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"WE!" Shakes Up Relationship Between Audience and Performer

"WE!" photo: courtesy of Jane Gotch

On the sixth floor of the Town Pavilion in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an empty office space, once occupied by AT&T, is the site of a new installation dance performance called "WE!" The audience moves in small groups through an environment created by dancers, musicians, composers, visual artists, lighting and fashion designers.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, Mo. – KCUR's Laura Spencer talked to two of the collaborators: jazz musician and horn sculptor Mark Southerland and dancer and choreographer Jane Gotch.

"WE!" continues Thursday through Sunday at the Town Pavilion, 1111 Main St. Kansas City, Mo. Performance entrance on Walnut St. between 11th and 12th Streets. Check here for ticket information.

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