Kansas University’s department of dance will host a scholarship fundraiser dedicated to KU dance professor Janet Hamburg, who died at age 59 last Saturday after she fell from a building in New York City.
The “Mad for Dance” event is scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Dance and musical performances, including live jazz, singing and piano, will be featured. Performers will include KU faculty, students and alumni.
A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. will precede the 7:30 p.m. performance. Advance tickets are available for $20 at the Lawrence Arts Center, by phone at 843-2787 or at www.lawrenceartscenter.org. Tickets will be $25 on the day of the show.
Planning for a memorial celebration of Hamburg’s life is ongoing for later this semester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet Hamburg Dance Scholarship in care of KU Endowment.