Performances

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance welcomes you to our 2018-2019 season of exciting performances, guest artists in residence, workshops, auditions and special events.

We hope you will join us at one of this season's spectacular performances or delightful special events!

For information about the University of Oklahoma, check out www.ou.edu. For information about all the arts at the University of Oklahoma, go to the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts web site.

For performance tickets, contact the box office at 405-325-4101, Monday through Friday 11:30am to 5:30pm.

Tickets may also be purchased online.

Note: SummerDance! tickets are not available online.


Oklahoma Festival Ballet

September 21, 23, 27-28, & 30, 2018 
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Maya Angelou’s modern day classic, And Still I Rise. Join us as we celebrate this powerful work of literature with a world premiere by New York City-based choreographer, Amy Hall Garner. This diverse production will also feature the return of George Balanchine’s stunning Concerto Barocco to the company’s repertoire in addition to Nilas Martins’ Les Noces. Rounding out the program will be the Oklahoma premiere of internationally renowned choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s Lickety Split. Experience the resilience and power of the human spirit through the art of dance with Oklahoma Festival Ballet. 

OFB 2018


Young Choreographers' Showcase

January 24-27, 2019
Reynolds Performing Arts Center (Holmberg Hall)

Young Choreographers’ Showcase highlights a variety of innovative works choreographed by School of Dance students. Specially selected for this production, these dance works feature a wide array of movement styles and incorporate lighting design by students from the Helmerich School of Drama. Young Choreographers’ Showcase is an imaginatively creative collaboration and an annual favorite guaranteed to entertain.

YCS 2019


Contemporary Dance Oklahoma

April 5-7 & 12-14, 2019 
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma pays homage to one of the pioneers of modern dance, Merce Cunningham, by celebrating the anniversary of this legend’s 100th birthday with a performance of one of his classic works, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run. In addition, Austin Hartel’s On the Rim returns to the stage in a remounted version. The work, set to Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, carries the viewer through an awe-inspiring day in the Grand Canyon. This richly diverse program also includes new works by School of Dance faculty members, Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst. There will be something for everyone in this highly expressive production by Contemporary Dance Oklahoma.

CDO 2019


Past Performances

Invisible Text

SummerDance! 2018

June 29, 30, & July 1, 2018 
Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Room 3002

Join us for an exhilarating dance performance featuring Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma.

SummerDance2018


Contemporary Dance Oklahoma

March 2-4 & 9-11, 2018 
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma examines the creative range of modern dance, featuring pieces that are abstract, mood-inspired, and narrative. Guest choreographers David Hochoy of Dance Kaleidoscope and Jean-Guillaume Weis joins OU faculty choreographers Austin Hartel and Roxanne Lyst. Enjoy this exploration of the human condition expressed by the dynamic power of our dancers.

CDO 2018 Poster


Young Choreographers' Showcase

January 25-28, 2018 
Reynolds Performing Arts Center (Holmberg Hall)

A perennial favorite, Young Choreographers' Showcase features new and innovative choreography created by School of Dance students. Featuring dance pieces from the full spectrum of movement styles, Young Choreographers' Showcase never fails to entertain and inspire.

YCS 2018


Oklahoma Festival Ballet

November 3-5, 9-10 and 12, 2017 
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Join us for an evening of contemporary and classical ballet featuring Swan Lake, one of the most beloved of all classical ballets. Swan Lake is a balletic fairy tale of love promised and challenged by evil, in a magical lakeside setting. In addition, guest choreographer Trey McIntyre delights audiences with his innovative contemporary ballet; joining School of Dance faculty Mary Margaret Holt, Jeremy Lindberg, and Clara Cravey Stanley.

OFB 2017