Tuesday, August 15, 2017


By Nancy Condit

"He Said/She Said," performed by Race Dance Company and the Men of Race, was
an enjoyable dance discussion between between the sexes last weekend at Oklahoma
Contemporary. RACE is Oklahoma's only jazz, hip hop, and contemporary in

The nine men used old school, contemporary hip hop and acrobatics to present their 
points of view. Choreographer 
Jeremiah Walton's "Big Poppa," music by Notorious B.I.G/BIG Poppa, stood out with
the men's lithe very funny come hither moves in the dance. The six women performed
with jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and lyrical moves. Choreographer and executive 
director Hui Cha Poos' "Easy" was a dance by four women with great energy, starting
from the stage floor and leaping into the air and across each other adding a touch of acrobatics.

The two short films of dances - "Affliction," concept and choreography by Cristen Whitaker,
and "dis[Ability]," concept and choreography by Gina Marie Foxhoven, added depth
to the program.
RACE will begin its 10th year August 27 with AUDITIONS for RACE DANCE COMPANY
at 1 p.m., for MEN OF RACE AT 3 p.m., and JR/TEEN RACE AT 5 p.m. at the University
of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK, 73034. The registration fee
is $30. Please check Race Dance Company website or call 405-410-4978.

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