OZ Arts Brings Brave New Art To Nashville

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence “Grace” Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater Bard College July 3, 2019 Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

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An ever-changing world inspires ever-changing art and Nashville is truly an example of that. And OZ Arts strives to support the most vital contemporary artists and performers as they rise up to meet the moment. Through performances, and community events, OZ Arts produces and presents the work of local and visiting artists who reflect our diverse society, utilize new artistic forms and technology in creative ways, and provide opportunities for meaningful engagement.

Their upcoming 2022 calendar is placing the city on the map with national and international performances debuting. From their first international show with Gob Squad, a Germany performances. An interactive Vadis Turner showcasing with local artists to Malpaso Dance, a Cuban dance company debuting in Nashville this spring. Their upcoming EVIDENCE: Grace, Mercy, and The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse  performance by Ronald K. Brown is what we are also excited about happening February 10 – 12, 2022 in Nashville, after their acclaimed engagement at the Kennedy Center. EVIDENCE was born from Ronald K. Brown wanting to capture and share “evidence” of his people and community. 

We had a chance to chat with two of the amazing dancers Breana Moore and Joyce Edwards, who will be a part of this three-night-only experience. Our conversation uncovered just how dedicated and faithful artists are to their craft, including practices via Zoom from their homes where they were able to connect on an even deeper level with their company dancers and the work they were sharing. Their words left me inspired to see this amazing body of work and hope you take away the same feelings. 

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Breana Moore, Memphis, TN native, Currently residing in NYC and has danced since the age of 10. 

“Dancing is very therapeutic, even on Zoom. Preparing for this performance provided us a different type of intimacy through our practices from eating and cooking together to seeing your company performers practicing on their couch or bedroom floor. As a performer and TN native, EVIDENCE is actually a beautiful reminder of Nashville’s rich African American history and that we as a people are here and have been here”.

 

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Joyce Edwards, Rochester, NY, Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY and has danced since the age of 2.

“Mr. Ronald K. Brown is a God-fearing man who creates a space where you feel supported as a dancer. It’s not just about the performance for him but he believes in sharing the work. EVIDENCE will give you a sense of reflection and love in a month where both are celebrated. It is a performance that will allow you to embrace your most joyous self”.  

Purchase tickets for: EVIDENCE: Grace, Mercy, and The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse

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