Includes new folk series, diversity of other shows
Save for one yet-to-be announced Broadway hit — the title of which is promised to be revealed in July — the Lied Center at the University of Kansas has shared its 2017-18 season lineup of shows. Kicking off this season is a performance by singer and composer Lyle Lovett and His Large Band on July 27. Following shows include Kenny Rogers’s Final World Tour, Dirty Dancing, poetry, holiday favorites and a variety of dance forms.
Tonia Hall still isn’t sure how she snagged the coveted role of Head Lady Dancer in this week’s 33rd annual Gathering of Nations, but she’s pretty sure positive thinking had something to do with it.
A trio of renowned indigenous artists will visit Kansas University this month to share the visual arts and performing arts of the Haida, an indigenous people of North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast.
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.
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.”
The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with "Sleeping Beauty" and "Anansi the Spider."
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.