the art of movement Workshop


Want to dance? See visual artwork by social activists, humanitarians, and others and use it to transform your movement. What did these diverse artists want to “say” with their art/what was their motivation or intent? 

#tryingtodomypart This class includes an educational aspect with focus on social activists and humanitarians. Artists include, but are not limited to, African American, Mexican,  Jewish, women and artists living with disabilities.

During the workshop, dancers are lead through a process of creating movement and sequences inspired by visual artwork by people of diverse race, ages and identities (see images). Each movement is sequenced together into a choreographic study/composition. The workshop format allows attendees to follow along with the instructor, or choose to explore their own dance movement and combinations.  The complexity and technique level of movement choices is determined by the dancer. 

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.


Past workshops and performances

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - permanent collection

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art -  Bean Finneran installation

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art -  Disembodied Spirits traveling exhibit

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Georgia O'Keeffe's life and painting

The Art Gallery at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College - works by humanitarians and artists working for social justice 

Photo: Dancer, Heidi Loubser and Dragonfly (Public Art Installation in Olathe, Kansas) by Mary Jane Lamberson. Artist statement: "The flexibility of the steel lends itself to exploring the motion implied by the image of the dragonfly."