Oklahoma Contemporary
Two dancers pose with light sticks against a dark background

Illume by RACE Dance Collective

June 10 and 11
8-9:30 p.m. | Te Ata Theater
Presented by RACE Dance Collective in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

RACE Dance Collective’s illume was a multi-genre dance experience about various aspects of humanhood. The program was comprised of three sections exploring the five stages of grief, our personal philosophies or belief systems and our ability to be protectors of joy. illume not only asked the audience to watch, but to also contribute their own light to the space. Section one began with disambiguation, examining the stages of grief through the works of five different choreographers. The second section examined individual perceptions of an “ism” (a distinctive practice system or philosophy). The third section was a joyful collaboration between RACE Dance Collective, hip-hop artist Original Flow and hip-hop brass band The S.E.A.R.C.H. Committee.

Logo that reads "RACE Dance Collective" inside a black circle

About RACE Dance Collective
R.A.C.E. (Radical Application of Creative Energy) Dance Collective is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Oklahoma City that strives to ignite social awareness and change through dance performance, education and community engagement. RACE provides the community with intentional, inclusive and empowering artistic experiences through performances, community collaborations and RACE the Space classes.


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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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
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Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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