Monday, July 15, 2013



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 Oklahoma City audiences a
chance to see companies from around Oklahoma, including Tulsa, and as
far away as Dallas.

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
based in Tulsa.

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 Dallas.

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 Lawton to rehearse and perform.

Perpetual Motion, based in Oklahoma City, continues to be good on stage –
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 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Oklahoma Contemporary.

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