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OVation concert featured dance and more

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Posted at 1:14 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 21:45:27-04
On May 26, Opportunity Village raised the curtain on its 6th Annual Spring Performing Arts Concert, Ovation, at the Opportunity Village Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus.
 
The program emceed by KTNV Channel 13 morning anchor, Beth Fisher, commenced with an OVIP (Opportunity Village Important People) sign language class signing “The Star Spangled Banner”, followed by a ballet performed to “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.
 
The routine featuring intricate props made in Opportunity Village’s NOVA (New Opportunities in Visionary Arts) program.
 
OVIPs in Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program practiced a collection of music, dance and theatre performances for months leading up to the event, in preparation to showcase their talents to the Las Vegas community at their annual, free concert.
 
Additional evening highlights included a performance of  “Starfish and Coffee” in tribute to Prince and a special vocal performance of a new song titled “My Job, My Choice” written by OVIPs Alyssa T. and Jason H. along with A Team Nevada. The songs’ lyrics advocate preserving choices in employment, home and living, and recreation.
 
The Fine and Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village teaches individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities music, dance, theatre and visual arts, and is designed to increase awareness of the arts, support creative expression, and provide mentorship in technique, materials, and training.