CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL
By Nancy P. Condit
It turns out that a reviewer cannot take a busman’s holiday, pay their own
way and go to a dance performance unnoticed.
Therefore, let this casual observer say that I really enjoyed Saturday
night’s finale of Perpetual Motion company’s festival with four
companies performing at Oklahoma Contemporary.
Perpetual Motion’s Festival continues to give
audiences a Oklahoma City
chance to see companies from around
, including Oklahoma , and as Tulsa
far away as
Living Water Dance Company’s choreographer and dancer Rachel Cotts
presented a heartfelt “Island Dance” as she was overcome first with waves
of grief, then healing, as well as Christina Woodrow’s “be here now” with
the excellent philosophy of “being here and connected.” The company is
Muscle Memory Dance Theater choreographer Lesley Snelson presented
three equally adept dancers performing with concrete bricks, with a third
falling and getting up. The company is based in
Race Dance performed choreographer Jeremy Duvall’s “Sweet Disposition”
well, and I always enjoy the Men of Race. They are based in
, Oklahoma City
with company members coming from
to rehearse and perform. Lawton
Perpetual Motion, based in
, continues to be good on stage – Oklahoma City
I came in late for the first piece – holiday, and amazing in the aerial
“Where Time Stands Still,” choreographed by Kim Kieffer. The top two
dancers on two silks each, slowly lowered themselves to the lower two.
I could not see how the top two dancers were secured as they performed
their initial work.
Perpetual Motion will be holding auditions for two to three company
members on July 17 from at Oklahoma Contemporary.