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Chagall’s life and works to be celebrated at Oceanside Museum of Art

Marc Chagall, Detail of Tribe of Benjamin, lithograph, ca. 1962, courtesy of Rudy and Elizabeth Van Hunnick.

OCEANSIDE, California (Press Release)–Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) announces A Season of Chagall, an exciting series of programs celebrating Jewish art and culture inspired by the art and life of Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the iconic modernist and foremost Jewish artist of the 20th century. 

A Season of Chagall features two performances of Chagall: A Dance/Musical by Yale Strom and John Malashock, performed by Malashock Dance and HOT PSTROMI, an illustrated lecture on Chagall’s art and life, and Roots of Chagall: The Sights and Sounds of Vitebsk, a concert  featuring music and archival images from Chagall’s birthplace in Belarus.

A Season of Chagall is an extraordinary collaboration between OMA, MiraCosta College, Malashock Dance, Yale Strom and HOT PSTROMI, and San Diego Repertory Theater. These programs are made possible by the generous support of The Leichtag Family Foundation.

On October 20 and 21 OMA will present the North County premiere of a special expanded workshop production of Chagall: A Dance Musical by Yale Strom & John Malashock , in collaboration with Malashock Dance, Yale Strom and Hot PStromi, San Diego Repertory Theater and MiraCosta College. This dynamic and engaging work further elaborates the original production that opened earlier this year at the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival in a smaller three act version to sold out audiences. It explores the sources of Chagall’s artistic inspiration and his important relationships with the women in his life, through original music by Yale Strom and choreography by John Malashock. The stage production tells its story through music, dance and song— all related to the various styles and times of Chagall’s life in Vitebsk, St. Petersburg, Paris, New York and the South of France.

The expanded production in October will explore new aspects of Chagall’s life and work in additional scenes and include participation by selected MiraCosta dance and music students. The performance on October 21 at 7:30 pm at the MiraCosta College Theater is a fundraiser for OMA. It includes a catered pre performance reception and post performance reception with the artists, co-sponsored by the MiraCosta College Foundation. Tickets are $75 and reservations are required.  Tickets for both performances are available through the MiraCosta College Box Office, 760.795.6815, or www.miracosta.edu/events.
 
On November 14, at 2 pm OMA will present an illustrated lecture on the art and life of Chagall in the Groves Auditorium. The lecture will explore the artist’s universal appeal, his unparalleled use of color and the influences on his whimsical imagery, including Yiddish and Russian folklore. It also will explore the challenges Chagall faced as an artist in pre Revolution Russia, such as the anti-Semitic regulations that prohibited Jews from attending art schools. The speaker for this program will be announced at a later date. Admission is $25, $20 for OMA members, and $10 for students; reservations are recommended and seating is open. Tickets are available at the museum, 760.435.3720.

The final program in the series will be Roots of Chagall: The Sights and Sounds of Vitebsk, by Yale Strom and HOT PSTROMI on Wednesday, December 8 at 7 pm in the Groves Auditorium. The concert will feature music, ethnomusicology and images of Vitebsk, Chagall’s birthplace, and the surrounding region, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The program will include klezmer dance tunes and Yiddish folk songs. Many of these tunes and images will be from Yale Strom’s sound and photo archives based upon his ethnographic research done in Eastern Europe over the last 25 years. Admission is $25, $20 for OMA members, and $10 for students; reservations are recommended and seating is open. Tickets are available at the museum, 760.435.3720.

Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak and NCTD Coaster stops. For questions call 760.435.3720 or visit the museum’s website at www.oma-online.org

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