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What to do in Oklahoma on March 29, 2019: See UCO's Kaleidoscope Dance Company perform its spring showcase

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Entwined in aerial silks, UCO Kaleidoscope dancer Abby Welch will perform during the company’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Hall Theatre. Photo provided
Entwined in aerial silks, UCO Kaleidoscope dancer Abby Welch will perform during the company’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Hall Theatre. Photo provided

Today's featured event:

EDMOND - The University of Central Oklahoma’s Kaleidoscope Dance Company will take flight in three performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Hall Theatre, 100 N University Drive. 

For the first time, UCO's Kaleidoscope Dance Company will perform aerial choreography. The performers will thrill the audience as they dance through the air suspended from aerial silks and hoops, known as lyra, according to a news release. 

The first aerial piece, “Light,” was choreographed by guest artist Kim Kieffer. The second, “Galactic Tide,” was choreographed by Alana Murray, aerial instructor at UCO.

The concert also will feature a wide variety of other dance styles set to musical selections ranging from James Brown to RuPaul. UCO dance faculty Jill Priest, Kim Loveridge, Hui Cha Poos, Tina Kambour and Michelle Moeller will each premiere new choreography.

In addition, the Kaleidoscope Dance Company will revisit two works performed at the fall concert: the evocative “Here and There” by Israeli choreographer Noa Shiloh and “Connected Islands,” a lyrical modern work in the Limon style by guest artist and UCO alumna Melissa Brading.

Following the spring concert, the UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company will showcase their talents internationally in Seoul, South Korea, for a performance and study tour that will include a collaboration with Tune Dance Company, as well as attending the Modafe Modern Dance Festival.

“Kaleidoscope has been working hard to fundraise for a trip to South Korea, where they will perform and take classes,” said Tina Kambour, artistic director, in a statement.

The Kaleidoscope Dance Company is comprised of 12 dance majors who have undergone a rigorous audition process to earn their place in the company. The 17 dancers in UCO’s junior company, KD2, will also perform two pieces in the concert.

Tickets are $20. Tickets for seniors, non-UCO students, military and UCO alumni are $15. UCO students may obtain one free ticket with a valid student ID.

To purchase tickets, go to www.mitchellhalltheatre.com. For more information about College of Fine Arts and Design Events, go to cfad.uco.edu.

For more events, go to newsok.com/calendar.

-BAM

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Entwined in aerial silks, UCO Kaleidoscope dancer Abby Welch will perform during the company’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Hall Theatre. Photo provided

Entwined in aerial silks, UCO Kaleidoscope dancer Abby Welch will perform during the company’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Hall Theatre. Photo provided

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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