Artist Karen McCoy is leading twelve participants at a time on 90-minute Sound and Sight Walks,departing at scheduled times from Lakeside Nature Center to specific destinations. Usingear trumpets to tune in to the auditory dimensions of the landscape as much as its visualcomponents, McCoy has dev...
Sat, Aug 25 2018 4:00 PM — Sat, Oct 27 2018 5:00 PM
Choreographer, writer, director and filmmaker Roussève’s newest work is Halfway to Dawn: The Strayhorn Project, exploring the arranger and composer considered to be Duke Ellington’s most vital collaborator. Although essential to jazz history, Strayhorn’s decision to live openly as a gay man meant...
Friday, October 26 2018 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
Matty Davis’s interest in the conditions determining movement have led to dances staged in Death Valley, rural ballfields in Oklahoma, and atop deserted tractor-trailers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Ben Gould is an artist who, following a diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome, adapted his studio prac...
Sat, Oct 20 2018 7:30 PM — Sun, Oct 21 2018 8:30 PM
Lucite Plains is a multi-media collaboration between merging the talents of a KC art world power trio: Ricky Allman, Barry Anderson and Davin Watne. Beginning with extended sonic explorations using loops, samplers, and sequencers, they began folding in visual elements in the form of videos playin...
Fri, Oct 19 2018 6:00 PM — Sun, Oct 21 2018 4:45 PM
This six-member Chicago-based chamber ensemble’s mission is to move music forward through innovative performance. Olagón, a conflicted wail of both mourning and victory, is the central inspiration of this new evening-length collaboration between Eighth Blackbird, composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, voc...
Wednesday, October 17 2018 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
Hailed as one of the most talented jazz artists to come along in a generation, pianist, composer, bandleader, producer, electronic musician and writer Vijay Iyer makes his Kansas City debut
Sunday, October 14 2018 7:30 PM — 11:30 PM
Kansas City, MO
Herman Mehari and Vijay Iyer
Sunday, October 14 2018 7:00 PM — 10:30 PM
Heidi Van is an actor, creator and producer of live experimental theater who has made a specialty of presenting theatrical works in intimate, often unexpected places. For this 30-minute production of Arthur Miller’s dramatic Elegy for a Lady, Van invites us inside Birdie’s, a renowned intimate ap...
Sun, Sep 16 2018 7:30 PM — Sun, Oct 7 2018 8:00 PM
Few string ensembles are as adventurous as New York City’s ETHEL, which established itself in 1998 to blend conservatory musicianship with genre-crossing intensity. Their evening-long program Documerica is based on a photographic project funded by the EPA in the 1970s that documented America’s na...
Sunday, October 7 2018 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM