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Dance

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.
Lied Center announces 20th anniversary season lineup
April 28, 2013
The Lied Center on Saturday announced its 20th anniversary season lineup, featuring an array of performers from acrobats to award-winning concert pianists, some new and some returning to Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Lied Center celebrates two decades of elevating performing arts
April 21, 2013
It’s been 20 years since the Lied Center of Kansas opened, catapulting the performing arts scene in Lawrence. Behind it all is a woman with a vision of providing future generations with opportunities she herself never had. By Sara Shepherd
Christina Hixson: The woman who ‘opened the door’ for the Lied Center
April 21, 2013
Christina Hixson isn’t afraid to admit she uses the dictionary when she does crossword puzzles. Her entire life, “self-educating” has served Hixson well. A poor tenant farmer’s daughter unable to afford college, she went on to bestow the $10 million gift that enabled the Lied Center, now celebrating its 20th anniversary at Kansas University. By Sara Shepherd
Pi Day pie contest and variety show planned
March 10, 2013
Expect a celebration of math, science, pastry and nerd pride at the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band’s annual Pi Day variety show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Foxy by Proxy to perform holiday show that’s both naughty and nice
December 16, 2012
Foxy by Proxy, which is not your typical cabaret-style burlesque, will have its first Christmas show, “Miracle on Mass. Street,” this Saturday.
Boys bust a move: Mixed-discipline class helps kids reap athletic benefits of dance
October 1, 2012
This is no classical ballet class, and that’s by design. Acceptable attire includes sports jerseys and basketball shorts. It’s OK to squirrel around between exercises. And if you feel like screaming hi-ya! in the middle of a routine, no one’s going to stop you.
Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 16
September 9, 2012
A holiday classic with a Kansas twist is coming back to the Lawrence Arts Center this year, and you can be part of it.
Get on the dance floor: Local groups offer instruction, opportunity to take a whirl
August 27, 2012
From sultry, controlled Argentine tango to old-fashioned, foot-stomping barn dance, a handful of Lawrence groups meet for regular dances, preceded by lessons so beginners can get on the floor right away. None require you to bring your own partner, either.
Art in Motion to bring upbeat energy to Dance Carnival
April 27, 2012
Cathy Patterson has heard people’s reservations about dance performances: “They’re boring” and “the music isn’t fun.”
Wheelchair ballroom dance company Groovability in need of funding
June 15, 2011
The non-profit wheelchair dance troupe seeks financial support to tour and perform.