptance of all children who audition, the experience should be a wonderful and educational opportunity for all. South Tulsa Children’s Ballet is a 501(3) C non-profit organization.

Expo Square will be handling this year’s ticket sales. All seats will be RESERVED. There will be NO General Seating. Call 918- 744-1113 to purchase your tickets.

December 5th @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm December 6th @ 3:30pm

Ticket Prices are $18.00 and $20.00

And finally, on Sunday afternoon, Tulsa Modern Movement‘s works-in-progress showing and conversation, the Gathering:

Tulsa Modern Movement welcomes you once again into our creative process! Come share wine, cheese, laughter, and conversation with us at our fourth annual TuMM Gathering. It’s an opportunity for you to see how dance is made — how we do what we do, long before the houselights go down.

Enjoy a rare, informal behind-the-scenes look at the normally private work of creation, as we present excerpts of our new work “Liquid Geography” (working title), improvise and choreograph on the spot, and engage your questions and comments. We love this process and can’t wait to share it with you!

Sunday, Dec. 6 / 4-5:15 pm
FlyLoft / 117 N. Boston / Studio 3
Donations graciously accepted

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