In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty at the Conservatory pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform throughout their student careers and are ready to join professional companies after graduation. Students have performed the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Firebird, the Nutcracker tour with Albany Berkshire Ballet, Setting the Stage with Friends of Alvin Ailey and more.
We live in an age in which facts have become suspect, and attention spans have eroded. We consume the majority of our news through television and online media sources that skew toward confirmation bias and clickbait rather than genuine, shared concerns. We often hear about complicated social issues — in broad sweeps, or through polarizing rhetoric, without gaining a deep understanding of the complexities that often tether these issues together.
Young professionals looking for entertainment options now have one more reason to explore Kansas City’s dynamic downtown Crossroads Arts District. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the major performing arts groups in town have joined forces to make the performing arts more accessible for younger audiences with a program called EncoreTix. Open to […]
Anastasia Fair confesses that she once walked past the homeless inhabitants of Kansas City with very little empathy. “I’d be, like, ‘just go to a shelter or something,’” she recalls. “But when you actually experience it, it’s totally different.” Fair has now been homeless, herself, for more than a year, an experience she says is marked by an endless succession of daily waits.
With headphones on, eyes closed and body swaying to the music, Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) Graphic Design junior Kelsey Mack listens carefully to jazz riffs. Every few minutes she opens her eyes and writes down notes on the paper in front of her. Was the music calm and smooth or frenetic and sharp? Which […]
Gray skies and chilly weather cause some people to see November as a dreary month. But the Harriman-Jewell Series has lined up three concerts to brighten November and give it a festive flair. One of the world’s most popular vocal ensembles will celebrate its 50th anniversary, there’s a free Discovery Concert with an outstanding young cellist, and a legendary Russian conductor will lead a concert featuring two piano superstars.