Between Silence and Light – Concert III : Music and Dance. This summer the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, a historically informed performance ensemble, has been delving into the creative process by exploring connections between art forms, eras and styles. With baroque music as a starting point, their concerts have offered a collaborative exploration of music and a variety of art forms including architeicture, visual arts, written word and in this final performance, a celebration of dance.
Joined by the renowned Kansas City based Owen / Cox Dance Group, the Kansas City Baroque Consortium on August 11 at 7:30 will present choreography set to a lush, warm and energetic variety of composers and works. The concert will feature works for small chamber ensemble and soloists including Handel’s Harpsichord Suite in E, Suite from Les Bourgeois Gentihomme by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Dances from Terpsichore by Michael Praetorius as well as the third in a series of commissioned works by Dr. Ian Coleman. The concert on Friday August 11 at 7:30 will be held in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 E 40th St, Kansas City, MO 64111. Tickets are available at the door ($23-$40). Discount Tickets are available online at kcbaroque.org. All students attend free of charge with ID.
Trilla Ray Carter, Artistic Director of KC Baroque explains the genesis of this particular concert…
“I’ve always been fascinated by how the concepts of form and structure, rhythm and movement are expressed in various art forms. These are just some of the ways the arts speak to each other, reflect each other, and are informed by one another. Dance and music are so intrinsically connected by these elements in particular. I have greatly appreciated Jennifer Owen’s work for many years, both as a dancer and a choreographer. I am particularly excited to see the connections between historical and modern languages through contemporary dance and period baroque performance! I am thrilled that she is bringing her talents and members of the OWEN/COX Dance Group to this very special project with us.”