Utah's Odyssey Dance Theatre is on its way to Beijing.

The Orem-based, internationally renowned contemporary dance company was invited to perform at the Booking Dance Festival 2008 Beijing that coincides with the 2008 Olympic Summer Games.

In addition to seven performances that will include "The Factory" and "Motif," artistic director Derryl Yeager said the company will hold master classes and workshops with members of the Beijing Modern Dance Company and the National Ballet of China.

"It's going to be a great cultural exchange," said Yeager. "And we are so looking forward to it."