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
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.
The Bottleneck is hosting a Naughty Nurses for the Needy burlesque show Friday to raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
Ric Averill doesn’t stand still very long. Even catching the longtime artistic director for the performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in a casual conversation can be difficult. He’s always going somewhere.
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.
Adriana Maresma Fois brings new production Flamenco Poetry to the U.S. on a five-city tour.
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
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.
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.
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.”
The Lawrence Arts Center has announced that Hanan Misko will be its new dance school director, starting Wednesday.
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 and choreographer Talia Beck will bring her talents to Kansas University this fall through a residency enabled by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program.
Lawrence club spins, swings, smiles and secures fast friendships
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.