OKC'S DANCE COMPANIES
By Nancy Condit
Oklahoma City's professional dance companies, Hartel Dance Group, Oklahoma City Ballet, Perpetual Motion Dance and Race Dance, will perform in a gala Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. in the newly redone and renamed Hudson Performance Hall in Northwest Classen High School, 2801 N.W. 27th Street.
Hartel Dance Group, Oklahoma City Ballet, Perpetual Motion Dance and Race Dance are
joining their talents in a one night performance to help those affected by the recent tornadoes.
All proceeds will be donated to the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Dance United will include signature and new dance works performed by all four dance companies in one gala performance to raise funds for the affected areas hit by the May 19 and 20 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma.
"Our thoughts are with everyone in Oklahoma who have been affected by the recent devastating tornadoes," said, Michelle Dexter, Artistic Director, Perpetual Motion Dance. "Oklahoma in general is a tight knit community, and the local dance scene here in Central Oklahoma is strong. We wanted to do something to help raise funds for those affected and to help us all heal," said Robert Mills, Artistic Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet.
Tickets are available for $25 at Oklahoma City Ballet offices until 5 p.m. Friday, and one hour before
the performance at the door. Call 843.9898 to reserve tickets.
A reception will follow the performance at Packard's New American Kitchen. Located at 201 N.W. 10th Street Suite 100, Oklahoma City, Packard's is a new concept with a trendy atmosphere and eclectic menu. Packard's will be donating beer and wine on their beautiful rooftop bar. Donations are suggested and the post-performance event will start as soon as the Dance United performance is over. To enter, please bring your ticket. All donations will also be donated to the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross.