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Music And Movement With The Owen Cox Dance Group

Lindsey Clipner
Dancer and musicians from the Owen Cox Dance Group during at 2019 performance of their work "Love Songs" - a collaboration with singer/songwriter Krystle Warren.

Classical KC speaks with Jennifer Owen and Brad Cox, the married couple behind the Owen/Cox Dance Group. We'll learn about their commitment to performing new works to live music, and finding inspiration in the individual artistry of the dancers and musicians with whom they work.


Stephen Steigman


Jennifer Owen, co-founder and artistic director
Brad Cox, co-founder and composer


Long Day/Good Night
by Brad Cox
Tom Aber - bass clarinet, Brad Cox - samples, Jan Faidley - alto saxophone, Sascha Groshang - cello, Mark Lowry - vibraphone, Lyra Pherigo - flute, Robert Pherigo - Rhodes electric piano, Sam Wisman - drum set

Three Lullabies
by Brad Cox
Nathan Granner - tenor, Beau Bledsoe - guitar
From the album "Departure"

An Old Letter
by Brad Cox
Lauren Krum, Barclay Martin, Krystle Warren - voice, Brad Cox - piano, Sascha Groschang - cello, Christine Grossman - viola, Jeff Harshbarger - bass, Sam Wisman - drum set

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, English adaptation Brad Cox
Shay Estes - voice, Brad Cox - piano, Jeff Harshbarger - bass, Samantha Wagner - accordion, Sam Wisman - percussion

Hong Kong Audio Diary (excerpt)
Traditional/Joseph Koo, arranged by Brad Cox

Head/Space (excerpt)
by Brad Cox
Brad Cox - piano, John Kizilarmut and Brian Steever - drum set, Jeff Harshbarger - bass, Matt Otto and Rich Wheeler - tenor saxophone, Adam Schlozman - guitar

You can see performance samples, find recordings and learn about upcoming Owen/Cox Dance Group events at owencoxdance.org.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Sam Wisman is a Producer for 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.