Jun 28, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
“Dinner and Dance” is the theme of this year’s annual SummerDance production presented by the University of Oklahoma School of Dance. The special program will be performed at 8:00 p.m. June 28 and 29 and at 3:00 p.m. June 30, in Studio 3002 of the Reynolds Performing Arts Center.
This year, a delicious gourmet box dinner by Legend’s restaurant will be offered prior to performances by Oklahoma Festival Ballet (OFB) and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma (CDO). The dinner, which begins one hour and fifteen minutes before each show, will include an informal chat with the choreographers.
Dinner reservations must be made by June 24.
A champagne and dessert reception will follow each performance, offering dance-lovers an opportunity to meet and mingle with the performers and choreographers.
The program will include “Weill Songs” choreographed by OFB director Mary Margaret Holt to music by Kurt Weill. This ballet is set in Europe during World War II and is a tribute to the ability of the human spirit to celebrate and survive, even amidst the fear and destruction of war.
Holt has also choreographed a passionate ballet for six women and two men to the music of Astor Piazzolla. Pianist John Fry will play at each performance.
“Fragments” is a trio for three dancers by CDO director Austin Hartel, who originally choreographed this work in Hawaii for renowned dancer Betty Jones’ company. It explores the theme of a fragmented universe.
OU School of Dance alumnus Brett Young has returned to OU as a guest artist this summer and has choreographed a pas de deux to music of Erik Satie. Young will perform the choreography with ballet performance sophomore Meredith Short.
Show dates: 8:00 p.m. June 28-29; 3:00 p.m. June 30
|Cost||$15-$43 (price depends on choice of reception, dinner, performance combination)|
University of Oklahoma Reynolds Performing Arts Center
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