Missouri Contemporary Ballet to push creative boundaries at WWU

William Woods University hosts the
Missouri Contemporary Ballet Thursday (Jan. 24), but don’t expect to see moves
from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty or the Nutcracker.

Instead,
anticipate exciting, edgy, hip entertainment, which MCB creates to make the
experience of live dance an artful and joyful event for all ages.

Part
of the President’s Concert and Lecture Series, the troupe’s performance at WWU,
which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in Cutlip
Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is a not-for-profit
professional dance company committed to creating dance entertainment
through the art of contemporary ballet. 
Working out of Columbia, Mo., the company is now in its seventh season.
 
Under the direction of Las Vegas native Karen
Mareck Grundy, MCB pushes creative boundaries, undertaking contemporary dance
projects that are inventive and edgy, whimsical and sensual.
 
Not confined to mid-Missouri appearances, the troupe performs at
New York’s Lincoln Center Jan. 11 as part of the Association of Performing Arts
Presenters (APAP). After numerous other shows, the dancers will be off to
Suncheon, South Korea, Columbia’s sister city, in July.
 
WWU’s President’s Concert and Lecture Series
brings speakers and top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students
and the community. For more information on the performance, contact Brenda
Foster at brenda.foster@williamwoods.edu.

CUTLINE:
Various Missouri Contemporary Ballet performers