Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company performed at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, March 23rd. The performance included a new work created in response to Rashid Johnson’s art installation and two hanging works about anxiety, self, and release.
These types of intimate performance collaborations are important for the community, other arts organizations, as well as, the Second Company.
“The performance at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art brought together visual and performing art fans and created an experience that can’t be obtained any other way,” says Second Company Manager Anthony Krutzkamp. “It gives us a chance here at Kansas City Ballet to cross pollinate with other arts groups in a substantial way. Everyone wins, including the audience.”
“The visual artist’s work is the embodiment of the choreography. It gives the dancers something tangible, not just an idea, to inspire their interpretation of the movement. It adds an extra layer to the show and how the Second Company approaches the piece,” Krutzkamp says.
Interested in seeing more from our Second Company? Check out their upcoming shows:
- Second Company @ Home, Friday, April 28th at the Bolender Center.
- Second Company @ The Sundry, Friday, May 5th at The Sundry.
- Second Company @ 1900 Building, Saturday, May 6th at the 1900 Building.
Find out about other community events on our website: KCBALLET.ORG/performances-tickets/community-events