RACE'S HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
ENTERTAINING AS IT
AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
By Nancy Condit
RACE Dance Company, the only professional jazz company in Oklahoma, successfully showed
that they can bring about social awareness and change through entertaining dance performances and dance education
at last night's performance at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City.
The last show is tonight at 7:30 p.m. for $12.
Three high school groups performed different types of hip hop for Carlos, 14 year old Dominic Brown, in The Land of Possibilities: Northwest Classen in the Land of Basketballs, Southeast high school dancers in the Land of Automotive, crump - isolations in camoflauge - from the student dancers at Putnam City North, resilience from the uncles, "Band of Misfits" as they breakdanced, vitality from the cousins as the Jr. Race Dancers danced the footwork style of house to "Electric Santa."
The grandmas, danced by Race Dance Company, brought an hysterical sense of history as they danced Old School on walkers and canes in choreographed piece by Tasha Henex. And director danced a touching and strong comtemp-hop Mom to her choreography, while Brandon Bg Graves danced a wistful pop and lock father in and then out of Carlos' life.
Also performing were The Men of Race, Jr. Race, and RACE.
Dominic Brown himself as Carlos danced well.
The last show is tonight at 7:30 p.m. for $12. A spring show is also is planned.