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Center stage

By Jenny Coon Peterson November 19th, 2010
I danced for 14 years growing up. I was never spectacular at ballet, but I was en pointe for many of those years. My forte, however, was tap. Seriously, I still have my tap shoes for some odd reason. (Maybe in case there's a tap dance off that I need to partake in?)

Anyway, I say all this to illustrate my appreciation of dance. I understand how difficult it is to do multiple fouettés turns without losing your spot or, you know, falling over.

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance (filled with people who could definitely beat me in this imaginary dance off) has collaborated with the OU School of Music to present a this-weekend-only performance of "Bartók Sonata and Carmina Burana."

Part of the Sutton Concert Series, dancers will take the stage 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Sharp Concert Hall inside OU's Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd in Norman. Joining them will be several OU choirs and musicians. Want specifics? That'd be seven percussionists, four French horns, three trumpets (I totally played trumpet in middle school), three flutes, two bassoons, two pianos (hey, I took piano, too!) and a partridge in a pear tree.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and faculty.
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