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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 29, 2014: Attend the fundraiser "Architecture of Dance: An Urban Celebration"

by Brandy McDonnell Published: January 29, 2014

Today’s featured event:

Attend the Oklahoma City Ballet fundraiser “Architecture of Dance: An Urban Celebration” at 6 tonight at Lingo Construction Services, 123 NW 8 Street.

In a sleekly modern setting, guests will enjoy an evening of themed cocktails, Coach House cuisine and live ballet that reflects the parallels between dance and architecture — line, form and creativity.

Tickets are $150 per person with a full bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres served by Chef Kurt Fleischfresser. All proceeds will benefit Oklahoma City Ballet’s upcoming tour to perform Robert Mills’ “Pushing Pennies” at the Seventh Annual Emerson Spring to Dance Festival in St. Louis, Mo. The company has been invited to perform with 30 other dance companies from across the country for this event that “continues to inspire, amaze, and expose more people to the joys of dance,” according to Intermission Magazine.

Hosted by Jeanette Elliott, Annie Bohanon and Andrea Mason, the event will take place at Lingo Construction Services’ new downtown location just west of Automobile Alley. A recent Interior Design Magazine 2013 Best of Year Award winner, the space is a project of Elliott + Associates. Ample parking will be available. Beverages will be courtesy of Central Liquor and Earlywine Cellars.

The evening features company dancers warming-up in their “ballet studio” and performing a piece from OKC Ballet Artistic Director Mills’ acclaimed modern work, “Pushing Pennies,” with music by Philip Glass. Award-winning choreographer Matthew Neenan will be welcomed as the guest of honor. Neenan’s newest ballet will debut as part of a triple bill with Jacob Sparso’s “Carmen” and George Balanchine’s “Rubies” on Feb. 7-9 at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Tickets may be purchased with a credit card by calling 848-8637, and reservations can be made by emailing

This event is limited to 150 people and reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

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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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