Date and Time
Friday 27th, September 2019
Day 1 | Day 2
Four companies, four choreographers, four world premieres
Since 2013 New Dance Partners, a project to encourage new work in dance, has been produced by the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College to further artistic growth in dance by creating new work and encouraging collaboration between Kansas City arts organizations. Local, professional dance companies are featured and new works commissioned on their behalf are set by established choreographers. Kansas City Ballet, Owen/Cox Dance Group and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company have all participated since its inception.
Emily Behrmann, General Manager of Carlsen Center Presents, said, “We’re thrilled about New Dance Partners 2019, our fifth year commissioning and premiering new works in dance. After this year’s project concludes, we’ll have commissioned 17 new works. Not many organizations can say that in only five years! Generous support this year will be provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, as part of their New Dance Lab. It’s gratifying to see all of us come together to work on this beautiful collection of choreography, specially created for Greater Kansas City artists. I encourage everyone to come and see these performances. You won’t be disappointed.”