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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.