Young dancers to take stage at Arts Center’s End of Year Showcases
May 21, 2015
More than 600 performers will take the stage at the Lawrence Arts Center this weekend, as the center’s School of Dance presents its annual End of Year Showcases.
AIM Dance Company to stage annual Point B Dance Carnival this weekend
April 30, 2015
There’s a lot to see and do at a carnival. “You go to the batting cages, then you go on a ride, then you get popcorn,” says Cathy Patterson, explaining the idea behind AIM Dance Company’s upcoming Point B Dance Carnival. “A carnival suggests variety.”
Arts Center to stage family-friendly ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Anansi the Spider’
February 19, 2015
The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with “Sleeping Beauty” and “Anansi the Spider.”
Lawrencians ‘sweat their prayers’ for the new year
January 1, 2015
To kick off their resolutions, about 30 Lawrencians moved and grooved their bodies and souls Thursday at Be Moved Studio, 2 E. 7th St., for studio founder Laura Martin-Eagle’s 11th annual New Year’s Day “Sweat Your Prayers” dance class.
Dance company brings signature take on hip-hop to Lied Center
November 12, 2014
The Philadelphia-based Rennie Harris Puremovement hip-hop dance company, which has traveled the world teaching, performing and sharing the joys of hip-hop, will be performing Friday night at the Lied Center.
Renowned hip-hop dancer to teach public classes at KU this week
November 9, 2014
Renowned hip-hop dancer Rodney Hill will teach a series of master dance classes at Kansas University this week as part of a partnership between the Lied Center of Kansas and KU’s department of dance.
Ensemble Ibérica to perform flamenco with a twist at Lied Center concert
August 14, 2014
Ensemble Ibérica will serve up traditional Spanish sounds — mixed with other musical influences from around the globe — to Lawrence audiences with its new show, “Flamenco Mío,” Friday night at the Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Arts Center to hold Final Dance Gala this Saturday
May 15, 2014
The Lawrence Arts Center’s School of Dance is holding its end-of-year gala at 7 p.m. Saturday to celebrate student progress made this term, each dancer’s dedication to the program and feature a number of guest performances.
Point B: Where dancers can continue their training
April 26, 2014
Point B welcomes the community into their studio with open arms, seasoned dancers or just intrigued dance enthusiasts. Perhaps the upcoming annual Point B Dance Carnival by AIM Dance Company at Lawrence Arts Center on Friday and Saturday this week, is a proper introduction to the studio.
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