Kansas City Ballet's 60th Anniversary Dance Festival - two impressive weekends of performances, including KCB's first performance from Jirí Kylián, the spectacular "Petite Mort," as well as a world premiere by Andrea Schermoly, and a 60th Anniversary Celebration. Bach Aria Soloists "Night of Tango" - the fourth tango show by BAS and the return engagement of... Continue Reading →
Laura Kaminsky's As One at LOKC | Violist Christine Grossman | Boston Camerata's Play of Daniel with Friends of Chamber Music | Dance Theater of Harlem with Harriman-Jewell Series
The 4th New Dance Partners project at Johnson County Community College; four world premiere works commissioned by the Carlsen Center featuring the best local dance companies and four national-level choreographers. Artistic advisor Michael Uthoff, organized by Emily Berhmann, and funded with local support. This is a notes version response. Störling Dance, performing Heather C. Gray's... Continue Reading →
Summer is fading and the season is on the horizon. Reviews for The Kansas City Star. Summerfest Concert 1 Summerfest Concert 2 - with exceptional Ravel Piano Trio KC Baroque "Silence & Beauty" KC Fringe Fest KC Baroque "Music & Dance"
I gotta admit, even though I have less than a decade of regular contributions to The Kansas City Star, I get a little ... itchy ... when I don't have a byline in Monday's paper from a weekend review. As a freelance contributor, my office is my home, more specifically my couch. I've never set... Continue Reading →
A Picnic on My Dress: Gorgeous women in gorgeous gowns in a gorgeous setting making gorgeous art. Sounds like an easy win, huh? But the catch, here, was that each artist had to perform despite her garment, constrained by it, each gown (though created with both the artist's body and the performance space in mind) crafted... Continue Reading →
“Painterly” is not a term I’ve ever ascribed to dance, but the Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Acis and Galatea” was a complete integration of the arts with each brush stroke - song, sets, movement, orchestra - contributing cohesively to the telling of an everlasting love story. “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to... Continue Reading →