Our Friends at Tulsa Modern Movement wrote this nice shout out to us for EXCHANGE!
The Exchange Choreography Festival, by our friends at The Bell House, is coming up this August. We think you would enjoy it.
Since 2009, The Exchange Choreography Festival has been Tulsa's only adjudicated contemporary dance festival. Exchange provides a platform for artists at various stages in their careers to showcase their work and make a place for the broader community to engage with dance on a deeper level. The 2017 Featured Artist is Bill Wade, Jr., Artistic Director of Inlet Dance Theatre, who will lead the ART Talk/Q&A and a choreography workshop.
The featured performance of the Gala concert is an excerpt by Inlet's Dominic Moore-Dunson, The "Black Card" Project. By combining dance and comedy, Dominic tackles the issue of racial self-perception and identity by examining the African American idea of the "black card" in order to facilitate an intergenerational conversation about the past, present, and future of racial identity and economic development. Dominic will be joined in performance by Inlet company member Kevin Parker during the Saturday night Gala concert.
Purchase your Exchange tickets here. We can't wait to see you this August.
Thursday ~ August 24
6:30-8:30 p.m. -- Informal Showings/mixed concert
8:30-10:30 p.m. -- Festival Launch Party
Friday ~ August 25
11:00-3:00 p.m. -- Choreography Workshop with Featured Artist with Bill Wade
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Informal Showings/mixed concert continues
Saturday ~ August 26
2:30-4:00 p.m. – ART Talk/Q&A - "Artist as Entrepreneur"
(open to all workshop participants)
6:00 p.m. -- GALA Concert, after party to follow
Location: Holland Hall, Walter Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
5666 E 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74136
For more information, visit The Bell House
For tickets and price inquiries, click here
photo by Nathan Harmon; dancers: Jessica Vokoun & Rachel Bruce Johnson.
PC: Jeanne S. Mam-Luft
It is a simple philosophy here at THE BELL HOUSE; make connections by bringing people together through dance. Art that seeks to defy a fractured view of the world by creating culture that cares for the soul and is concerned with human thriving. For me, it isn’t enough to just make dance for dance’s sake; it is my belief that it is the connective power of people that makes art worth engaging. We do that by taking our interests and talents and challenging the ways we connect them to something tangible in the human experience. It is through these connections and tangibilities that we see the true power of art and dance manifest back to relationships with and through people. In my view, what matters is people; the time and space of making work refract and overlap revealing and creating new possibilities for human connection.