Category Archives: Performances

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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Gamelan Genta Kasturi @ Open Studios

Gamelan Genta Kasturi had a good turn out for our Open Studios Performance on Sat Mar 9 in the Black Box Theater at Town Pavilion. About fifty people came out and received an overvue of Balinese gamelan music including a new creation Beleganjur composed by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway, Catur Rawita composed for the group by ensemble founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, Blossoming Dance also by Conway, Kebyar Ding (1928) by I Wayan Regog, and Angels & Demons at Play a re-composition by Conway of a Sun Ra piece.



Kacico Collaborates!

We have been busy Kacico dancers in 2013!

We are still loving the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project space downtown, and have been working hard on new choreography for MANY upcoming events!

We got our creative juices flowing in the new year by collaborating with talented UCP residents: musician Hunter Long, and visual artist Bobby. We are all very excited to present the upcoming show on Saturday, February 23rd at the Paragraph Gallery. More info to come on this performance!

Kacico choreographers Holly, Allison, Maggie, Leigh and Katie have been hard at work starting on some new pieces for the upcoming Song and Dance Project. This is a bi-annual show that we have put for several years, featuring original choreography to LIVE music, both covered and originally composed. It is meant for 360 degree settings and smaller venues, such as coffee shops and gallery spaces, but can be adapted for a stage space as well. We plan to perform at KC First Fridays during the spring and summer, and would be open to adding additional performances of this show. We are very excited and honored to be working with the talented musicians of Flannigan’s Right Hook this year, and hope to see all you Irish-music and modern dance lovers at the shows!! I will post more exact dates and times as we know them, closer to the performances.

We love to collaborate with other creative minds, so if you are interested in working with dancers, please don’t hesitate to bring us your ideas! We are very happy to support local artists!


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Resident Miles Bonny had been planning to work with recent UMKC music grad Eddie Moore for some time, however it was the availability of the Studio space that made this 1st meeting possible. Without wasting any time, the 2 musicians began rehearsing one of Miles’ tunes and recorded that 1st session. 5 O’clock suff was originally written by Miles Bonny & Suff Daddy (Berlin/Sydney).

Here is a recording completed in Miles’ studio using 1 room mic during that 1st rehearsal. They’d like to thank Charlotte Street for helping to make this collaboration possible. Expect to hear more from these two.

Miles Bonny – Vocal & Horn
Eddie Moore – Keyboard

Listen Here

League of Makers Event: It’s a Gem

After receiving a $100 Best Venue Award from the Charlotte Street Foundation for their open studio event in May of 2012, Artists:  Nihan Yesil, Angelica Sandoval, Charlene Hillibrand, Jeni Mc, Xochitl Rodriguez, Hunter Long, & Tom Kessler developed this trans-disciplinary art event.

The residents created a surreal and well attended event despite the massive rain storm.

KCUR KC Currents Story on Blackhouse/GGK collaboration for May 18

Nice piece on KCUR’s KC Currents about this upcoming project.  Big Thanks to Alex Smith.Image

UCP Open Studios May 18 and 19

We hope to see you there!

DATES:  Friday, May 18, 5:30-9pm     Saturday, May 19, 11am-3pm

STUDIO RESIDENCY VENUES:                                                   Partnership Place / 906 Grand, 13th Floor
City Center Square
/ 1100 Main, 5th Floor
Town Pavilion / 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor