Perpetual Motion dance company to perform at USAO
Armed with a desire to educate and enrapture its audience, modern dance company Perpetual Motion is scheduled to perform in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts.
With a stated mission of stimulating and inspiring cultural development in Oklahoma through modern dance performance, education and choreography, Perpetual Motion has done more than dance in order to establish itself as a top modern dance company.
The event is the part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS) that brings top talent to the university to perform for the USAO campus community and area residents.
Founded in 2002, Perpetual Motion has doubly dedicated itself to both performance and education. In the years since, the company has performed regularly at prestigious events around the state including Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, the Tulsa Living Arts New Genre Festival, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Choreography Concert Plus and “Momentum,” sponsored by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
In 2006, the troop organized the annual Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, bringing local dancers together with nationally recognized choreographers for workshops and performances.
Perpetual Motion has played an important role in the Dancewise program in the Putnam City school system since 2006. The program, funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, introduces students as early as the fourth grade to the fundamentals of dance.
More recently, the company has introduced aerial dancing into its repertory to wide public acclaim. This style of dance incorporates swings suspended from the ceiling in order to add a new dimension to choreography.
Dr. Kenneth Bohannon, coordinator of the DWPAS, noted that Perpetual Motion is, “for all intents and purposes, the public face of modern dance in Oklahoma.
“As so many of our performers are primarily musicians, I’m personally excited to see the stage in Te Ata brought to life through a whole different dimension of performance. “
The DWPAS is produced by the USAO Foundation in conjunction with the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts as well as generous support from local businesses including the Chickasha Bank and Trust Company, Stanley Systems, The First National Bank and Trust and KOOL 105.5 Radio.
Tickets for the general public are $12 each with discounts available for seniors 60 and over, students and children under 18 and USAO faculty and staff. Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the USAO Business Office, 1727 W. Alabama, or by calling 405-574-1355.