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Upcoming Programs

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July 20 and 27 | 10 a.m.
Oklahoma International Dance Festival: Community Dance Day

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Oklahoma International Dance Festival provides rigorous professional training for dancers, offers residencies for practicing dance artists and presents performances with a renowned roster of local, national and international dance-makers. It’s not just another festival; it’s a dynamic celebration of movement, artistry and the profound connections that dance fosters. As part of their 2024 Summer Intensive, Community Dance Day free workshops will cover various dance styles, including Ballet, Modern and Broadway Jazz for ages 9-16 and African Dance for all ages.


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July 26 | 8 p.m.
Oklahoma International Dance Festival:
Choreography Showcase
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Oklahoma International Dance Festival’s Choreography Showcase offers a platform for aspiring and established choreographers to showcase their works and take master classes from experts in the world of dance. The adjudicated choreography will be presented in an entirely produced evening, working with a team of professionals.


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July 27 | 8 p.m.
Oklahoma International Dance Festival: Closing performance

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Oklahoma International Dance Festival’s closing performance will feature works created by OIDF faculty including Robert Battle, Alba Nadal, Colin Connor, Vincent Gros and Molly Davison. The evening will also feature Bruce Wood Dance from Dallas, Perpetual Motion and RACE Dance Collective.


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Aug. 15 | 6-8 p.m.
Freedom Story
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Join Oklahoma Contemporary, the Clara Luper Legacy Committee and With Love OKC as we honor the legacy of Clara Luper and the 66th anniversary of the 1958 sit-in movement. The evening includes a panel discussion led by Marilyn Luper-Hildreth and original sit-in members, as well as art by local creators, live music and poetry.


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Aug. 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Conversation: Housing Challenges and Opportunities

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Join Meghan Mueller, president and CEO of the Homeless Alliance, and a panel of expert speakers to discuss the unhoused population in Oklahoma City and how organizations and the city are working to provide shelter. Following the conversation, SHELTER artist Lisa Karrer and David Simons will perform original compositions and arrangements for voice, theremin, bamboo percussion and Thai mouth organ.


A turkey in a feathered hate with text that reads "The Thanksgiving Play"

Nov. 7-17
The Thanksgiving Play
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Single-show tickets available October 7

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally woke teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. This hit play was written by Larissa FastHorse, making her the first Native American woman playwright produced on Broadway.


A radio dish with lightning bolts and the text "Under the Radar"

Jan. 17 and 18
Under the Radar

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Single-show tickets available November 15

Under the Radar Festival and OKC Rep embark on their fourth year in partnership. Together, they will bring one of Under the Radar 2025’s innovative shows straight from New York City to Oklahoma City. Watch this page for updates!


Lady Justice holding her scales and wearing a cape with the text "What the Constitution Means to Me"

April 3-13
What the Constitution Means to Me

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Single-show ticket available January 17

In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human show, Heidi resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that changed their lives.


A portrait of Frederick Douglass with green sunglasses added and the text "Frederick Douglass NOW"

May 1-4
Frederick Douglass NOW

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Single-show tickets available April 11

Roger Guenveur Smith returns to OKC Rep with his signature solo performance of Frederick Douglass NOW. The pioneering abolitionist and feminist illuminates our present moment through Smith’s 21st century take on Douglass’ crucial 19th century speeches, letters and editorials.


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Images:

Photo by Valerie Sebestyen. Courtesy of Oklahoma International Dance Festival.

Photo by Valerie Sebestyen. Courtesy of Oklahoma International Dance Festival.

Photo by Valerie Sebestyen. Courtesy of Oklahoma International Dance Festival.

Photo by Evan Anderson.

Lisa Karrer, White Round Tents, 2020. Ceramic forms with embedded audio narratives and video projection, 56 ½ x 80 x 44 in. © Lisa Karrer. Photo by Rudolph Tolar.

Promotional image for The Thanksgiving Play. Provided by OKC Rep.

Promotional image for Under the Radar. Provided by OKC Rep.

Promotional image for What the Constitution Means to Me. Provided by OKC Rep.

Promotional image for Frederick Douglass NOW. Provided by OKC Rep.

Hours

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Location

Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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