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Dance Celebrates Kansas City Flavor

props for "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite"
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
props for "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite"

A new dance piece, titled "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite," pays tribute to a Kansas City barbecue restaurant.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – A new dance piece pays tribute to a Kansas City barbecue restaurant. Titled "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite," the work pairs an original composition by jazz artist Bobby Watson with the choreography of Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company co-founder and artistic director Mary Pat Henry.

The Wylliams/Henry Spring Dance Concert, 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 14; 8:00 pm, Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16, 2009. White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry, UMKC Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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