As the theater community reels from a community-wide shutdown ordered by public officials on both sides of the state line, artistic leaders are faced with two questions: How long? What next? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Quinton Lucas on March 13 issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Kansas City that […]
Finding new ways to tell stories on stage is something theatergoers should root for. So The Warriors: A Love Story scores points from the get-go. This production was created by ARCOS Dance, a company founded by Erica Gionfriddo and Curtis Uhlemann in Austin, Texas. The show is part of the Kansas City International Theatre Festival, […]
The 2014-2015 Kansas City dance season is winding down, but the coming months continue to offer an array of high-caliber dance performances. This past season featured many plot-based balletic works, but the finale performances concentrate primarily on non-narrative pieces, highlighting movement, choreographic invention and performance ingenuity.
Legendary modern choreographer and teacher Martha Graham once said, “We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.”