Nature Theater of Oklahoma returns to Under the Radar with this awesome and awkward tour de force that grows exponentially through to the piece’s final inevitable and surprising conclusion. With virtually no formal dance training, this young company of performers  takes the everyday gestural language of the street and weaves it over the course of a tight 65 minutes into a final full scale takeover of the entire performance space. The show can be intimate one moment and operatic the next, as the dancers demonstrate the power of artlessness. Poetics is a dance manifesto on presence and performance for our time. Photo Credit: Peter Nigrini

Nature Theater of Oklahoma returns to Under the Radar with this awesome and awkward tour de force that grows exponentially through to the piece’s final inevitable and surprising conclusion. With virtually no formal dance training, this young company of performers  takes the everyday gestural language of the street and weaves it over the course of a tight 65 minutes into a final full scale takeover of the entire performance space. The show can be intimate one moment and operatic the next, as the dancers demonstrate the power of artlessness. Poetics is a dance manifesto on presence and performance for our time.


Photo Credit: Peter Nigrini


Poetics: A Ballet Brut

Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Cooper

USA (New York)

UTR 2008 - The Public