Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mark Your Calendars for The 2013 Song and Dance Project with Kacico Dance!

For immediate release. Contact:

Holly Noel Harmison, Co-Artistic Director

785-840-8105 |

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Kacico Dance Presents:

2013 Song and Dance Project

With Flannigan’s Right Hook

May and June First Friday in the Kansas City Crossroads District


The 2013 Song and Dance Project is a captivating collaborative performance between Kacico Dance and Kansas City Irish Band, Flannigan’s Right Hook. Five out of seven company dancers have created new and innovative choreography to covered and original songs by Flannigan’s.  They will perform an hour long concert, live, during May and June First Friday’s celebration in the Kansas City Crossroads District. The Song and Dance Project continues Kacico’s tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration offering opportunities to talented performance artists in the greater Kansas City area.


2013 Song and Dance Project

1.) Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Time: Show starts at 7pm

Venue: The Promise Wedding and Event Space, 1814 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

 2.) Date: Friday, June 7th, 2013

Time: Show starts at 7pm

Venue: The Bauer, 115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

 Tickets: Free to the public/Accepting donations

Featuring:  Kacico Dance and Flannigan’s Right Hook

Performance details:



Kacico Dance is a professional nonprofit contemporary dance company from Kansas City, Missouri under the co-artistic direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, and Maggie Osgood Nicholls.  These three artists are dedicated to preserving and developing the artistic excellence of the company. Kacico creates and maintains a diverse dance repertory facilitated by artistic skill, knowledge, creative questioning, experimentation, and collaboration.  The company perpetuates the existence, exploration, and education of modern dance and its developmental forms. Kacico presents public concerts and programs locally and regionally in a variety of presentational forms for audience enjoyment, enrichment and cultural education. Kacico has presented work at the Folly Theatre, Gem Theatre, H&R Block City Stage Theatre, The Carlsen Center, and numerous non-traditional dance spaces in the Kansas City Metro Area over the past 8 years. Company dancers are Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, Maggie Nicholls, Leigh Murray, Mallory Gittemeier, Chelsea Koenig, and Katie Metzger.  Kacico Dance is currently a Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.  For more about Kacico, go to:


Flannigan’s Right Hook is a Kansas City band with Irish, Rock, and Folk influences. Band members Cameron Russell, Shane Borth and Michael Cochran started the band in 2006. Current play lists by the boys include classic Irish standards – ballads and tunes – and also a whole slew of songs from the world of American country music, classic tracks, bluegrass, as well as original compositions and songs.  You can hear Flannigan’s Right Hook at several establishments across the Kansas City Metro area. They can be seen at Tom Foolery’s on the Plaza, Kelly’s Pub in Westport, The Dubliner in the Power and Light District,  Lylwelyn’s and The Roxy in Overland Park, and O’malley’s Pub in Weston.  For more about Flannigan’s Right Hook go to:

Hard at work!



This past Thursday I ventured over to pARTnership Place to hang with fellow residents Will Preman and Chris Daharsh and to discuss plans for our show in June at Paragraph. Maegan Stracy is also part of this show, but she is currently abroad in Finland for a month long residency. Missin’ you Maegan!

Below are some pictures from the visit, as well as some recent studio shots of my own. Sneak a peak! 

ImageCollaborations with Will !


ImageWill used his pen plotter to make lines over some of my digital prints. Pretty cool I’d say.

ImageSome structural paper pieces made by Will.


ImageSome cool stuff happening over in Chris’s studio. 

ImageImageOne of my favorite pieces in Chris’s studio: concrete rope.

ImageSome in progress shots in my studio- – –  ! 

ImageThese little guys will mostly likely  become the base for collages!


That’s it for now! Here’s to warm weather! 

For more about our work please visit:

-Madeline G. 

Gamelan Genta Kasturi 10th Anniversary Performance May 18

Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Kansas City’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary with a special concert in the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (4801 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112) at 4pm on Saturday May 18.

This performance will be an overview of material from the group’s ten year history and will include traditional Balinese repertoire and original compositions by ensemble founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and current ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway.

This concert will also feature visual images by fellow Studio Resident  Jennifer Williams and shadow imagery by past Studio Resident Nihan Yesil.

The event is FREE and open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. Receive a free CD with your donation: Gamelan Genta Kasturi’s “Kembang Anyar”.

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