Monthly Archives: October 2012

Urban Culture Project Introduces Monthly Monday Meetings

Urban Culture Project residents will be responsible for attending monthly meetings this year. Last Monday was the inaugural gathering.
Every meeting will begin with resident presentations. Returning residents Molly Kaderka, Hunter Long and Calder Kamin were the first group of artist talks. For some residents, these meetings will be their first time speaking about their work in front of an audience.  There was time for questions and discussion.
Coming together once a month to discuss issues and inspiration in the studio will hopefully spark stronger relationships amongst the residents. Calder would like to thank vistors Theresa Bembnister and Emma Kisiel for attending!

Kacico Dance joins the Urban Culture Residents!

Kacico Dance, Kansas City Contemporary Dance Company, is so excited to join the other Urban Culture Residents downtown in the new rehearsal and performance space! My name is Leigh Murray, and this is my third season dancing with the company. Kacico is ac non-profit professional Modern dance company based out of Kansas City, and is currently under the Artistic Direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Harmison, and Maggie Osgood Nicholls. I will post all kinds of photos and videos about our experience in the new space, as well as information about our upcoming events.

We have laid the marley and danced on it for the first time yesterday. We are working on a show that has been in rehearsals for a while, but it seems that somehow all of our dances look better in front of the beautiful Kansas City skyline out the window. It is a very cool atmosphere to be a part of, having working visual artists surrounding us, and I hope that the amazing creative energy will really elevate the upcoming Kacico season to a new level.

Here are some photos of our first days in the downtown rehearsal space:

Before we laid the marley down

Celebrating our first day in the studio!

Laying and taping the floor

I will also post some performance pictures for those readers that are not familiar with Kacico Dance! For information about upcoming performances or community appearances, visit