Saturday, October 9, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2:00 p.m.
Polsky Theatre, Midwest Trust Center, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
Tickets are only available by calling the JCCC Box Office at 913-469-4445, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owen/Cox Dance Group and Park University International Center for Music have teamed up to create this great performance titled, “Images.” These world premiere dance works feature the amazing dancers of Owen/Cox combined with the virtuosic musicians at Park University. Concerts include a post-concert Q&A.
“Images” will feature works in the classical canon by Brahms, Bach, Debussy, Kreisler, and Mozart, each with all new choreography by OCDG Artistic Director, Jennifer Owen. Featuring award-winning students from Park ICM including Igor Khukhua, Orin Laursen, Ilkhom Mukhiddinov, Ilya Shmukler, Sihao Qin, and Kyroshiro Hirama. Dancers from Owen/Cox include Marian Faustino, Laura Jones Wallner, Cortney Tayler Key, Sam McReynolds and Christopher Page-Sanders.
Social Distancing & Masks are Required to Create Safe Environment for
Experiencing Contemporary Dance With Classical Music On Stage Together
Due to limited seating, tickets may only be purchased by calling the JCCC Box Office: 913.469.4445
“Choreographing these works has been one of the most artistically rewarding experiences for me to date. Each piece of music on the program is unique and inspires choreography. When I create a dance, I become deeply connected to the music, listening to it over and over to the extent that I form a relationship to the music, discovering the subtleties and trying to imagine what movement might express the composer’s intent. It’s an act of discovery, and I can’t wait to bring the dancers and musicians together to premiere these works.”
“Our students are so excited to perform these beautiful works with the incredible professional dancers of Owen/Cox. It’s one thing to perform in a quartet or orchestra. Performing with live dancers, and being on stage with them, is a whole new and valuable experience. This will be something truly special that audience members won’t want to miss.”
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (1915)
Igor Khukhua, Violin | Kyoshiro Hirama, Piano
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Orin Laursen, Violin
Fritz Kreisler: Preludium and Allegro
Ilkhom Mukhiddinov, Violin | Kyoshiro Hirama, Piano
W. A. Mozart: Adagio in b minor KV 540
C. Debussy: Images, book I, L. 110
I. Reflets dans l`eau
II. Hommage à Rameau
Ilya Shmukler, Piano
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo op.116 no.4 in E major (1892)
Sihao Qin, Piano