Before the pandemic shut down activities at the Hadley Park Community Center, a free dance class would bring dozens of senior citizens to the gymnasium each Tuesday and Thursday morning.
The new artistic director of OZ Arts comes to Nashville as a leader in his field. Mark Murphy has run high-profile contemporary arts centers in Seattle and Los Angeles and has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts. WPLN’s Natasha Senjanovic sat down with Murphy to talk about his vision for OZ, which turned […]
Listen / A world premiere Friday night at OZ Arts Nashville ends a trilogy about climate change and the environment. “Falling Out,” the latest show from a New York-based dance company, is also likely the first time audiences will see Brooklyn flex dancing, Japanese butoh and life-size puppets together on stage.
Listen / A Tennessee master of a waning dance style has earned national recognition. Thomas Maupin is a scrawny 78-year-old buck dancer from Eagleville. His elbows, hips and knees jangle like a country puppet while his black shoes clack out intricate rhythms across wooden dance floors. After years of local notoriety, he’s been named as […]