Ballet & Dance Events

Ballet & Dance Events

The Friends University Ballet & Dance program has established itself as a regional leader and outstanding program of excellence. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet is one of only a handful in the nation. Come and enjoy the traditions of our Fall and Spring Ballets.

For more information on all Fine Arts events and ticket information, visit the Fine Arts Events & Tickets page.

Fall 2020 Events

Fall Choreography Showcase

Livestream: facebook.com/FriendsFineArts

Friends University Ballet department presents Choreography Showcase virtually on Oct. 2

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present the fall Choreography Showcase, a performance illustrating the creative direction of four talented dancers. The performance will be livestreamed on the Friends University Fine Arts Facebook page, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will include two pieces conceived as works for the camera and two solos that showcase the choreographers’ craft and interpretation. Additionally, the ballet majors will perform variations from the vast ballet repertoire. The night will end with a group number honoring the late Nancy Stark-Smith’s, Underscore. Stark-Smith was a founding participant of “contact improvisation” and passed away this past May.

“Where you are when you don’t know where you are is one of the most precious spots offered by improvisation. It is a place from which more directions are possible than anywhere else,” said Stark-Smith.

The performance is free to view and will premiere on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Select “going” to the event to get a reminder when the performance is going live: facebook.com/FriendsFineArts.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

 

###