We Move With You Event June 30

No Divide KC will host an event at Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Center on Saturday, June 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. called “We Move with You.” The event is open to all ages and especially families in the community and will focus on promoting ways kids and adults with developmental delays can add to the creative landscape of Kansas City. There is a $5 suggested donation.

What is We Move with You?

“We Move with You” is a festival that will include visual art exhibits by Imagine That Gallery and The Whole Person and interactive visual activities by No Divide KC in the Ellis Conference room and in studios 2 and 3. Performances both with and without audience participation in the Frost Studio Theater. Performances will include works from Kansas City Ballet School’s Adaptive Dance demonstrations, The Whole Person, Jen Owen from Owen/Cox Dance and more.

“I’ve wanted to do an event that highlights those with delays and disabilities for a while,” No Divide KC’s Board President Stacy Busch said.

“I have a nephew with autism. When I learned about the Adaptive Dance program, I thought this would be a great way to make something happen in a very positive way. KCBS offers lots of resources and we’re really excited to partner with them to host something in their home.”

More about No Divide KC

No Divide KC is a nonprofit arts organization that creates artistic events that highlight various social causes, organizations, and issues. Using the arts as a vehicle for stimulating social awareness, participation, and community building, these performances help garner greater attention to these underserved social areas and bolster community acceptance and collaboration in Kansas City.

No Divide KC promotes warm and accepting spaces for all people. They’ve held benefit concerts combined with ways for local community organizations to recruit volunteers and spread awareness. They’ve also created documentaries that encouraged body positivity and also under represented female identifying people in our community. This fall they will create an exhibition and documentary in conjunction with the Johnson County Library that will feature local artists from multiple minority groups.

A Weekend of Events

This past weekend, we hosted a First Friday open rehearsal at the Bolender Center, which marked the the first one of the 2013-2014 season. The company dancers rehearsed segments of their upcoming fall show, featuring Fancy Free.

To view some great photos from this event, visit KCUR’s website and be sure to catch our next FREE First Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bolender Center. Online RSVP is required, and you can register on our website.

KCB II performed this past Saturday at ‘Dance in the Park,’ an annual event presented by City in Motion Dance Theater. Our second company dancers opened the event by performing two different works: Odalisque Pas de Trois from Le Corsaire, and the Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle.

To view photos from this event, you can visit KCUR’s website. To learn more about KCB II and the dancers, click here.

Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR
Rochelle Chang, Morgan Sicklick, & Katya Duncan of KCB II
Photo Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR