Friday, October 19, 2012

Hartel Dance Group
OKC Ballet,
Perpetual Motion modern
Dance Company

By Nancy Condit

October is one of the busiest times for dance. Look at the offerings just this week.

Hartel Dance Group will perform their last adult performance in "Network," with a party afterwards
with the company and audience, tonight at 8 pm. The place is the group's studio on the fifth floor of the Magnolia Building, 722 N. Broadway and 7th Street, in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased through the group's website,

Preschoolers and up are invited to "put on your dancing shoes" and join them for modern dance, crafts and fun "right before lunch." Performances are Wednesday October 17th and 24th at 10 am, Saturday October 20th at 10 am, and Saturday October 27th at 4 pm -- "Wear your costumes and enjoy the
Oklahoma Gazette parade after the show."

Tickets for the evening performances are $12, and for the kids' performances $10. They can be purchased at the door, by calling 405.919.9331, or at

Oklahoma City Ballet's 41st season will open with "Director's Choice," three ballets "that are favorites of mine," writes artistic director Robert Mills. The contemporary ballet "Left Unsaid" by Nicolo Fonte, Antony Tudor's neoclassical ballet "Lilac Garden," and Margo Sappington's hybrid tango-ballet "Cobras in the Moonlight"will be performed at the Civic Center Music Hall Saturday, October 20th at 8 pm, and Sunday, October 21st at 2 pm.

Special events are a panel discussion led by Mills with one of the stagers from the Tudor Trust, and  choreographers Fonte, and Sappington on Saturday night at 7:15 pm in the south lobby of the Civic Center. On Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in the south lobby members of the Oklahoma City Youth Ballet will demonstrate and teach various dance moves that correspond to the choreographic styles used in the three ballets. This is geared toward the younger members of the audience.

 Ticket prices range from $12.50 to $55. Ask about the family four pack of tickets for $50. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 405.848.TOES, or at the Civic Center Box Office, 405.297.2264.

Perpetual Motion modern Dance Company will complete its free performances in the Metropolitan Libraries on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm at Southern Oaks Library, and Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 pm at Del City Library. The family friendly orgram by one of the best modern dance companies in Oklahoma is a successful presentation of dances for adults and young people, and is a great introduction for modern dance.

Perpetual Motion offers modern and aerial dance classes at City Arts to the public.  Check their website at

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