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Mixology stirs up an eclectic performing arts experience

The inaugural event will feature a rotating lineup of modern and aerial dancers, improvisational comedians, spoken word poets and more Friday night at City Arts Center.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: May 11, 2012
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Shaken or stirred, an eclectic group of performing artists and arts organizations are mixing up what promises to be a potent cocktail of live entertainment this weekend.

The inaugural Mixology: A Live Performance Sampler will feature a diverse lineup of performers rotating through three spaces starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at City Arts Center at State Fair Park. Attendees will get to sample traditional African-based music and dance, spoken word poetry, improvisational comedy theater, modern and aerial dance, conceptual theater and more.

Michelle Dexter, director of 10-year-old Perpetual Motion Dance and co-founder of Mixology, likened the event to “speed dating for the performing arts.”

“Audience members pay one ticket price and can travel throughout the City Arts Center to see performances in rotating sets. It should be a blast,” Dexter said in an email.

Performers will include Perpetual Motion; African-rooted music and dance ensemble Grupo AfroCaribeno; improvisational theater showcase OKC Improv; jazz and hip-hop dance company R.A.C.E.; collaborative theater group The Drama Dept; hip-hop artist Reality; spoken-word poet Lauren Zuniga; and solo performance artists Lindsey Allgood, Rachel Bruce-Johnson, Emily Kzany and Bernard Roddy.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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IF YOU GO

Mixology: A Live Performance Sampler

Featuring: Perpetual Motion Dance, Grupo AfroCaribeno, OKC Improv, The Drama Dept, R.A.C.E. Dance and more.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: City Arts Center, State Fair Park.

Admission: $10.

Tickets and information: www.brownpapertickets.com.

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