Class dances away from the past with annual New Year’s Day event
January 1, 2014
On display at a downtown dance studio, as it has been for more than a decade each New Year’s Day, was the delicate art of avoiding collision in a closed space where the number of fellow twirling bodies releasing energy has grown considerably. By Stephen Montemayor
Dance shoe fund benefits young children at Lawrence Arts Center
December 15, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center named the Candi Baker Shoe Fund in her honor following her retirement, as a scholarship means for young students who can’t afford to purchase dance shoes.
Naughty nurses’ raising funds for Red Cross
December 12, 2013
The Bottleneck is hosting a Naughty Nurses for the Needy burlesque show Friday to raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
Fall concerts to feature Israeli dancer’s choreography
November 21, 2013
The University Dance Company’s fall concerts will feature the choreography of Kansas University’s dance department’s guest artist from Israel, on Nov. 21 and 22, as part of the Janet Hamburg Visiting Artist Series.
Spanish flamenco company picks Lawrence to launch tour Nov. 16
November 14, 2013
Adriana Maresma Fois brings new production Flamenco Poetry to the U.S. on a five-city tour.
Event explores link between Quantrill’s Raid and ‘Nutcracker’ play set two years earlier
November 11, 2013
A few characters who starred in Quantrill’s 1863 raid on Lawrence also will appear for the first time in this year’s production of “A Kansas Nutcracker,” set two years earlier. A panel discussion Tuesday night aims to explore how events — and people — from both storylines tie together. By Sara Shepherd
Nerdy dancing: Suicide Girls mix burlesque, pop culture in show
October 17, 2013
The Suicide Girls, performing Thursday at the Granada, use modern music and choreography to create burlesque performances that poke fun at pop culture such as “Kill Bill,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Doctor Who,” “Game of Thrones” and more.
Audience will move through castle during dance performance of Poe tale
October 13, 2013
Lawrence’s Arts in Motion Dance Company is performing “The Masque of the Red Death” in a unique, walk-through performance at the Castle Tea Room.
2013 Phoenix Awards: Ramberg’s artwork, teaching embrace creative process
October 13, 2013
Laura Ramberg practices — and teaches — what she calls “creative life.” “Art-making is not just about making a product,” she says. “It’s about the creative process, so I think everyone can benefit from practicing artful living.”
Arts Center announces new dance director
September 22, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center has announced that Hanan Misko will be its new dance school director, starting Wednesday.
Performance art en pointe: Armitage’s signature choreography meets social message in ‘Fables’
September 22, 2013
Karole Armitage’s “contemporary ballet” comes to Lawrence Saturday evening, when Armitage’s company, Armitage Gone! Dance, performs “Fables on Global Warming” at the Lied Center.
Israeli dancer to spend fall semester in residency at KU
August 25, 2013
Israeli dancer and choreographer Talia Beck will bring her talents to Kansas University this fall through a residency enabled by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program.
Hooked on square dancing
Lawrence club spins, swings, smiles and secures fast friendships
August 12, 2013
Look at the clusters of faces as they spin back and forth, and one thing stands out: There’s a big smile on every one. That tends to happen when you square dance, say members of Lawrence’s Happy Time Squares.
Dance company puts modern spin on old fairy tale
August 1, 2013
When Art In Motion Dance Company performs its take on Grimm Brothers’ “Snow White” on Friday, there won’t be seven dwarves and Snow White won’t be wearing the large gown most children envision her in after seeing Disney’s version of the fairytale. In fact, this performance is the company’s own take of the well-known story, complete with modern music and costumes.
Public reception planned to honor retiring dance director
May 12, 2013
A public reception is planned to honor Candi Baker, who has announced her retirement after 29 years as director of dance at the Lawrence Arts Center.