Tuesday, May 24, 2016




RACE Dance Company Partners with The Curbside Chronicle for an Intimate Look at “Home”


Through the lens of local choreographers, RACE Dance Company presents “Home” in partnership with The Curbside Chronicle for the final concert of the 2015-2016 season. Dancers will explore the true meaning of “Home” at The Loft on Film Row at 700 ½ West Sheridan in Oklahoma City on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

A subsidiary of The Homeless Alliance, The Curbside Chronicle employs and empowers homeless and low-income individuals in Oklahoma City by allowing them to write and sell a street magazine. A magazine vendor, as well as the organization’s co-founder Rayna O’connor will be at the show to share how The Curbside Chronicle is helping Oklahomans rise out of poverty.

“There are some misconceptions out there. When you see Curbside vendors on the street, they are not panhandlers. They are people who are dedicated to transitioning out of homelessness and into housing,” said Rayna O’connor. That’s what The Curbside Chronicle is all about.”
The spirit of the magazine inspired RACE Dance’s Co-Artistic Director Brandi Kelley to choreograph a dance in “Home” called “Dignity; Curbside.”

“I’ve always admired the dignity The Curbside Chronicle brings to people. Every vendor I have every encountered is so happy to be working and proud of the product they sell,” said Kelley. “Sometimes I feel like they give me a lot more than the money I provide them with.”

Due to the nature of social content, RACE Dance Co. recommends ages 14 and up attend the show. Tickets are available for $30 online at tickets.racedance.com and at the door. Seniors can buy tickets for $20 at the door with valid identification. For more information, visit racedance.com.

RACE Summer Dance Classes

 RACE offers summer dance classes through its Race the Space program at Studio 7 located at 516 NW 23rd in Oklahoma City.

About RACE Dance Company
Hui Cha Poos created RACE Dance Company, Oklahoma’s first professional Jazz/Hip Hop/Contemporary group, in 2008. RACE is an acronym for Radical Application of Creative Energy. RACE has produced and participated in more than 75 performances throughout the city, with groups like the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Dance United Benefit. In 2010, the Oklahoma Gazette selected RACE as one of the top 5 performance companies in Oklahoma. In 2011, RACE received the Great Inspirations Award from Creative Oklahoma. RACE has more than 40 members within its three companies: RACE, Men of RACE and Junior RACE. 

RACE is an official 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Perpetual Motion Dance Presents

Wanderlust will explore the desire to break the grid of our daily routines, pursuing new paths and experiences. Aerial apparatuses such as silks, harnesses, and iron squares will lift the performance off the ground and into the air. The choreography for Wanderlust will be created by director Michelle Moeller and company choreographers Kayla Jenkins, Alana Murray, Amy Nevius and Katie Noble, Kilmyn Shae. 

The company was awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist in funding Perpetual Motion's concert. Through state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds over 1,200 events annually with an estimated total attendance of over 3.5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generally account for over $20 million in grants and matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma's economy throughout the state's rural and urban communities.



For those of you who know Stephanie Crosby, a long time PM company member and friend, she was recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is without insurance after losing her job during the Devon layoffs. She will need chemo and multiple surgeries. She has a sweet five month old girl and is very much in need with her increasingly difficult circumstances. If you are inclined to help, please click the link below to donate.

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