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Contemporary Works

  • Crestwood Vinyard 2515 NW 16th St Oklahoma City, OK, 73107 United States (map)

The Program

Ballet 5:8's performance at Crestwood Vineyard in Oklahoma City will feature two of Ballet 5:8's dynamic contemporary ballets. The program’s first work, And Mercy, is by New York choreographer and Chicago native Preston Miller. The work explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music. 

The program's second work, As We Pray, is a living, moving, emotion-filled picture of many different kinds prayer. Based on the words of the Lord's Prayer, As We Pray uses a familiar journey of prayer as a framework, but it illuminates it into a meaningful experience for dancers and audience members alike through music, movement and poignant emotion. 


Students from Oklahoma City Dance Centre and a special presentation by Arrows International!

Performance Information

Location and Parking

The performance will be held at Crestwood Vineyard Church in Oklahoma City. Parking is available at the venue. 


No tickets are required to attend this performance, which is free and open to the public! If you like what you see, please consider making a donation as you are able. We are a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible. 


This performance is suitable for children! However, since the performance is not specifically geared toward younger audience members, parents should use care in determining whether younger children will be able to sit through the performance. We typically recommend that children be at least 4 years old to attend a performance. 


The performance will last about 70 minutes and includes a short intermission.

Talkback (Q & A)

Directly after the performance, Ballet 5:8 warmly invites you to take part in a special Ballet 5:8 tradition: the Talk Back. During this informal event, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 Company Artists about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 


This performance is made possible in part by:


Featured Repertoire

Earlier Event: September 26
Workshop at Oklahoma City Dance Centre