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This weekend, the Bach Aria Soloists present a premiere, which combines classical music with modern dance.

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, MO – The Bach Aria Soloists is dedicated to presenting the arias from Johann Sebastian Bach's cantata collection, as well as his solo and chamber music. This weekend, they'll branch out into new territory with a collaboration that combines classical music with modern dance.

The collaborators, Artistic Director and violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, and Elizabeth Koeppen, Principal Dancer with the David Parsons Dance Company in New York, talked to KCUR's Laura Spencer at a recent rehearsal.

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