OZ Arts Nashville Presents PORTALS: A Performance Party
contemporary art center OZ Arts Nashville today announced an evening of art-bash style performance in conjunction with a large-scale sculptural exhibition taking place March 4-5, 2022 at OZ Arts’ vast creative warehouse.
Massive soft sculptures by Nashville-based visual artist Vadis Turner will be installed in OZ Arts, paving the way for pop-up performances by a wide range of choreographers, spoken word artists, musicians and artists from Nashville theater at this highly anticipated two-night event. . Among the artists featured, the celebratory event will feature a headliner from rising music star Adia Victoria and a DJ set from local favorite Alanna Royale.
Between highly anticipated musical appearances, Portals: A Performance Party includes several short performances by local artists, including multimedia/music project Gardening, Not Architecture; choreographer and dancer Joi Ware; captivating poet and performer Ciona Rouse; new contemporary dance company novel. dance, barred by Lyle Obermann; and praised actress and writer Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva. These short performances will respond to resonant themes of Turner’s provocative work, including the role of women as creators of culture and the tension between what is perceived as feminine and masculine. The party-style format will allow guests to mingle with the vast creative warehouse, creating an immersive environment to view Turner’s iconic sculptures and enjoy pop-up performances throughout the evening, ending with the signature electric performance style of Adia Victoria.
“Vadis Turner is such a shining star on the local visual arts scene, and we are thrilled to welcome this incredible line-up of performance artists who respond to his timely works on this festive evening,” said Marc Murphy, Executive and Artistic Director of OZ Arts. “The dynamic women in this lineup represent some of the city’s top contemporary performance makers, and we’re especially thrilled to welcome our special guests Adia Victoria and DJ Alanna Royale. We’re confident it will be an unforgettable experience.”
Tickets for Portals: A Performance Party are $20 and are on sale now on the OZ Arts website. OZ Arts is also invested in the health of its guests, artists and the community as a whole. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event is required for anyone 12 years and older to attend this event.
This performance and exhibition is made possible through the generous support of donors and grants, including funding from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. For more on upcoming performances, please visit https://www.ozartsnashville.org/.