Owen/Cox Dance Group presents
The Nutcracker & The Mouse King & the Shook, Hardy, Bacon Corporate Collection Plus a special event extra! Join the Owen/Cox Cast Party after the main event!
Arts Alive likes to present a holiday related event each December and this year is no exception. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King presents a new twist to the holiday favorite. In three short years, the Owen Cox Dance Company has established itself as an innovative company unafraid to challenge tradition. Bring a few friends along for the festivities. We’ll begin with a visit to one of the best corporate art collections in the city at the law offices of Shook, Hardy and Bacon. We’ll wrap up the evening with a dessert reception to meet the cast at Retro Inferno, an alternative furniture store close to the Sprint Center at 15th and Grand. There should be ample parking along Grand Avenue for this last stop. UMB Bank is a sponsor for this evening and we thank them for their generosity.
6:00 PM Pre-Event Shook, Hardy & Bacon Corporate Collection
Join us for a sampling of Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s art collection and stellar views of downtown Kansas City. Highlights include works by Jane Hammond, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Warren Rosser, Ken Ferguson, and Andrea Gill.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
2555 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
Please Note Parking Instructions Please enter the SHB Parking Garage via the main entrance on Grand Boulevard. Access to SHB’s Office is on the “L” level of the garage. Please bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.
8:00 PM Main Event
Owen/Cox Dance Group with The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
H&R Block City Stage Theater–Union Station
30 West Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Parking for the Union Station Block Theater is either in front of the station or underneath the station entering from the west.
Exclusive Post-performance Event
Owen/Cox Cast Party Retro Inferno
1500 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108
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As always, tickets are only $25 each and include food and drink
More about Owen/Cox Dance Group
The Owen/Cox Dance Group is an ensemble of professional dancers and musicians dedicated to performing collaborative new works. The group’s mission is to create new music and dance collaborations, to present high-quality contemporary dance performances with live music, and to engage as wide an audience as possible through affordable live performance, education and outreach programs. With this mission in mind, founders Jennifer Owen and Brad Cox bring together some of Kansas City’s most talented artists, representing a variety of genres, to perform contemporary dance with live music. With diverse backgrounds ranging from the Bolshoi Ballet and the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, to Alvin Ailey and Dave Brubeck, these dancers and musicians form a highly skilled and multi-faceted corps. The collaborative results speak for themselves: fresh and vibrant new works that are classical in form, but contemporary in expression. For photos, videos, music and more information, please visit:www.owencoxdance.org
More about Shook, Harcy, & Bacon, LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Kansas City office is located in the Crown Center complex near the downtown business district. Established in Kansas City in 1889, the firm’s historic presence in the community has forged enduring client relationships built on superior legal services in nearly 40 different areas of practice.
As a part of Shook, Hardy, & Bacon’s Pro Bono efforts, Kansas City attorneys currently represent abused or neglected children or juveniles charged with crimes in the Jackson County, Mo., Family Court, acting as guardians ad litem and assisting grandparents in obtaining legal guardianships of their grandchildren. SHB attorneys have also completed more than 400 adoptions of foster children by foster parents. All fees paid by the state for these adoptions are donated to a scholarship fund that has awarded more than 80 scholarships totaling $110,000 in recent years. SHB received the Kansas Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award in 2001.
For more information, please visit: www.shb.com
More about Retro Inferno
Retro Inferno buys and sells 20th century modern furnishings. Their large showroom on the corner of Truman and Grand features two floors and 11,000 square feet brimming classic 20th century furnishings and collectibles.
To browse selected items, please visit: www.retroinferno.com
For nearly a century UMB has maintained a commitment to the prosperity of each and every community we serve. In addition to providing a solid portfolio of financial products, we have utilized associate volunteerism and corporate philanthropy to build our reputation as a strong community partner.
Although we strive to help wherever we are most needed, historically we’ve emphasized expansion of access and appreciation of the arts,furthering economic development, advancing educational opportunities, agriculture, and promoting health and wellness. Through these acts, we strive to make UMB a place where customers can count on more.
To learn more about UMB, please visit: www.umb.com
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