Contemporary dance festival on tap

Several Oklahoma dance companies, along with 38 local dancers, will participate in Perpetual Motion Dance's sixth annual Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 20, 2012

Perpetual Motion Dance is presenting its sixth annual Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival at 8 p.m. Thursday through July 28 at the City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park.

The event will feature performances by 38 local dancers chosen by audition.

The dancers will perform works by Oklahoma-based choreographers Jen Alden and Michael Lopez of Portico Danz Theatre, Heather Burns from Norman, Erin Craven of Ardmore Contemporary Dance, Michelle Dexter of Perpetual Motion Dance, Rachel Johnson of Bell House Arts, Amy Nevius of Perpetual Motion Dance/PM2 and Hui Cha Poos of R.A.C.E. Dance.

The festival's July 28 performance will showcase performances by the Ardmore Contemporary Dance, Living Water Dance (Tulsa), Perpetual Motion Dance (Oklahoma City), Portico Danz Theatre (Tulsa) and R.A.C.E. Dance (Oklahoma City).

“Hosting the Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival helps fulfill our goal of creating and sustaining a collaborative network of artists by bringing together various community dancers, choreographers and dance organizations in a supportive environment,” said Dexter, director of Perpetual Motion/Modern Dance Oklahoma.

“The festival provides opportunities for these student dancers to gain experience in a professional environment and allows the professional dancers and choreographers to become mentors while discovering new talent. The festival hopes to inspire young dancers to embrace their abilities, create their own works and eventually become a part of Oklahoma City's professional dance community.”


For more information

For more details about the festival, call 206-2843 or go to

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