new dance partners

New Dance Partners

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018 | Yardley Hall

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package

Underwritten in part by George H. Langworthy Sr.; the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission; the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee; and Adrienne Kilbride


Four companies, four choreographers, four world premieres


We’re thrilled to stage this innovative festival of dance for the fifth year! A collaboration where the Carlsen Center commissions choreographers to create original works for local dance companies, which then premiere on the Yardley Hall stage. In 2018, the collaborative partners are:

  • Kansas City Ballet working with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, international choreographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Owen/Cox Dance Group working with Darrell Grand Moultrie, choreographer and master teacher, based in New York City
  • Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company working with Christian Denice, choreographer, based in Chicago
  • Störling Dance Theatre working with Lauri Stallings, Atlanta-based choreographer, artist and organizer

 The artistic advisor for New Dance Partners is Michael Uthoff. Burke Brown is the lighting designer.

Pre-Show Talk

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018

7 p.m. Pre-Show Talk